Sabila Daraz Khan

Junior Associate | Islamabad

  • sabila@absco.pk
  • +92 51 2831155

Sabila Daraz Khan holds an LL.B. (Hons.) from Bahria University, Islamabad. Apart from the mandatory
courses, she studied modules with a specialization in Media Laws, Intellectual Property Law, Taxation
Laws, and Consumer Protection Laws. In partial fulfilment of the requirements of her Law degree, she
submitted a dissertation titled “Stateless Persons and Their Recognition as Regulated Under International Law”.
During her time at the Bahria university she volunteered at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot
Competition, Islamabad in 2018 and also at the Pakistan Moot Court Competition in November 2017
organized by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) in Islamabad. Thereafter, in
2019 at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition, Islamabad she was the team advisor
and coach for Bahria University’s participating team. As an undergraduate, she had the opportunity to
intern at various prestigious organizations and institutions, including the Research Center of International
Law (RSIL) and Aitzaz Ahsan & Associates in Islamabad.
Over the years she has attended various trainings and workshops, including the International Law Moot
Court Workshop (OPDAT & ILSA) 2019, Advanced Training on Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Legal Regime
and Human Rights (RSIL) 2018, International Maritime Law Certificate Course 2018 (Bahria University & Dalian Maritime University), Legal Research through Digital Resources 2017 (LDC Bahria University),
International Humanitarian Law Certificate Course 2017 (ICRC), the Rights of the Child & the Role of
UNICEF in Pakistan (2017) and Digital Security and Rights for Female Students, (2017).
After the completion of her LL.B., she joined Aitzaz Ahsan & Associates in Islamabad as an Associate in
September 2018 and worked with them for a tenure of one year where she did research on various legal
propositions and got the opportunity to assist her seniors in matters such as the review petition in
Mukhtar Mai’s case, the suo motu case regarding the selling of bottled water extracted from the ground
without any charge and its fitness for human consumption, the disqualification of Syed Zulfikar Ali
Bukhari on the account of being a dual national and the case regarding the right of the people of Gilgit
Baltistan wherein Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan appeared as the amicus curiae and other high profile and
constitutional matters.
She joined ABS & Co. in September 2019 and the focus of her work primarily includes Civil Litigation
and Arbitration matters. She also assists her seniors at the Islamabad office in both contentious and non-
contentious matters at the District Court and the High Court level, with the exposure to the National
Accountability Bureau trial court proceedings and proceedings at the Special Court (Offences in Banks) at
Islamabad. Currently she is appearing before the District Courts Islamabad and Special Courts Islamabad
as a Lead Counsel. She has also provided valuable legal opinions to the client on diverse matters including
matters relating to land acquisitions and service matters.

Areas of FOCUS

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Transactional Law
  • Service Matters
  • Law of Arbitration
  • Sale of Goods
  • Land Acquisitions

ADMISSIONS

  • Islamabad Bar Council
  • High Courts of Pakistan