ABS & Co.

Constitutional and Appellate Litigation

"Excellent Litigators"

Legal 500 (2021)

Our litigators, who make up the firm’s constitutional and appellate litigation practice, have repeatedly earned praise from the market which signals the depth of our experience in handling such cases. In 2021, Legal 500 described us as “excellent litigators”.

That reputation has been built over four decades of experience in the constitutional and appellate forums. 

Some of our key work highlights include representing:

  • Government of Pakistan against A.Q. Khan regarding his detention following allegations of nuclear proliferation
  • Higher Education Commission before the Supreme Court on the provincial competence to set curriculum and standards of education following the 18th Amendment
  • Pakistan Vanaspati Manufacturers Association against the Punjab Food Authority and Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority on the issue of legislative competence following the 18th Amendment
  • Senator Sadia Abbasi, sister of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister, in an election disqualification case before the Supreme Court of Pakistan
  • MP Sumaira Malik in an election disqualification case before the Supreme Court of Pakistan
  • Punjab Population Innovation Fund before the Lahore High Court in a case concerning the constitutionality of section 42 companies established by the Government of Punjab
  • Constructors Association of Pakistan against the Pakistan Engineering Council before the Islamabad High Court
  • All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) in challenging various surcharges and duties in relation to electricity and gas before the provincial High Courts
  • Federation of Pakistan against a challenge to the construction of the mixed-use Fortress Square Mall in Lahore
  • Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), a major public utilities operator, in a landmark case regarding the imposition of aquifer charges for the conservation of groundwater
  • President of National Bank of Pakistan in writs of quo warranto before the Islamabad High Court and the Lahore High Court challenging his appointment by the Federal Government

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