Criminal Law is an extreme field of practice coverning all those aspects that entail crime as its factor. Every act or omission that violates a command, derives its force from legislature or from authority - either political or religious - that has absolute sway over the matters of state is considered to be a crime. This is the reason that state stands as a prosecutor against the alleged culprit.

Pakistan has a very detailed criminal law that is though outdated to some extent but it tends to cover all aspects that do constitute a crime. To understand the criminal law in Pakistan one needs to understand the socio cultural phenomena of this country also. Most of the criminal law that has been prevailing in Pakistan was introduced by the British Empire when India was a colony and Pakistan was part of it. Even then a care was taken to understand the social conditions and criminal law was tried to be conditioned according to the cultural circumstances of the colony. This is the reason that it was willfully accepted by India and Pakistan both after their freedom from British Empire. Code of Criminal Procedure (V of 1898) that was implemented in colony is still largely the prescribed criminal procedure followed by the courts in Pakistan. Similarly the Penal Code (XLV of 1860) that was introduced in colony is still largely followed in shape of Pakistan Penal Code.

Challenge Injustice to Obtain Justice

We also litigate housing discrimination, public accommodation discrimination, and various other civil rights cases. Our civil rights lawyers have handled campaign finance litigation and injunctions and litigation on behalf of abortion clinics. As a progressive law firm, we are interested in challenging injustice to obtain justice in the proactive practice of law.

Global Law Company is regarded as one of the preeminent litigation firms in Pakistan, and general civil litigation is the firm's mainstay. The firm has handled virtually every kind of litigation imaginable - for individuals and for institutions. It has been involved with the most complex cases facing businesses across the industry spectrum, with a particular emphasis on two things: first, rapid response when clients must obtain or resist emergency relief, and second, preparing cases for actual trial in the courtroom.


The firm's civil practice is national in scope. Lawyers from the firm have appeared in Supreme and High Courts throughout the country. They have provided national direction and co-ordination in class actions and other complex cases in which clients are forced to appear in numerous jurisdictions simultaneously. In these cases, the firm has experience in developing a comprehensive strategy, avoiding wasteful duplication of discovery efforts, making sure that consistent factual and legal positions are taken by local counsel, working closely with them to implement the national strategy, and co-ordinating with other counsel in joint defense arrangements. Through these efforts, the firm works to achieve the best possible litigation results with cost efficiency, including saving the valuable time of corporate executives and employees.

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