School of Law convened a roundtable discussion on ‘qisas’ and ‘diyat’ law within the criminal justice system in Pakistan on 21st September 2013. The discussion included prominent criminal law practitioners of Pakistan such as Barrister Salman Safdar, who is one of the few experts on prosecution development in the country and regularly conducts lectures and workshops on criminal procedure, evidence and advocacy skills. He completed his LL.B (Hons) from London School of Economics and as a B.A in Political Science from Government College University Lahore; Barrister Haider Rasul Mirza who is practicing at Mirza and Mirza advocates and legal consultants in Lahore. He holds a BSC. (Hons) from Lums, LL.B (Hons) from University of London and a PG. Diploma in Professional Legal Skills from ICSL. He has a keen interest in constitutional, criminal and international laws; and Mr. Asad Jamal who is a senior lawyer specializing in human rights law. He teaches criminal law at Lums and is currently coordinating the ABA’s Rule of Law initiative in Pakistan.
Ms. Nida Mahmood (Director-International Programmes at School of Law) was the moderator and Ms. Anoshay Fazal (Academic Coordinator and Skills Facilitator at School of Law) took the minutes of the discussion.