Akhtar Aly Kureshy

Pakistani Advocate & Legal Advisor

Akhtar Aly Kureshy (Urdu: اختر علی قریشی) is a Pakistani lawyer, advisor and senior advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan who served as Assistant Attorney-General for Pakistan. He remained Assistant Advocate General Punjab, and Legal Advisor to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

Akhtar Aly Kureshy

He is a lifetime member of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. He remain associated with the Civil Service Academy as Syndicate Advisor to teach and train government officers of the Central Superior Services (CSS).

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  • The advancement of technology and society as a whole presents an opportunity to modernize and improve the justice system. By embracing innovative technologies, alternative dispute resolution methods, and community-based approaches, we can make the justice system more accessible, efficient, and fair for all. It’s essential to continually adapt and evolve our systems to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world.


  • A complete and successful life is often rooted in principles of justice. When individuals are treated fairly, have their rights respected, and can seek redress for grievances, they are more likely to thrive and contribute positively to society. Justice fosters a sense of security, trust, and social harmony, creating an environment where people can pursue their aspirations and fulfil their potential. Therefore, incorporating justice into the fabric of life is essential for personal fulfilment and the well-being of communities.
    • [1] Pakistan Today, March 22, 2024.


  • Doing justice refers to the act of carrying out fair and equitable actions, while having justice could imply possessing or experiencing the benefits or outcomes of justice. Both are important aspects of a just society. Justice being perceived as a rare commodity in Pakistan is a concern echoed by many. The effectiveness and fairness of the justice system can vary widely across different regions and communities. Efforts to strengthen institutions, improve transparency, and promote accountability are essential for fostering a more just society.


  • Law reforms create the atmosphere of rule of law which implies that every citizen is subject to the law. It stands to convey that nobody is above the law and all citizens are equal before law. There is no secret that a powerful nation is recognized by its history, civilization and its judicial system and we being a Muslim nation have our own culture and civilization but due to British rule in the Subcontinent, our values got pushed to compromise everything, resultantly we fail to deliver what we desire and get involved in corruption, nepotism, social and moral evils.
    • [2] Reformation Judicial system.


  • The absence of a commitment to justice among politicians can be detrimental to the well-being of a country. Justice is fundamental for ensuring equality, fairness, and the protection of rights for all citizens. Politicians who prioritize personal gain over justice risk eroding trust in the government and perpetuating social inequality. It’s essential for political leaders to embrace the principles of justice and uphold them in their governance to truly serve the interests of the people.


  • The idea of justice played a significant role in the creation of Pakistan in 1947. The movement for an independent Pakistan, led by the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the All-India Muslim League, sought a separate nation where Muslims could live according to their religious and cultural values. The demand for a separate state was driven by a desire for justice, both political and social, for the Muslim-majority population in the Indian Subcontinent. The creation of Pakistan was intended to establish a society where Muslims could enjoy their rights and live in accordance with their beliefs.


  • Efforts should be made to improve the judicial system and should focus not only on increasing numbers but also on enhancing the system’s overall efficiency, leveraging technology and implementing reforms to address the specific needs and challenges of the legal landscape. The goal is to ensure that the judicial system effectively serves the growing interest of the justice to eliminate the fear of injustice and provide a fair opportunity to flourish every citizen of Pakistan.
    • [3] Pakistan Today March 01, 2024.


  • A weak justice system can by default contribute to an increase in corruption that is destroying the society. A robust and efficient judicial system acts as a deterrent to corruption by holding individuals accountable for their actions. When the justice system is perceived as ineffective or slow, it may create an environment where corrupt practices flourish. Wrongdoers might believe that they can act with impunity and be encouraged in their evil ways. Strengthening the justice system through reforms, transparency and timely resolution of cases is crucial for combating the core issue of corruption and promoting a fair and just society.

[4] Administering Justice The News (February 18, 2024)


  • There is absolutely no god except Allaha Almighty (Subhana Taallah who is very Kind and merciful towards all creatures of this World including We the human beings).


  • It is an open secret that without strict accountability you can’t prosper as a nation. A nation can’t survive until its judicial system is empowered to deliver justice instantly and inexpensively.


  • It is the prime responsibility of the state to legislate according to the wishes and needs of the citizen through Parliament, then execute the law and policies by the Executive, Cabinet, bureaucrats and lastly deliver justice through a powerful judicial system of Courts, so that the citizens may lead peaceful, purposeful and prosperous lives in a corruption-free society.


  • Without justice, a civilized society is just a dream.


  • This is not an open invitation to mobilize wisdom, it is merely a simple matter, a university student can tell how to clean up the dirt with iron hand in one go for all to make a smooth and lovely Riasat-e-Madina to rule and make the life of a common man easy with full comforts and also save him from a chronic headache.


  • Supreme Court of Pakistan has inherent constitutional powers by virtue of their judicature, these powers can not be manipulated with ill-gotten intentions.


  • It is a settled principle and there is no need of further arguments that without justice you can’t be a powerful and proper nation, although you have a decorated toy of an atom bomb to pressure the world or your enemy, and you will not be in a position to curtail your poverty and backwardness even though every person has an amazing gadget to move the World in his hands.



  • A decent man on his way to argue a case before the Lahore High Court Lahore, passing over the famous Turner road, as usual many had seen him and wondered who is this sober man with distinctive features " that was Ijaz Hussain Batalvi" who was always busy pursuing his passion for professional excellence. A good human being, distinguished barrister, true writer, passionate law professor and an intellectual.


  • There is an urgent need of judicial reforms in Pakistan. Almost every politician has issued a statement over this issue, but no practical step has been taken in this regards. Comprehensive reforms can strengthen the rule of law, instill public confidence and contribute significantly to the overall development and stability of the country’s legal framework.
    • [5] Administering Justice( 18the February, 2024 )


  • "Don't be stuck off on the same routine, always follow diversity."
    • [6] Akhtar Aly Kureshy quote on Wikibooks


  • Global ranking for judicial systems also makes a joke of our judicial system which makes us all Pakistani embrace and particularly the lawyers and judges, it motivate us to rethink our judicial system for more drastic improvement and addition of IT system to accelerate its performance and delivery.


  • Good justice typically involves fairness, impartiality, and adherence to principles of equity. It aims to ensure that individuals are treated justly, their rights are protected, and the legal process is transparent and accountable.


  • A robust judicial system is fundamental for the proper functioning and prosperity of a state. It provides the framework for resolving disputes, upholding the rule of law, and ensuring justice for all citizens. A well-functioning judiciary contributes to stability, attracts investments, and fosters an environment where individuals and businesses can thrive with confidence in the legal system


  • Kill fake justice as Justice must be genuine, fair, and impartial to uphold the rule of law and protect the rights of individuals. Any form of fake justice undermines the trust and legitimacy of the legal system, leading to further injustice and social unrest. It’s imperative for societies to strive for real justice through transparent and accountable legal processes.
    • [7] Breaking Justice Pakistan Today, March 22, 2024.


  • Ghost justice can distort the legal system by undermining principles of fairness, transparency, and accountability. When justice is administered through secretive or informal means, it can lead to arbitrary decisions, violations of human rights, and erosion of public trust in the legal system. Additionally, it can perpetuate corruption and abuse of power, ultimately weakening the rule of law. Since the first constitutional case of Pakistan, Moulvi Tameezuddin’s case, it was the then Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr Justice Muhammad Munir, who managed to create the mountains of ghost justice in Pakistan which still continue to frustrate our judicial system.


  • Justice is crucial for the well-being and stability of any society. It ensures fairness, equality, and the protection of rights for all individuals. Without justice, there can be widespread dissatisfaction, conflict, and erosion of trust in institutions. Therefore, striving for justice is essential for the functioning and progress of society.


  • There is no other way except to introduce an Innovative justice system which refers to the exploration and implementation of novel approaches to the administration of justice. This can include alternative dispute resolution methods, technological advancements in legal processes, restorative justice practices, and community-based initiatives aimed at reducing crime and promoting rehabilitation. It's about finding creative solutions to address the complexities and shortcomings of traditional justice systems. Innovative justice indeed holds significant promise for addressing the evolving needs of society. By embracing new ideas and approaches, we can create more effective, fair, and efficient systems that better serve individuals and communities.


  • Implementing an innovative justice system could indeed help address some of the inefficiencies and shortcomings of the current legal system. By leveraging technology, alternative dispute resolution methods, and community-based approaches, we can potentially streamline processes, reduce backlog, enhance access to justice, and promote fairness and effectiveness in resolving disputes and administering justice.
  • Any weakness in a judicial system can lead to a deterioration of the society. The administration of justice is a fundamental pillar that upholds fairness, equality and rule of law. Without it, the society risks social unrest, severe inequality and a breakdown of trust in state institutions. Injustice can breed resentment, erode social cohesion and create an environment where conflicts escalate. Thus the presence of a just legal system is crucial for the stability, prosperity and well-being of a society.

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