Article by: Ms. Irum Jameel Kasi
Muzaffar Azam Baloch is one of the youngest Barristers in Balochistan. He was born on 12th November, 1993 in Umrani tribe. He basically belongs from a small village Kapoto in District Kalat. He did his basic schooling from Quetta and O levels from Fazl-e- College, Mardan. After Olevels, at the age of 17 he travelled alone to the United Kingdom for higher studies. He completed his Bar-at-Law in the age of 23 and was later called to the bar by the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn at the age of 24.
At Present, he is practicing as Advocate in High Court Balochistan and working as an associate in Kamran Law Associates, Quetta. He is also part time lecturer in City School of Law and deliver lectures on International Law, Law of Torts and Moot Courts in order to motivate and train the future lawyers of Balochistan. He enjoys reading general books to enhance his knowledge and he is also good a chess player.
His father Azam Baloch has played a remarkable role in his son’s success by motivating, believing and morally and financially supporting him. Muzaffar Azam faced a lot of social and cultural challenges in United Kingdom but he overcame all of them with hardworking and with the hope that he will return and serve the people of Balochistan. He had been a very sharp-witted student, he blended smoothly in the English environment. Thus, he was made the Ambassador of University of Hertfordshire and also received Excellent Student Award. He also successfully completed a mini pupillage in a UK law chamber and also got an opportunity to Marshall Judge His Honor Andrew Bright, which allowed him to gain the experiences and know how of the English Courts and legal practice in real life.
Throughout his student life, he has been honored with numerous awards and participated in many competitions such as in Mock Trials, War of Words, Mediation, Mooting and he has also received the award of Advance Legal Researcher in Legal field. He has also served as Lead Mentor of Law students at his University in England. Considering his grades and achievement he was also awarded a diploma in Professional Developing Skills from University of Hertfordshire.
He is well determined to work for the welfare of society, as legal services are not affordable by the marginalized society but his ambition is to provide free legal advice. Therefore, he plans to introduce an online legal system for the people who cannot consult him directly. He further plans of setting up the Legal writing Forum; keeping in view the backwardness in Balochistan, fresh law graduate students, advocates, researchers and professionals will be given opportunity to address and write on the legal issues and to aware the general public about the current law and amendment in legislations
Muzaffar Azam is a dynamic, devoted and passionate Barrister. His aim is to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society are heard, defended and safeguarded and have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives. His struggle is a motivation for LLB students and young lawyers of Balochistan.