Amina Hassan Sheikh

Islamabad, Pakistan

About Amina

Amina is an Advocate of the High Court. She graduated with an LL.B. (Hons) in 2013 from University of London International Programme, and an LLM from University of California, Berkeley in 2017. Amina has been working with Mr. Muhammad Akram Sheikh, Senior Advocate Supreme Court (one of the most renowned lawyers in Pakistan) since the start of her career.

She has been a prominent face before superior courts in High Profile cases pertaining to complex questions of law and constitution. One such case includes the High Treason trial of Gen (Rtd) Parvez Musharraf, the ex-President of Pakistan. Another landmark case before the Islamabad High Court, in which Amina was engaged in, challenges the unconstitutional way in which the Capital Development Authority has been exercising it’s statutory powers, and also aims to judicially delineate the contours of the statutory powers of the currently tyrannical Authority.

Apart from the cases, Amina has also been rendering opinions to the Government on paramount legal affairs and has undertaken legislative work for the Federal Government of Pakistan which includes the Cyber Crime Laws and Anti-Terrorism Laws, which were legislated through both Houses of the Parliament and promulgated as the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance and Cyber Crime Ordinance.

More recently, Amina has been a part of the legal team before the Judicial Commission constituted under the General Election 2013 Inquiry Commission Ordinance 2015, where the task of the Judicial Commission was to inquire into and determine whether or not the 2013 General Elections were organized and conducted impartially, honestly, fairly, justly and in accordance with law.

Amina has also been a member of the Youth Parliament Pakistan, where she drafted two policies i.e. National Internal Security Policy and Countering Balochistan Insurgency.

In addition to her extraordinary achievements in the legal profession, Amina is motivated to bring a change in the society and is a diligent social worker.

She has also worked with UNDP, on a project, which regards SDG 5 and aims to identify and suggest reforms for legislative gaps regarding Women Empowerment and Gender Equality in the Province of KPK. She is also the founder of “Faasiya Foundation”; an NGO aimed at providing food, shelter and education to poor and under privileged children of the society.

Areas of Practice

  • Constitution
  • Human Rights - Nonprofit Organization
  • Litigation