Afzal Khushal Khan is an Advocate enrolled at the Islamabad Bar Council and an Associate at the Islamabad office. He completed his LLB from University of London in 2017, and in the same year became Advocate Supreme Court Latif Afridi’s apprentice at Oprithy & Associates conducting litigation.
In 2019, Afzal graduated with an LL.M in International Law from the University of Glasgow with an overall 2:1 (Merit), and scored a distinction in International Finance Law. During his time at the university, he was an executive member of Glasgow Law Society, and worked as a research assistant at Queen Mary University of London. Upon his return, he interned at Orr Dignam & Co, Islamabad, and later joined Interstate Gas Systems (ISGS) where he worked and represented the Government of Pakistan, both as legal counsel and official interpreter due to his fluency in the Russian language in G2G talks and negotiations with the Russian Federation for the PSGP project. Additionally, he worked on the IP, TAPI, and UGS Projects.
Afzal is also involved in academia and has expertise in the international and non-international armed conflicts with emphasis on the Kashmir dispute, he produced several webinars and a documentary, worked with firms in London for the execution of arrest warrants against war criminals, worked on an R2P petition with Justice Ali Nawaz Chowhan the former Chief Justice of Gambia, served as a legal counsel to Chairman Kashmir Committee Mr. Shehryar Khan Afridi, and has publications at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and the Legal Forum for the Oppressed Voice of Kashmir (LFOVK) where he worked as a Senior Research Associate.
Afzal joined Vellani and Vellani in 2021 and has experience in project finance transactions in the infrastructure and energy sectors, corporate and commercial matters, litigation and M&A transactions.