|Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights|
|Assumed office |
14 December 2018
|Member of the Senate of Pakistan from Punjab|
|Assumed office |
14 December 2018
|Preceded by||Haroon Akhtar Khan|
|Political party||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Spouse(s)||Nuria Rafique Iqbal|
|Relations||Allama Muhammad Iqbal (grandfather)|
Yousuf Salahuddin (cousin)
|Parent(s)||Javid Iqbal (father)|
Nasira Iqbal (mother)
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania (B.A)|
University of Punjab (L.L.B)
Harvard University (M.A)
University of Cambridge (M.A)
After completing high school at Aitchison College in Lahore, Iqbal went to the United States and received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1988. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Punjab in 1994 and a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1997. He also has a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge.
Iqbal specialises in mergers and acquisitions, privatisation, corporate and project finance (particularly in the power sector), financial institutions, investment management, joint ventures, energy and petroleum, asset finance, information technology, telecommunications and software development, and corporate restructuring.
Between 1997 and 2004, he worked for two international law firms, Sullivan & Cromwell and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In January 2005, he returned to Pakistan and started his own law practice. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of business law at the Suleman Dawood School of Business, part of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
He is a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), and is on the board of directors of the Lahore Stock Exchange.
- Advocate, Pakistan (1994)
- Advocate, High Courts of Pakistan (1996)
- State of New York (1998)
- Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales (2004; currently non-practicing)
Iqbal joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in November 2011. He was the party's candidate for the National Assembly from the NA-124 (Lahore-VII) district in the 2013 election, but was defeated by Sheikh Rohail Asghar of PML-N.
He took oath as a member of the Senate of Pakistan representing Punjab, Pakistan on 14 December 2018. He served as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence from 2019 to 2021. He is currently serving as the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence.
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