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Allah Bukhsh Karim Bukhsh Brohi (Urdu: الله بخش کریم بخش بروہی‎; Sindhi: الھ بخش ڪريم بخش بروھي‎ (1915 – 1987) known as A.K. Brohi) was a prominent Pakistani politician and lawyer. He originated from Shikarpur in Sindh. He was the first partner, and mentor of famous Indian lawyer Ram Jethmalani as acknowledged in his authorized biography.[2]

Allah Bukhsh Karim Bukhsh Brohi
Allah Bukhsh Karim Bukhsh Brohi.jpg
DiedSeptember 1987 at age 72[1]
Other namesA K Brohi
Spouse(s)Khulsoom Brohi
Relativesthree daughters

He also served as the High Commissioner of Pakistan to India from 1 February 1960 to 31 March 1961.


A.K. Brohi was close to military ruler Zia-ul-Haq and his brand of politics, he has been called "the intellectual behind the General".[1]

He was a scholar and author affiliated with the Traditionalist School of metaphysics (more precisely René Guénon, Frithjof Schuon and Martin Lings).[3]

Brohi served briefly as Attorney-General for Pakistan besides Sharifuddin Pirzada who served as Attorney General during most of General Zia-ul-Haq's regime (1977 – 1988).[4]

A.K. Brohi also served for a while as Minister of Law and Justice in General Zia-ul-Haq's regime in the late 1970's.[5][6]

Brohi wrote a long preface for the book of Brigadier General S. K. Malik (i. e. Malik ul-Khan) The Quranic Concept of War (1979), a manual of the brigadier's impression of military tactics from early Islamic times, which has been reprinted in Pakistan and India.[7]


His younger brother, Ali Ahmad Brohi, who passed away in 2003, was also a writer and scholar, more particularly on Sindhi culture.[8]

His sister Husn Afroze was married to veteran politician Qaim Ali Shah, but died of breast cancer in 1977.[9]


A prolific writer, some of his notable writings include:


  • Islam in the Modern World
  • A Faith to Live By[1]
  • Testament of faith
  • Adventures in Self-Expression[1]


  • The Qurʼān and its impact on human history
  • The poetry of Shah Abdul Latif
  • Religious way of life


Awards and recognitionEdit

  • One of the founding members of Pakistan Academy of Letters. He was nominated in recognition of his services to Pakistani languages and literature (especially philosophy).[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e Profile of A.K. Brohi on Center For Islamic Sciences (Canada) website Retrieved 20 May 2018
  2. ^ Haider Nizamani (26 May 2012). "Manto and Sindh". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  3. ^ Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Knowledge and the Sacred : Revisioning Academic Accountability, SUNY Press (1989), p. 126
  4. ^ CEC has no power to fix date for polls, Lahore High Court told Dawn (newspaper), Published 8 October 2002, Retrieved 21 May 2018
  5. ^ Ghulam Nabi Kazi (10 August 2007). "A.K. Brohi: Insights into a Legal Mind". All Things Pakistan website. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  6. ^ From the past pages of Dawn: 1965: Fifty years ago: 'Alien influence' Dawn (newspaper), Published 27 February 2015, Retrieved 21 May 2018
  7. ^ "The Quranic Concept of War" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  8. ^ "KARACHI: A. A. Brohi passes away (A.K. Brohi's younger brother)". Dawn News. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Forever Qaim (Qaim Ali Shah)". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  10. ^ Rauf Parekh (18 July 2016). "LITERARY NOTES: Pakistan Academy of Letters promoting country's literature and languages". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 21 May 2018.

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