Mr Ahmad Rafay Alam

Member BoA

Mr Ahmad Rafay Alam is a Full College Blazer (Sports) – 1992 from Aitchison College, Lahore and a Pakistani Environment Lawyer & Activist. In 2013 after a decade of practice, ending as Senior Associate to Dr Parvez Hassan (YLS 1963), Mr Rafay merged his experience in Civil, Corporate and Constitutional Law with his passion for Public Interest Environmental Litigation and co-founded Saleem, Alam & Co – a law firm that specializes in energy, water, natural resources, and urban infrastructure.

Mr Rafay is a regular  op-ed columnist on environment, local governmentand urban issues. He has contributed to The News, The Express Tribune, The Friday Times and has been published in Dawn, The Nation, The Daily Times, Tehlka, Vogue India and Libas International.

Mr Rafay has also lectured Property & Environment Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences since 2006. He has also lectured Urban Development at the Architecture Department of the University of Punjab and Climate Change & Environment at the Lahore School of Economics. He is a frequent Review Panelist at at the National Management College, Lahore and a regular lecturer in higher education institutes throughout Pakistan. His research and policy papers on law, climate change, transboundary water, sustainability, environmental economics and regulation have been published in The Pakistan Law Journel, Pakistan Law Digest, The Pakistan Development Review and by Chatham House, The Population Association of Pakistan and                   LEAD Pakistan.

He is appointed Amicus Curiae by the Lahore High Court in PIL regarding unsustainable use of groundwater in Lahore; and appointed part of Lahore Groundwater Commission that prepared a report on steps to make water usage in Lahore sustainable. Mr Rafay has been Chairman of Lahore Electric Supply Company from 2011-13. He serves as a Director on the Board of Lahore Waste Management Company and the Urban Unit. He is a member of Punjab Environment Protection Council, the Parks and Horticulture Authority of Lahore and the Lahore Canal Heritage Park Advisory Committee. Mr Rafay is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Citizen Archive of Pakistan, General Secretary of the Public Interest Law Association of Pakistan and Secretary of the Lahore Biennale Foundation.

Mr Rafay is a sports enthusiast and an outdoor guy who loves to spend time in the narural environment. On the weekends, he helps organise Critical Mass Lahore, a cycling group that raises awareness about sustainable cities, the right to mobility and the right to participate in public places.