After serving as both Minister of Law & Justice and Minister of the Interior, this member of the Pakistan Peoples Party and the Pakistani Senate took office as President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan.
After studying law at both Government College University, Lahore and Downing College, Cambridge, he began serving as the Punjab Province's Planning and Development Minister and subsequently joined the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy.
Foreign Policy Magazine and Prospect Magazine named him one of the "Top 100 Public Intellectuals" of 2008.
Born Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan, he grew up in Murree, Punjab Province, and later settled in Lahore with his wife, Bushra Aitzaz.
He and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari both became prominent members of the Pakistan Peoples Party.