Former Justice Qazi Khalid Ali did MA, LLB & LLM from the University of Karachi and started practice of Law at Karachi in March 1980 he was enrolled as an Advocate of High Courts in May 1982 & then as an Advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan in January 1996. He was placed on the panel of approved advocates of Habib Bank Limited, United Bank, National Bank, Muslim Commercial Bank, National Development Finance Corporation, Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Pakistan, Auqaf Department, Evacuee Properties Trust, Customs Department since 1982. He was elected twice as a Member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh in 1993 and 1997 from the constituency of PS-96 Landhi, Karachi East. He also served as the Minister of Education for the province of Sindh since March 1997 to October 1998. He has been the Ex-Officio Pro-Chancellor University of Karachi, NED Engineering University Karachi, Sindh University Jamshoro, Mehran Engineering University Jamshoro, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Quaid-e-Azam Engineering University Nawabshah and Sindh Agricultural University Tando Jam from 1997 till October 1998. Ex-Officio Controlling Authority of Sindh Board of Technical Education from March 1997 till October 1998. Visiting Professor S.M. Govt. Law College, Karachi since 2003 till Nov. 2007. He was appointed as Additional Advocate General of Sindh in which he served from March 2003 till Nov 2007. In recognition of his services in field of law, education & human rights, Preston University USA has awarded him honorary degree of PhD in 1999. Earlier, the then Governor of States of Texas, Mr. George W. Bush (Ex-President of USA) conferred upon and declared him as honorary TEXAN in 1996. He is the author of six books titled “A treatise on Relevance”, “Admissibility and Inadmissibility of Evidence”, “Fundamentals of Social Legislation”, “Sindh Excise Manual”, rendezvous with law a Judge’s reflection. My judgment and University Code of SZAB University of Law, Karachi. He has widely travelled the world, visited USA, UK, EUROPE and MIDDLE EAST. Also the Government of Pakistan had appointed him as a Special Public Prosecutor to conduct the cases before the Customs and Taxation Court, Karachi in 1988. Also the Government of Sindh had appointed him as a Special Public Prosecutor to conduct the cases of electricity theft before the KESC Court in 1982 and also a Special Prosecutor for conducting the cases before the Special Court in respect of offences relatable to the defunct investment companies in 1990.
He had been a Member of Governor of Sindh’s Legal Advisory Committee since 2002 to 2007, Member and then Chairman Board of Governors of the Law Colleges in Karachi since 2003 to 2019. He has also been a Director Research of LL.M. dissertation for the University of Karachi since 2003, a Member, Board of Studies for Law, University of Karachi since 2003. He has on his credit more than 200 reported judgments of the High Court and Supreme Court as an Advocate, Additional Advocate General Sindh and Judge of High Court. He has been a Member, Board of Governors of Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD) and Member, Board of Governors of Karachi Medical and Dental College since 2005 to 2017. The Chairman Gulshan-e-Faisal Co-operative Housing Society, Bath Island Clifton from 1989 to 1994. Chief Promoter and then Chairman, Advocate General Sindh Employees Co-operative Housing Society from 2000 till date.
He has been elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Sindh on 4th Nov 2007. He has been nominated as Chairman Board of Governor Institute of Business Administration Karachi for three years on 12.11.2007.
He was appointed permanent Judge of Sindh High Court in March 2009 and relieved from the Bench on 2.8.2009 and resumed his legal practice and teaching of legal education. He was appointed as Dean Faculty of Law, University of Karachi in October 2012 and Director Law School University of Karachi in January 2013.
He was appointed as first Vice Chancellor of the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Karachi on 20 March 2013 and relinquished the charge on 23rd April 2019 and assumed charge of the Chairman, Federal Service Tribunal on 23rd April 2019 (AN).