Based in Karachi, Barrister Kamal Azfar is a well-known lawyer, writer and political figure. Educated at Government College, Lahore, and Balliol College, Oxford, he was called to the Bar at the Inner temple, London. Returning to Pakistan, he established his Law practice in Karachi. As a writer, Barrister Azfar has mostly written on issues concerning economics, history and politics. He was Research Assistant to Nobel Prize Winning Economist Gunnar Myrdal on his magnum opus The Asian Drama: 1960-63. His later publications have included The Chinese Synthesis (1975), Pakistan: Political and Constitutional Dilemmas (1987), an anthology titled Pakistan under the Military (1991), Asian Drama Revisited (1992), Good Governance (1994), Discovery of Pakistan (2005), and, most recently, Waters of Lahore (2014).
In his political career, he has throughout been a member of the Pakistan Peoples Party. He has been a Member of the Sindh Assembly and of the Senate. He has held such key offices as Sindh Minister for Finance, Planning and Development, Federal Minister for Local Government and Rural Development and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, and Governor of Sindh.