Barrister Afzal Hussain has been a student at Islamabad School of Law, completing his LLB (Hons) degree in 2006. In 2007, he completed his Bar Vocational Course from Cardiff University. He practises as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

He has taught at prestigious institutions such as NUST Business School. From 2018-2019, he taught Constitutional Law at the Secretariat Training Institute, Government of Pakistan. He has the rare honour of representing the Republic of Tajikistan as its sole defense counsel before the Islamabad High Court (PLD 2015 Islamabad 13 & 2015 CLD Islamabad 8).

He has also been counsel of several national and international clients and is an established columnist & media analyst.