Ghazala is the Chairperson and Professor of the Department of Philosophy, School of Humanities, at Forman Christian College, Lahore. She has taught at Lahore University of Management Sciences and Punjab University, and lectured at the Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, USA as Fulbright Visiting Specialist.
She has been the President of the Pakistan Philosophical Congress since 2012. She has served as a committee member for numerous councils and associations, including the Higher Education Commission National Program for the development of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Fatimah Jinnah Women University Academic Council, and the Islamic Philosophical Association.
She is a keen exponent of classical music and has been serving as Secretary-General of the All Pakistan Music Conference since 2005.