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Transparency matters

On December 29, barely a week after calling for proposals for reforming judicial appointments and shortlisting eight significant areas on which proposals were sought from additional persons, the Judicial Commission…

A victim’s perspective

‘Was it an act of a sexual nature?’ is a central question in any workplace harassment claim. If the answer was no, it previously did not constitute harassment under the…

Judicial appointments

While celebrating the appointment of the first woman judge in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, we need to address the valid concerns regarding transparency and merit in judicial appointments to…

Judicial independence

All the rights secured to citizens under the constitution are worth nothing if they are not guaranteed by an independent judiciary. An independent judiciary forms the core of any justice…

Mukhtar Mai vindicated

Two decades ago, she was a rustic, unlettered and illiterate woman in her late-20s living in a remote village in southern Punjab in the tribo-patriarchal society of District Muzaffargarh. Divorced…

LHC restores PMDC 2019 admission regulations

A Lahore High Court division bench has set aside a decision of a single bench and restored admission regulations-2019 by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, now defunct. `No case…

National Interest

National interest

Conflict of interest is a ‘term used to describe the situation in which a public officeholder contrary to the obligation and absolute duty to act in the national interest exploits…

Their Lordships Do Lahore Proud

Their lordships do Lahore proud

If this were the Lahore of old, bars open on the Mall and clubs resounding to the sounds of revelry as the shadows of evening fell, music players tuning their…

It’s a biased world

Gender bias is a pervasive problem worldwide and Pakistan is no exception. Gender biased social norms can be defined as ‘the undervaluation of women’s capabilities and rights in society.’ This…