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Flawed budgetary measures

Pakistan’s prevailing outlook paints a grim picture of a state in deep trouble. In view of perpetual political instability coupled with the economic meltdown, the country has been grappling with…

Laws, protocols and trafficking

Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking either as a point of origin, transit or destination, and Pakistan is not an exception. The UNODC describes human trafficking…

Self-serving laws – II

On announcement of judgement on June 1, 2018, however, the ECP took diametrically opposite stand and decided to challenge the judgement in the Supreme Court. The federal government as well…

AML regulations and fiscal laws – II

In the first article on this subject published on September 9, 2017 the relevance and changed perspective of anti-money laundering (AML) in today's world was briefly discussed. That article restricted…

Anti-money laundering regulations and fiscal laws – I

General perception about money laundering 'Money laundering' in general sense means, actions and processes of projecting money acquired as proceed of crime as untainted money. This subject gained international significance…

Law and medicine

The coronavirus is a greater threat to national and global security than terrorism ever was. If we legislated, reinterpreted, and even twisted laws for antiterrorism, we must similarly explore the…

Embracing lawtech

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is going to impact the legal sector. A rapid advance in artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the mode and structure of legal services. International lawyers and…

Legal Eye: Hard Cases, Bad Law

Legal eye: Hard cases, bad law

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr of US Supreme Court observed in 1904 that, “great cases like hard cases make bad law. For great cases are called great, not by reason of…

Sir, Laws Matter

Sir, laws matter

I met the chief minister of Punjab yesterday. The meeting was in my capacity as a director of the newly reformed Punjab Board of Investment & Trade. Here is what…