111 510 510 libonline@riphah.edu.pk Contact

Constitution and the SNC

A lot has been written about the proposed Single National Curriculum (SNC) and how it is detrimental to the 18th Constitutional Amendment which has devolved education at all levels to…

The constitution matters

Teaching about politics at any level, one has to inevitably talk about the constitution of a country. And when you are teaching students who are majoring in Political Science, the…

Unconstitutional levy

The PTI government on June 26, 2020 to the utter surprise and dismay of all increased the prices of all petroleum products substantially; it is usually done on the first…

Beyond The Constitution

Beyond the constitution

The world today is witnessing a fascinating rebirth of popular republicanism. The central feature of this phenomenon is the mass public participation of citizens in defence of rights guaranteed in…

‘Unconstitutional’ taxation by provinces

The imposition of any kind of legislation that include levy of any tax or duty, cess etc having extraterritorial impact and involving entities operating on trans-provincial levels by any provincial…

Follow The Constitution

Follow the constitution

The issue of new provinces or doing away with the current provinces has bedevilled the nation from 1954, although no Pakistani constitution from 1956 to 1973 talks about creating new…

A constitutional black hole

EVERY year, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan observe liberation day on Nov 1 to celebrate their emancipation from the repressive rule of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. Involving great…

Economic crisis and the constitution

Pakistan is faced with a greater economic crisis today. The gravity of the nation's financial miseries and chronic ailment is being regularly discussed in the electronic and print media. The…

Dams fund: fundamental constitutional questions

Pakistan is faced with a tremendous scarcity of water. Successive Governments failed to pay attention to planning and management of this invaluable natural resource for future human, agriculture and industrial…

Constitutional Obligations

Constitutional obligations

The will of the people of Pakistan is sacrosanct. This is codified in the very preamble of the constitution of Pakistan: “Whereas sovereignty over the entire Universe belongs to Almighty…