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Competitions that will shape KTP

The Karachi Transformation Plan (KTP) is an impressive allocation of financial resources and top-line political will in favour of a transformed Karachi. But very much like Pakistan’s Covid-19 miracle, it…

Supreme Court’s Annual Report 2018-19

The purpose of annual reports published by the Supreme Court of Pakistan is to highlight its performance with respect to disposal of cases, efforts to improve the general system of…

Justice for the judiciary

What kind of firewall does the judiciary require? Why is such a firewall imperative? Does the judiciary need protection solely from external influences, or does it also demand a comprehensive…

A broken, bleeding society

Every morning when I pick up the newspapers, I wonder if I will find a particular news, datelined Karachi, that is reported rather infrequently – once a fortnight or a…

The PM’s tangled web

From his body language, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif does not exude the kind of confidence that one would normally expect, given his usual jauntiness. He appears to be edgy, with…

Blinding rage

BLINDING pretenders to the throne has been an age-old favourite in our part of the world. In addition to making the aspirant an example for other external adventurists and curbing…

The bench, the bill and the constitution

The National Assembly and Senate, in a joint sitting, have reconsidered and passed the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill 2023 (‘Bill’). Normally, it would become an act of parliament…

An unforgettable tragedy

“Rescue 1122 was also tasked to bring a rescue crane, but it was not arranged even though it was recorded in the meeting minutes held by the station commander and…

Accountability amendments

Amendments in the National Accountability Ordinance, (NAO) 1999 (XVIII of 1999) through the National Accountability (Second Amendment) Act, 2022 are in conformity with constitutional commands and various verdicts of the…

Understanding the Dua case [Part – II]

The Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 unequivocally defines a child as someone under the age of 16 while provisions of Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 stipulate that children under the age…