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Anti–harassment law

In its judgment of July 6, 2021, the Supreme Court of Pakistan held that the Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2010, was cosmetic legislation that was…

Self-serving laws – I

Uninterrupted decade of democracy [2008 to 2018], unprecedented in our political history entailing smooth transfer of power to elected representatives, according to the Constitution, is an occasion for national jubilation…

Need for new income tax law — II

The administration of a tax system is highly complex. No doubt, a proper bureaucratic input is vital for making the system successful, but it is equally necessary to take all…

Bilawal At His Best

Bilawal at his best

There are not many institutes of higher education (IHEs) in Pakistan, especially in Islamabad, where you can talk about human rights, enforced disappearances, manipulated elections, and question the state narrative…

Lacunae In The Harassment Law

Lacunae in the harassment law

As the MeToo movement has gained momentum, an increasing number of women have mustered the courage to speak up against instances of sexual harassment at the hands of employers, co-workers,…

Need for new income tax law – I

When the then government of General Pervez Musharraf decided to promulgate a new income tax law in 2000, many opposed it strongly. The main objection was that his regime had…

Bilawal And 50 Years Of The PPP

Bilawal and 50 years of the PPP

A third generation Bhutto has launched his social-liberal platform at the well-attended golden jubilee celebrations of the Pakistan People’s Party, which is undoubtedly inseparable from the story of the successes…

Forensic psychiatry and the law

In the famous M’Naghten’s case, the judge asked: ‘why could not any person form an opinion from the circumstances whether a person was sane or not’. The forensic witness answered:…

Safety Of Educational Institutions

Safety of educational institutions

The good thing is that terrorists have shaken us out of our reverie. The bad thing is that, temporarily awakened, we flail bewilderedly in all directions, but conveniently miss the…

The Blasphemy Laws

The blasphemy laws

Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani, the chairperson of the Council of Islamic Ideology, has offered to look into the possible doctrinal inconsistencies in the blasphemy laws, “should the government refer” this…