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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 people-centric judiciary

The legacy of colonialism casts a long shadow over many aspects of life in former colonies, not least of which is the judicial system. Inherited from a time and ideology…

The judiciary and its domain Part – II

The ideal situation should be that the moment a rule is made by the executive it is reviewed by the legislature and the superior judiciary to decide if it is…

The judiciary and its domain Part – I

To shed light upon the role of the superior judiciary, the necessary prerequisite is to understand the idea of a state as an entity and the administration of a state…

Digitalized judiciary

Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa has a great opportunity to rejuvenate our ailing judicial system and propel it into a dynamic force. This pivotal role can infuse new…

Judiciary, judges and justice

The adjudication by the 10-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) about Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s family proves that justice in Pakistan has virtually slipped beyond the pale of the…

Politics and judiciary

Pakistan’s judiciary is in the eye of a political storm. A former Chief Justice has been accused of his involvement in the conviction of a former prime minister and his…

Independence of judiciary

Last week, Pakistan was ranked 130th among the 139 assessed countries globally in “adherence to rule of law”, evaluated by the World Justice Project. Sadly, it was only Afghanistan that…

District judiciary

The district judiciary is the backbone of the national judiciary, and deals with the legal disputes of the people at the grassroots level. However, to strengthen our justice system, the…