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‘Law enforcement’ via leaks

A Parliamentary committee tasked with drawing up the terms of reference for a judicial inquiry into the Panama Papers leaks is deadlocked with an increasingly frustrated opposition threatening to take…

State of lawlessness

As we can all see and read frequently in both mainstream and social media, a new wave of crime is sweeping across the nation. This is perhaps most visible in…

How can the law help domestic workers?

Slogans of banning child domestic workers are making headlines once again in public seminars and media, gaining attention of the wider civil society due to two ghastly incidents recently. Rizwana,…

Women and the law

The Islington Crime Surveys conducted in the 1980s by UK-based criminologists found that 73 per cent of women were concerned about going out alone at night, and 68 per cent…

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…

Law and the super tax: Part – II

The second point in the judgment authored by the Honourable Justice Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan in the case titled ‘M/s Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited & another v Federation of Pakistan…

Lawless Pakistan?

Two tragedies this week vividly illustrate the recurring disconnect between rule of law and rights of common citizens, as Pakistan’s leaders repeatedly promise to lead the country through its next…

‘Partial Law’

Neither explicitly martial nor ethic-ally civil, Pakistan in 2023 is experiencing an unsavoury blend of both forms — which can be termed ‘Partial Law’. The inherently authoritarian aspect of the military, newly intensified by the 9th May violence,…

How to escape the long arm of the law

The message from Zaman Park, Lahore is loud and clear: Imran Khan is a popular leader and thus needs ‘special treatment’. The courts should wait for hours if he has…