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New legislation contributes to HK’s prosperity?

The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has become effective. It clearly stipulates that human rights shall be respected…

Legislation and judicial review

Democracy in Pakistan has been interrupted by successive military interventions on four occasions. All three constitutions – 1956, 1962 and 1973 – promised parliamentary democracy. The preambles of the constitutions…

Labour legislation

THE domain of labour laws was devolved to the provinces as a result of the abolition of the Constitution’s Concurrent List in 2010 through the 18th Amendment. The centre was…

Challenges to legislation

LEGISLATION is the primary function of the national parliament and provincial assemblies and that is exactly why these are called the legislatures. Some additional, almost equally important, functions such as…

Whirlwind legislation

The nation is witnessing one of the worst acts of violence and harassment against journalists.In the same week that a journalist is beaten up by unknown assailants in Islamabad, parliament…

Legislation And Governance Blues

Legislation and governance blues

After PTI, PPP, PAT and Awami Muslim League filed references with the Election Commission and Speaker of the National Assembly and their plans to approach the Supreme Court over the…

Amazing Shades Of Legislation

Amazing shades of legislation

Apparently, the revelations in April 27 session of the Senate's Standing Committee on Finance encouraged the Prime Minister (PM) to announce that the Chief Justice may change the PM's prescribed…

Undesirable Legislation

Undesirable legislation

Just a day before the start of session of National Assembly on March 24, 2014, the government resorted to undesirable legislation - promulgation of Sales Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014 through…

Undesirable Legislation

Undesirable legislation

Just a day before the start of session of National Assembly on March 24, 2014, the government resorted to undesirable legislation - promulgation of Sales Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014 through…

Pro-women Legislation

Pro-women legislation

A Thomas Reuters Foundation poll of gender specialists reported that Afghanistan in 2011 was the world’s most dangerous country in which to be a woman, due to poverty, poor healthcare…