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One-party rule or civilian martial law?

The slugfest between the PTI government and the opposition, particularly the two largest opposition parties, the PML-N and PPP, is intensifying. The Sharif brothers are cooling their heels in jail…

Who will celebrate martial law?

The ‘awam’ in Azad Jammu and Kashmir have just delivered a package of sweets to Imran Khan by electing the PML-N with a thumping majority. Only three days earlier, Imran…

Prospects Of Martial Law

Prospects of martial law

Many think that a number of factors leave no chance for military rule in Pakistan, including a free judiciary and media in Pakistan and an elected government. No doubt, the…

Martial Law

Martial law

On May 24, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry warned that the “government should follow Constitution before martial law imposed.” In all probability, the government is not going to follow the…

Need for new income tax law — I

When the government of General Pervez Musharraf decided to promulgate a new income tax law in 2000, we, amongst many others, opposed it strongly. Our main objection was that his…

Making laws matter

Over the years, discussions about the ‘deteriorating law and order situation in Pakistan’ have become commonplace. Whilst some blame law-enforcement agencies for failing to do their duty, others trace all…

Law Vs Order

Law vs order

At critical junctures in history when we have been asked to choose between law and order, we have chosen order at the expense of the law. Are we sliding towards…

Law and order

Protection of life, liberty and property of its citizens and other persons is the paramount duty of a state. These rights are so important for the happiness and well being…

Need for simple tax laws

In 2001, the General Pervez Musharraf-Shaukat Aziz duo decided to promulgate a new income tax law on the dictates of International Monetary Fund (IMF). The move was opposed by us…

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…