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A landmark verdict

The verdict of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Oct 10 to sustain the controversial SC (Practice and Procedure) Act, 2023 is remarkable and unprecedented by all means. The SC…

Flood havoc and role of NDMA

Once again a national disaster in the shape of massive flooding has wreaked havoc across much of Pakistan and once again the role of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and…

The handmaiden of capitalism

JOSH Malihabadi had a word for the pervasive suffocation that Indians are swamped by of late. “Ab boo-i-gul na baad-i-saba maangtay hain log/ Woh habs hai ke loo ki dua…

Rethinking the NDMA

For the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to do any justice to its name, it has to meet three criteria. It has to have a nation-wide presence, it has to…

A Landmark Judgement

A landmark judgement

Judgement, “not passion should prevail”. Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court has delivered a landmark judgement – BNP Pvt Ltd., v Capital Development Authority. The case involves One…

Landmark SC Judgement: No Taxation By Executive

Landmark SC Judgement: No taxation by executive

The landmark judgement by the Supreme Court [Civil Appeals 1428 to 1436/2016] has once again vindicated our point of view, frequently highlighted in these columns, that power of levying taxes…