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Tears in a Supreme Court

“One single object… will entitle you to the endless gratitude of society; that of restraining judges from usurping legislation.” – Thomas Jefferson “… if the polity of the government upon…

Reverse-engineering the Supreme Court

Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial is a good man faced with an impossible situation. No matter what he does, he is likely to be lambasted by one side or another.…

Supreme Court’s Annual Report 2018-19

The purpose of annual reports published by the Supreme Court of Pakistan is to highlight its performance with respect to disposal of cases, efforts to improve the general system of…

Supreme Court at a crossroads

“Some of our greatest national problems will be relieved if only we realize the momentousness of what has transpired in this country since 2007.” – Justice Jawwad S Khawaja The…

Time for a woman on the Supreme Court

The writer is the inaugural dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston Univeristy and former vice chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). One hundred…

Suo motu jurisdiction of Supreme Court

Constitution confers judicial power on Courts. The Constitution and law also provide for the distribution and manner of exercise of the judicial power by different courts. It is called jurisdiction.…