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VIP ‘criminals’

7 stars. C-Suite. Executive rooms. No, we are not talking about Royal Hyatt or Royal Crown hotels, we are talking about jail facilities for accused and convicts in Pakistan. The…

Law of binding precedents – II

Binding principles for high courts: Under Article 201 of Constitution subject to Article 189 any decision of High Court shall, to the extent that it decides a question of law or…

Media and rule of law

Freedom of speech and press are the hallmarks of a free society. Media educates and informs people. It helps them form opinions on vital issues. The Constitution of Pakistan guarantees…

Understanding the AML law

Last month, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced that Pakistan would continue to remain on its grey list. The main consideration for not placing it on the while list…

A case of criminal politicisation

For long, Pakistan has been faced with external challenges. But the challenge from within is a new phenomenon which has raised its head in a loathsome manner. If allowed to…

The lawfare trap

We all know how nations conquer. Yes, though war – which conjures up images of machine gun fire, tanks, fighter jets, exploding bombs and devastated cities. Would you not be…

Revamp the criminal justice system

The inadequacies of the criminal justice system were witnessed in the recent past when a woman was molested in the vicinity of Minar-e-Pakistan. The police have arrested more than a…

What is the domestic violence law?

The opposition to the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill 2021 exposes both the societal paradox that violence in one form or another is necessary to sustain our family structure,…