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Lawyers’ lawlessness

In a society like ours where rate of literacy is woefully low and poverty and backwardness are rampant lawyers and doctors naturally constitute vital part of intelligentsia. They are supposed…

Aggressive lawyers

MORE disconcerting than the lawyers’ raid on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology was the sight of respectable political elders of the lawyer community defending them on electronic media. Some said…

Lawless lawyers

Lawyers were at it again. Taking the law into their own hands seems to have become an ongoing practice and their favourite pastime. Recently, they chose Faisalabad as the arena…

Hooliganism Among Lawyers

Hooliganism among lawyers

The Pakistani legal system has evolved into a dystopian nightmare, mired with corruption and nepotism, hijacked by political interests and utterly stagnated by a legal fraternity that operates less like…

Courts And Panchayats

Courts and panchayats

The people of Pakistan often use courts and the legal system to inflict misery upon their ‘enemies’ – and upon themselves. They resolve most of their disputes out of court,…

Rampaging Lawyers

Rampaging lawyers

In most countries, one of the worst things you can do is to kill, hurt or even impede a police officer in the discharge of his duties. You can be…

No More Military Courts

No more military courts

Accprding to official sources, the government has decided to table a bill to extend the ‘exceptional’ use of military courts for another three years. Reportedly, the draft amendment would give…

Military Courts: A Mistake

Military courts: a mistake

On December 27, 2014, only 11 days after the APS attack in Peshawar, I wrote my weekly entry in this column under the title, ‘Military courts: a defence’. In the…

Lawyers vs the justice system

The Punjab Bar Council convened a summit of likeminded lawyers in Lahore on October 15, 2016. The participants of this convention included representatives of the Supreme Court Bar Association, the…