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Viewpoint: The Military Courts Debate

Viewpoint: The military courts debate

No issue has generated as much confusion and controversy in this country as has a hesitant go-ahead the recent parliamentary parties' meeting gave to a government proposal for the establishment…

The Case Against Military Courts

The case against military courts

A few days back when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif began his midnight address to the nation at the conclusion of an All-Parties Conference, many of us had our hopes high.…

Military Courts: A Defence

Military courts: a defence

On the one hand, we should all get behind the Pakistan Army and the entire political class because they are now seemingly united to fight the long overdue war against…

Military Courts Not An Answer

Military courts not an answer

We have suffered the ignominy of four military coups. The fifth coup has taken place with the unanimous consent of members of the national parliament present and voting. Constitutional cover…

Courting the military

IT is time to bemoan the failure of our legal system yet again. Not because of the change at the Supreme Court but because the first extension given to the…

Courts and historical wrongs

This March, the Supreme Court (SC) held in a reference filed by the president of Pakistan that the proceedings of the trial by the Lahore High Court, and of the…

Echoes reverberating around Courtroom No 1

In a maestro stroke, which comes as a surprise to many, Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa has formed a full bench on the ‘Supreme Court Practice & Procedure Bill, 2023,…

Military coup in Myanmar

On a cold, wintry morning of Monday, February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military proved the weeks-long rumours of an impending coup correct. In early morning raids and other steps, the…