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Travesty of justice

The traditional council, or ‘jirga’, is known by different names in different languages in Pakistan – ‘faislo’ in Sindh and ‘panchayat’ in Punjab. The word ‘jirga’ is derived from the…

Miscarriage of justice

The criminal justice system in Pakistan is not delivering much at the grassroots level, which is evident from the low conviction rate in the lower judiciary mostly in heinous crime…

Charter of governance and justice

In the modern world, it is the fundamental responsibility of every state and government to provide the best, trustworthy and credible system of governance and justice to its citizens, through…

A question of justice : Part – II

Whenever a calamity hits Pakistan, we listen to the same old arguments like ‘no government on earth could have mitigated the impact of the 2022 floods’ or ‘this is a…

Administration of justice

Late Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi, in his famous poem 'stone' said: "there is a stone of the statute of justice too, but that can be carved only with the axe of…

Justice for Noor

She was raped, beaten, and beheaded like thousands every year – so why is Noor’s case important for the future of women’s rights in Pakistan? Noor Mukadam’s family and loved…

Mobs, morality and ‘justice’

Over the years, Sialkot has earned a name for itself for its bustling medical equipment and sports goods industries. Supplying to more than fifty countries, the two industries contribute over…