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Diminished Justice

Diminished justice

The independence of the judiciary is an emotional topic for most lawyers in Pakistan. It was after a torturous movement that the lawyers of Pakistan, with the support of the…

Let Us Be Grateful For Small Mercies

Let us be grateful for small mercies

As readers will recall, I have always opposed the NRO and have very often written against it. I have loudly supported the restoration of the superior judiciary so callously thrown…

From Courts To Parliamen

From courts to parliamen

Pakistan at the moment is passing through contestations of a kind and intensity not witnessed since 1971. Provinces are contesting the authority of the centre and local councils that of…

Divided We Lose

Divided we lose

The judiciary has divided the nation. There are those who support its various contentions against the executive based on the law and legal proceedings. Others find its allegedly supremacist thought…

Focus On The Media

Focus on the media

The hottest subject in our exalted chambers of gossip is neither the executive-judiciary confrontation nor new causes of tension between Pakistan and the US; it is the sudden spurt in…

Long March & The Blundering Government

Long march & the blundering government

This is how the government plans to kill the spirit of those who are demanding accountable exercise of State and Executive authority through rule of law ensured through an independent…

Spotlight

Spotlight

In the backdrop of the ongoing judiciary/executive crisis, a wholly new story burst on the national scene on Thursday/Friday 14/15 October 10, which had the potential to give a precipitous…

The Pen And The Sword

The pen and the sword

The gloves were off. The pugilists entered the ring. The judiciary threw off its wig. The army tossed away its swagger stick. It promised to be a fight with bare…

Shades Of Intolerance

Shades of intolerance

Public complaints received by the judiciary, government functionaries and human rights organisations reveal an alarming decline in the moral values observed by our society. In particular we are witnessing new…

Selection Of Judges

Selection of judges

According to some well-involved sources a new row between the judiciary and the executive has begun and the issue is the appointment of judges to the superior courts. The case…