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For The Court To Think About

For the court to think about

What is the Panama case? Is it a media trial or a court trial? Is it the 2018 election campaign that has started prematurely? Where is the long-cherished norm of…

The high court of men

As Hilary Rodham Clinton stands waiting on the gates of the White House, ready to occupy a throne never before occupied by women, thoughtful people everywhere are recognising the tremendous…

Invisible Lawyers

Invisible lawyers

The image of a lawyer most widely held in the Pakistani imagination is monochromatic. And by this I do not mean that it is as characteristically black and white as…

An Anti-Chaudhry Court?

An anti-Chaudhry court?

Legal eye After the expansion and contraction of the Supreme Court’s moral authority under Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry’s watch, there emerged a sense that judges lower down in the SC…

Quaid’s Courts

Quaid’s courts

WHEN Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto signed the Charter of Democracy, they could not have imagined that a crucial provision had been proposed by the Quaid 70 years earlier. The…

Courts And The Constitution

Courts and the constitution

The All-Parties Conference held on Friday agreed on implementing the National Action Plan against terrorism. One aspect of this plan that has garnered a lot of discussion is the proposed…

The Qadri Courtroom

The Qadri courtroom

Everyone is entitled to his prejudices. If Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, former chief justice of the Lahore High Court, is convinced that he is charting a course to heaven by defending…

Taming Of The Lawyers

Taming of the lawyers

In recent years, reports of lawyers taking the law into their own hands, harassing judges and going on strike for frivolous excuses have become commonplace. Pakistan’s superior judiciary has, however,…