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Petrol controversy

Petrol prices in Pakistan have increased by Rs6 per litre, and diesel prices have remained unchanged. In dollars terms, the petrol price increase is 14.67 per cent and that of…

Reverse-engineering the Supreme Court

Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial is a good man faced with an impossible situation. No matter what he does, he is likely to be lambasted by one side or another.…

The rising oil prices

In Pakistan, petroleum prices were raised yet again to Rs248.74 per litre for petrol and Rs 276.54 for diesel. This is the fourth time petroleum prices have been raised in…

Understanding the Dua case [Part – I]

What transpired on April 16, 2022 and the events that subsequently unravelled therefrom were bewildering enough but certain intriguing conundrums surfaced that were left forsaken by commentators. One question that…

Understanding the Dua case [Part – II]

The Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 unequivocally defines a child as someone under the age of 16 while provisions of Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 stipulate that children under the age…

Politics of delimitation

Black’s Law Dictionary defines the term gerrymandering as: “the practice of dividing a geographical area into electoral districts, often of highly irregular shape, to give one political party an unfair…

Petroleum prices: an analysis

From August 1, the GoP (government of Pakistan) has reduced gasoline’s price by Rs 3.05 to Rs 227.19/litre. However, diesel’s price been increased by Rs 8.95/litre with the new price…

Will low oil prices sustain?

New price of gasoline is 230.24 Rs/liter (7.44% decrease) and diesel’s is 236 Rs/L (14.66% decrease). Gasoline’s price has been reduced by 18.5 Rs/L and HSD’s by 40.54 Rs/L. Pakistan…

Is sovereign default inevitable? – II

The first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, said the following on the occasion of abolition of zamindari system in his country’s largest state, UP, in 1952: “I was…

Oil price rise

There are two recent and important developments that are worth discussion. Firstly, petrol prices were increased on 1st July once again — the 4th rise in the last 35 days…