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Supreme Court Reborn

Supreme Court reborn

The Supreme Court, in its landmark judgment on Friday last, declared all the actions taken on or after November 3, 2007, by former military dictator General (r) Pervez Musharraf as…

Jinnah’s Supreme Court

Jinnah’s Supreme Court

“The Privy Council have on several occasions absolutely murdered Hindu law, and slaughtered Mohammedan law; with regard to common law, the English law, of which they are the masters, undoubtedly…

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…

Military courts?

The Senate of Pakistan, the upper house of parliament, has endorsed a resolution asserting that the Supreme Court’s judgment on military courts encroaches upon the legislative prerogatives of parliament. 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,…

Courts, crises, controversies

One of the most significant features of the 18th Amendment was the withdrawal of the power to dissolve the National Assembly from the president. In 1985, this discretionary authority was…

Supreme mess

FOR decades now, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has been lecturing everyone about the importance of sticking to the letter and spirit of the law, of democratising decision-making within institutions,…