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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…

Supreme Court On Blasphemy

Supreme Court on blasphemy

The killing of Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer by his security guard Mumtaz Qadri, on the allegation of blasphemy and in the name of Islam, was never merely a murder case.…

Rainbow Supreme Court

Rainbow Supreme Court

Public discourse on the Pakistani Supreme Court is structured either by instinctual reactions based on prejudices and guided by arbitrary examples, leading to hating or loving certain judges. Or by…

The Supreme Court Verdict

The Supreme Court verdict

It is impossible to overstate the political and constitutional magnitude of the Supreme Court judgement passed on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the 10 separate judicial opinions spread over 902 pages have left…

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…

Civil-military Imbalance

Civil-military imbalance

The security establishment is firmly in the driving seat. It is calling the shots with respect to the multiple internal security challenges facing the nation. Caught in a political quagmire,…

Civil-military Relations 2.0

Civil-military relations 2.0

We have some pretty complex problems in Fata, Balochistan, Karachi. How we frame these problems is always interesting. In our discourse, the problems are faced by our troops who are…

Military Justice?

Military justice?

AS the world observed the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Supreme Court faced questions of law that will have far-reaching consequences for whether the hundreds of ‘missing…

Musharraf And The Military

Musharraf and the military

Part - I When the Kerry-Lugar-Berman Bill was finally submitted in the US Congress in 2009 for approval, it contained two clauses that especially irked the Pakistani military. One dealt…