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To livestream or not?

The decision of the chief justice of Pakistan to livestream the hearing on the constitutionality of the SC Practice and Procedure Act, 2023 was greatly appreciated by me. I enjoyed…

A landmark verdict

The verdict of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Oct 10 to sustain the controversial SC (Practice and Procedure) Act, 2023 is remarkable and unprecedented by all means. The SC…

Breaking barriers

While the 21st century has ushered in remarkable technological advancements and a global movement for gender equality, it is disheartening to acknowledge that the legal field in Pakistan remains firmly…

The good, bad, and discontented

Last week, after a three-hour long panel talk hosted by my university’s alumni group on young lawyers’ low compensation and opportunities in Pakistan, I took to Twitter and decided to…

Lawyering and its discontented

In Pakistani litigation, the concept of the penniless prentice practitioner is a constant. To such a person, so too is that of the prosperous penny-pinching partner at a top law…

Ramen and robes: a legal comedy

In a recently penned article, a capitalism-themed justification was provided for peanuts in paychecks for budding lawyers. To put it in Shakespearean words, ‘Verily, what a time to be a…

The ban saga

The now-banned drama serial ‘Hadsa’ caused a lot of stir during its short run on a private entertainment TV channel, for similarities with the terrifying rape incident which occurred in…

The Age of The Qazi

The ascension of Justice Qazi Faez Isa to the office of chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan is no ordinary moment in Pakistani judicial and institutional history. As…

Power bills and public anger

The usual jargon was issued by the Prime Minister’s Office on 27, Sunday, after an inconclusive emergent meeting was called in the aftermath of violent street protests in several cities…