111 510 510 libonline@riphah.edu.pk Contact

How to appoint a judge to the SC

If you wander far enough into Shenandoah Valley, you might find yourself in an orchard brimming with plum trees, their bare branches twisting and writhing in odd angles. These aberrant…

Justice(s) on trial

While the stage is abuzz with a medley of ‘dramatis personae’, the spotlight this week has mostly been on the higher judiciary. Specifically, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has moved…

Seeds of accord

On March 15th, 44 BCE, Roman emperor Julius Caesar was assassinated, and thence came the term Ides Of March, which has historically come to connote and be associated with bad…

A house divided

The current government’s leaders deride the Supreme Court’s decisions, viewing them as partisan due to their perceived leniency towards former prime minister Imran Khan. Ironically, the very individuals who now…

A suffocated life

We have a graphic analysis of how political instability has taken a toll on human rights in the annual report of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), released on…

The fight for welfare

The Lawyers Welfare and Protection Act, 2023 was passed by the National Assembly on March 29, 2023 – making waves across the country and capturing the attention of lawyers, jurists…

Only the SC can save the SC

Delaying elections that are otherwise required to be held within a period of 90 days violates the letter and spirit of the constitution. This is an open-and-shut case that hardly…

Fruitless campaigns

My earliest recollection of a fruit chaat is the one that used to be sold to large crowds in Saddar in the lane that also housed Capital cinema. The owner…