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The Dagha style

We love the Commerce Secretary's way of doing things. He asks the Trade Associations, etc., for inputs on policy, sets up committees, and takes off for distant shores. The Press…

New dual nationality politicians

According to press reports, the government is introducing the 26th Constitutional Amendment Bill in Parliament that seeks to change Article 63(1)(c). The Amendment states that a person shall be disqualified…

More supreme than the law?

The judiciary is the guardian of rule of law, and that is why people have tremendous faith in it and a legitimate expectation that, when deciding its own affairs with…

Credibility and judicial appointments

In his article in these pages , ‘Seniority v merit: a false binary’ (Aug 5), friend and elegant thinker about law and life, Salahuddin Ahmed who is presently the justly…

As humanity bubbled in prison

“THEY killed Stan Swamy.” Fellow journalist John Dayal’s Facebook message startled me. The 84-year-old Jesuit priest was put on the ventilator two days ago after weeks of fighting Covid at…

A convention of lawyers

It was an array of the most committed activists and leaders of civil society, human rights, lawyers’ fraternity, and media professionals in the country – gathered in Islamabad on June…

Imprisoned in a pandemic

During these uncertain times, it is easy for the general population to disregard the bolted away populace of our general public. Inside the criminal justice system of our country, detention…

Justice Faez Isa: fighting the fog

The short order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan – of April 26, 2021 – rendered by a majority of six with four honourable judges dissenting, in the review petitions…

Collective agency

THE key elements of neoliberal policies — free market, minimal state intervention and flexible labour — hinge on a crucial principle which, according to Noam Chomsky, is “undermining mechanisms of…