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Judicial reforms: Now or never (Part-I)

The constitution is the body of doctrines and practices that form the fundamental organizing principles of a political state. The general idea of a constitution originated with the Greeks and…

The 19th Amendment

The 19 Amendment to the constitution of Pakistan was passed in December 2010; it reformed the procedure for judicial appointments and also expanded the federally administered tribal areas (FATA). Understanding…

What we must fight for

In the midst of this polycrisis for the ages, it is not difficult to enumerate all the things that are going badly and everything that is wrong. There is a…

Disclosure principles of ‘beneficial ownership’

It is common practice across the globe that anonymous shell companies are formed to hold funds or conduct financial transactions to disguise money trail of wealth accumulated through illegal activities.…

The constitution under Musharraf

A previous series of columns that appeared in these pages on the constitutional amendments in Pakistan brought the discussion to the end of the 20th century till the 16th Amendment…

Women, inequality and the bar

Pakistan’s women lawyers got a boost recently when two women lawyers Rabiya Bajwa and Sabahat Rizvi were elected as vice-president and secretary-general of the Lahore High Court Bar. Before this,…

The 90-day debate

Many eminent lawyers have expressed the view that any delay in provincial elections beyond 90 days from the dissolution of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies would constitute a violation…

FBR, IMF & revenue targets

The federal budget for fiscal year (FY) 2022-23 assigned an ambitious target of Rs. 7.470trillion to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), which includes both direct and indirect taxes. The…

Another constitutional farce?

If those who claim direct access to the powers that be are to be believed, the country is set for another bout of ‘wise men’ deciding that the constitution of…