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Legal Fraternity`s Conundrum – Taffazul Haider Rizvi

SINCE the judicial awakening of the legal fraternity in Pakistan in 2007, a thorny issue being faced by both the barandthebenchisthe demand by many districts in Punjab...

Let Glory Be The CJ`s – Abbas Nasir

CHIEF Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry seems determined to end his long and eventful tenure in a blaze of glory. In the process, there is hope that at least some of the...

Sedition & Democracy – A.G. Noorani

IT is truly astonishing that throughout the Third World leaders of the freedom movement, who suffered under repressive laws framed by their colonial masters, had no...

New Face, Same Body – Nadir Hassan

No one knows the process by which Nawaz Sharif chose his new chief of army staff. He could have carefully vetted the candidates and assessed their relative merits and...

Fair Trial, Not Media Trial – Chaudhry Faisal Hussain

THE trial of retired Gen Pervez Musharraf will be the first of its kind in Pakistan. No military dictator in Pakistan has been tried in the courts for the abrogation and...

Suo Motued Again – Babar Sattar

THE much-anticipated change of guard at the Supreme Court brings with it hope and fresh expectation. The idealism and promise of change cultivated by the rule of law...

Missing persons vs drones

They may well have stepped out of some forgotten Greek tragedy. There they were, cheated by fate in a forlorn land. Their ordeal was exceptional and stunning in the...

Crossing the red line

MALIK Saeed Hasan is a legendary figure in the Lahore High Court Bar Association who has many quotable quotes to his credit. But the one often repeated is his proud...

A safe exit for Musharraf?

With the grant of bail to Musharraf on November 4 in the Lal Masjid case, the former military dictator is again a free man after six months of detention at his luxurious...

Local Imperatives

The Supreme Court of Pakistan instructed the provincial authorities in April 2012 to hold local government elections “without delay”. The reason was simple. The...

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