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A judicial test

The need for calm in a turbulent case For the past few weeks, the Supreme Court remains huddled to deliberate upon the constitutional petitions filed by Mr Justice Qazi Faeez Isa as


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Innocent but guilty

The criminal justice system needs to be fixed The criminal justice system of most common law countries requires the prosecution to prove and establish the guilt of an accused beyond reasonable doubt.


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Failed accountability

Accountability should be carried out, but not for political ends Holding public officials accountable for their actions is the beauty of a true democracy. Having to answer for the decisions made or


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Supreme Court diaries

The judges must stand up and be counted In the last few years, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has remained in the limelight more than usual. Be it the military courts judgement


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Police brutality

Cases like that of Salahuddin Ayubi will keep happening unless there are reforms The state and its organs are primarily responsible to ensure the safety and security of its citizens. In almost


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‘Har Din Karbala’

The Imam’s Karbala was only the first As the Muharram moon unveils itself, it brings with it the memory of the sacrifice made 1400 years ago. The oppressed stood up against the


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Kashmir bleeds again

The West did not stop India, but then, Pakistan did not do enough For 70 years, the people of the valley of Kashmir have been subjected to inhumane treatment at the hands


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A fresh start

A good visit As expected, the much-anticipated visit to the US by Prime Minister Imran Khan ended on a positive note. The meeting with the President as well as the meetings on


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Imran’s Trump card

Both countries need each other In anticipation of Imran Khan’s visit to the USA, the entire country remains on the edge of its seats with hopes of some positivity. Apart from inflation,


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Shots fired

PML-N’s revelations are significant and can’t be ignored The conviction of Mian Nawaz Sharif was expected to bring chaos in the country. The predicted mass protests never came and the nation continued


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Still the same

Promise unfulfilled? Ever since Mr Justice Asif Saeed Khosa was sworn in as Chief Justice of Pakistan, a ray of hope ran through the legal fraternity with most foreseeing judicial reforms imminent.


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The balancing victim

The Sibtain Khan case is more complicated than it seems NAB spent a considerably busy past couple of days. With the budget being unveiled, high profile arrests made by the accountability watchdog


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Age of extremism

With education increasing in numbers around the world, one would expect more tolerance and less bigotry. Literacy would pave the way for future generations, or so we thought. But it turns out,

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