Guest Columnists


Shayan e Shahid

The De Facto Doctrine Should Not Be Taken Lightly

The De Facto Doctrine Should Not Be Taken Lightly Background The release of Panama Papers (commonly termed as the ‘Panama Leaks’) took Pakistan by storm, as in addition to many Pakistani citizens,


Hassan Raza

Foreign Arbitration Laws – An Appellate Adventure of Pakistani Courts

Foreign Arbitration Laws – An Appellate Adventure of Pakistani Courts Pakistan is an agro-economic country that benefits from the sale of grains, rice, cotton yield and textile to the foreign investors. These


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The Need To Develop Constitutional Torts In Pakistan

The Need To Develop Constitutional Torts In Pakistan Abstract: Tortious claims are private law civil remedies availed by those who suffer harm and seek compensation. Over time and across the world, public law


Taimur Malik

Should FATF Put Pakistan On Its Terrorist Financing Watch-List?

Should FATF Put Pakistan On Its Terrorist Financing Watch-List? Pakistan is in the spotlight again. This time due to a motion moved by certain member states of the Financial Action Task Force


Noor Ul Ain Iftikhar

Khula: A Gateway Of Escape For Women

Khula: A Gateway Of Escape For Women Most of us, including myself, before penetrating into this issue, may be heedless about a women’s right to khula (khulʿ in Arabic) in Islam. Marriage is


Mahroo Rashed

Abortion: The Autonomy Of A Woman?

Abortion: The Autonomy Of A Woman? Abortion has always been a universally controversial issue and will always remain to be one. It cannot be denied that it is under debate everywhere in


Shahid Bhatti

Preferred Accounting Approach To Ascertain Accrued Salary Not Considered In Panama Case

Preferred Accounting Approach To Ascertain Accrued Salary Not Considered In Panama Case A lot can be said by many, for and against the judgment passed by Supreme Court, on the Review Petitions


Ahmed Uzair

Employees’ Rights Are Not Limited To The Definition Of Worker

Employees’ Rights Are Not Limited To The Definition Of Worker If you are reading this, and you are not lucky enough to have started your own business, or even luckier to have


Asfandyar Khan Tareen

Highlights of Hon’ble Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah’s Tenure at Lahore High Court

 Highlights of Hon’ble Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah’s Tenure at Lahore High Court “O you who believe!  Stand firmly for justice…” (Sura An-Nisa – Ch. 4: verse 135 of the Holy Quran)


Asad Ameer Chaudhary

The Durand Saga – An Account of International Law

The Durand Saga – An Account of International Law Since the emergence of Pakistan, the Durand Line has been a flashpoint between Pakistan and Afghanistan despite having no legal basis. Successive Afghan governments,


Usman Waheed

EU General Data Protection Regulation And What Businesses In Pakistan Need To Know

EU General Data Protection Regulation And What Businesses In Pakistan Need To Know Nothing has impacted businesses more in the last few decades than how the information technology (IT) infrastructure has come


Sohail Khan

Plea of Nolo Contendere in Criminal Jurisprudence

Plea of Nolo Contendere in Criminal Jurisprudence Plea of nolo contendere (pronounced noh-loh kuhn-ten-duh-ree) which, literally speaking, means that an accused person does not contest the charge or conviction, but also does not


Javeria Younes

Sexual Harassment – Abuse Of Authority At Workplace

Sexual Harassment – Abuse Of Authority At Workplace Gender inequality is structural and deeply entrenched in the patriarchal mindset. According to research conducted by various NGOs in Pakistan, a whopping 90% working