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Coronavirus: A Case for Liberating Prisoners


Nouman Kakakhel

Coronavirus: A Case for Liberating Prisoners

Coronavirus: A Case for Liberating Prisoners Every person should be presumed to be innocent until proven guilty beyond the shadow of a doubt. However, 48,008 prisoners under trial in Pakistan have been

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Salman Ahmad Maan

Anticipatory Bail – An Extraordinary Judicial Intervention?

Anticipatory Bail – An Extraordinary Judicial Intervention? On 14th March 2020, an order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan was widely reported with a claim that there was no room for pre-arrest

Criminal Trial in Pakistan: From Application Stage to Conviction / Acquittal

Criminal Trial in Pakistan: From Application Stage to Conviction / Acquittal Several socio-economic factors have led to an increase in crime in our society. These factors include economic distress, poverty, lack of

Scope of Administrative and Judicial Powers Revisited

Scope of Administrative and Judicial Powers Revisited On 16th July 2019, the Supreme Court of Pakistan made available a series of judgments on its website. One particular judgment/order that has garnered attention


Amna Iqbal

Medical Malpractice: An Alarming Situation in Pakistan

Medical Malpractice: An Alarming Situation in Pakistan The term ‘medical negligence’ is often used synonymously with ‘medical malpractice’ and for most purposes that is adequate. Medical negligence is an act or omission


Abdullah Mohammad

Flaws in the National Accountability Ordinance (Xviii of 1999)

Flaws in the National Accountability Ordinance (Ordinance Number Xviii of 1999) – Scrutiny and Analysis Before we dive into the intricacies of the dreaded Ordinance, we must understand its historical inception. This


Ahmed Farooq

The Fallacy Of Mass Incarceration

The Fallacy Of Mass Incarceration The word ‘prison’ tends to paint a picture of the restraint of evil and wrongdoing within walls that represent the ultimate sanction of criminal justice in most

Torture: An Undefined Word In The Pakistani Legal System

Torture: An Undefined Word In The Pakistani Legal System  Article 1 of United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT) defines torture in the following terms: For the purposes of this Convention, the term “torture” means