Tag Archives: Judicial System


Nauman Qaiser

Accountability In The Land Of The Pure

Accountability In The Land Of The Pure Self-accountability is no accountability in a country such as Pakistan. Even the so-called independent bodies of accountability like the NAB, FIA, FBR and SECP are


Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi

High Court Bench Arrangement

High Court Bench Arrangement It was a sweating hot and excruciatingly sunny day of June. Many lawyers and litigants soaked in Lahore High Court (LHC) amid intolerable heat and muggy weather. As


Faisal Khan

When Quality Of Justice Does Not Matter

When Quality Of Justice Does Not Matter No society can exist without justice. Justice is delivered by an independent judiciary and an efficient administration. Much has been written about the independence of


Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi

Jirga Reformation

Jirga Reformation – Justice Under The Shadows Of Guns And Threats Is Unacceptable A few weeks ago, the donkey cart of two brothers mistakenly collided with the vehicle of an influential person in

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Javeria Younes

Jirga’s Antidote Is Fair For A Functional Justice System

Jirga’s Antidote Is Fair For A Functional Justice System In the absence of a fair and functional judicial system that can uphold the rule of law, Pakistani citizens are at the mercy

Un-Islamic “Islamic Courts”

Un-Islamic “Islamic Courts” Since 1990 Jamat-ud-Dawa, a private religious organization which claims to render social welfare services besides running charitable schools and hospitals in Pakistan, has set up and is running Shariah

Beyond Morality And Legality

Beyond Morality And Legality “Piety and moral conduct construct the countries and prolong the ages” says Imam Jafar Sadiq. Moral intellectualism is a view according to which genuine moral knowledge must take

Sharia Court Dispenses ‘Justice’ In Lahore

Sharia Court Dispenses ‘Justice’ In Lahore In a manifestation of people’s growing distrust in the conventional judicial system and mounting influence of religious organisations in the society, Jamatud Dawa (JuD) has set

Domestic Violence In Pakistan: Is Legislation Available?

Domestic Violence In Pakistan: Is Legislation Available? One out of every five women, experiences some sort of domestic violence in her life time around the globe. Domestic violence can be described as


Ahmed Jamal

Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Threat To Democracy?

Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Threat To Democracy? “To the extent that we are privatising public civil dispute resolution systems, we are essentially privatising a significant part of the way democracy is realized[1]”.

Is There Hope For Victims In This Criminal Justice System?

Is There Hope For Victims In This Criminal Justice System? “I don’t want to die before I get justice.” These are the words of Kainat Soomro, a rape survivor awaiting justice. She


Daud Aziz Khokhar

A Human Rights Perspective of the Supreme Court Verdict on the Basic Structure Doctrine

A Human Rights Perspective of the Supreme Court Verdict on the Basic Structure Doctrine   In a recent verdict by the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP), the constitutionality of, inter alia, the 21st Amendment — whereby