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Is Judiciary In Pakistan Independent?

Is Judiciary In Pakistan Independent? The independence of judiciary for the smooth running of a state is as significant as the independence of the legislature and executive. The protection of rights and adherence to

Groping In The Dark

Groping In The Dark Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad has been launched in the aftermath of the recent deadly suicide attack at Sehwan Sharif. The blast claimed lives of 88 devotees and injured hundreds more

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An Interview With Asma Jahangir

An Interview With Asma Jahangir Once again military courts are all the rage. Yes, there was a ‘sunset clause’ when the APS tragedy forced the 21st amendment two years ago. And, sure, for


Abeer Mustafa

Pakistan’s Recent Counter-Terrorism Measures: A Critical Look

Pakistan’s Recent Counter-Terrorism Measures: A Critical Look When the harrowing attack of 16 December, 2014 took place, it felt as if the world had stopped spinning – for 144 families, it did. Feeling a surging sense

The Lords And Their Lordships

The Lords And Their Lordships Judicial activism is a common slogan in most democratic nations around the globe. To uphold the dichotomy of power the judiciary must be bold, independent and free

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

National Action Plan or No Action Plan: Civilian Dithering

National Action Plan or No Action Plan: Civilian Dithering As December gloom takes over Pakistan, much has been written about the National Action Plan, which was initiated by the government of Pakistan

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Homicide Cases In Pakistan Need Uniformity In Law

Homicide Cases In Pakistan Need Uniformity In Law Homicide in the Islamic Sharia law, forming part of penal law deals with a multifarious system, which is unique in its nature. The law


Muhammad Imran

Basic Structure Theory – Part III

Difference between Constitutional Amendment and Ordinary Legislation The procedure and requirements of amending the Constitution and making an ordinary law is different. Therefore, an ordinary law if in violation of some of


Muhammad Imran

Basic Structure Theory – Part II

 Basic Structure Theory – Part II The Basic Structure Theory has long been debated in the judicial history of Pakistan from the famous case of Asma Jillani [1] to Wukla Mahaz Barai


Muhammad Imran

Basic structure Theory – Part I

 Basic structure Theory – Part I Abstract: There is no such academic theory of Basic Structure in the constitutional jurisprudence of Pakistan, unlike India. Supreme Court of Pakistan from the very beginning

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Haseeb Ahsan Javed

Basic Structure & The 21st Constitutional Amendment

Basic Structure & The 21st Constitutional Amendment The article analyses the constitutionality of recently passed Twenty First Amendment (hereinafter the “21st Amendment”) to the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 (hereinafter

Witness Protection In Pakistan: Current Laws, Amendments and Comparison With Other Countries

Witness Protection In Pakistan: Current Laws, Amendments and Comparison With Other Countries Introduction Although, the Protection of Pakistan Act 2014 [1] exists and Sindh Assembly passed a resolution for the said subject


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