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Change Of Guard

Change Of Guard The most glaring irony of the “federal, parliamentary democratic system” of Pakistan is that we congratulate ourselves when our elected assemblies complete their constitutional term (so far that has

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Dr Shahbaz Ahmad Cheema

22nd Amendment Of The Constitution 1973: A Mixed Blessing

22nd Amendment Of The Constitution 1973: A Mixed Blessing Pakistani Parliament is in process of approving the 22nd amendment to the Constitution. The amendment proposes to introduce some changes in the manner


Sheraz Zaka

Reference Against MQM: Fear Of “Becoming Controversial” – Lahore High Court’s Verdict

Reference Against MQM: Fear Of “Becoming Controversial” – Lahore High Court’s Verdict On 10 March, 2016, the honourable Lahore High Court, on the basis of factual controversy, dismissed an intra-court appeal, filed

How Free and Fair Elections are Free and Fair in Pakistan?

How Free and Fair Elections are Free and Fair in Pakistan? We in Pakistan have come across the term “Free and Fair” over a considerable time now and every time a general

Electoral System Suited to Pakistan and The Needful Reforms

Electoral System Suited to Pakistan and The Needful Reforms The preamble of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973 elucidates, “the State shall exercise its powers and authority through the

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Isaam Bin Haris

Why Democracy’s Case Against the Basic Structure Doctrine is Weak in Pakistan – Part II

Why Democracy’s Case Against the Basic Structure Doctrine is Weak in Pakistan – Part II I have argued earlier (in Part I of this comment) that the “democratic objection” to the basic

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Anoosha Shaigan

PILDAT Legislative Brief on the Right To Information Bill 2014

PILDAT Legislative Brief on the Right To Information Bill 2014 This brief has been originally published by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development And Transparency (PILDAT) and can be accessed at: http://www.pildat.org/Publications/publication/FOI/LB_TheRighttoInformationBill2014.pdf 

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Isaam Bin Haris

Why Democracy’s Case Against the Basic Structure Doctrine is Weak in Pakistan – Part I

Why Democracy’s Case Against the Basic Structure Doctrine is Weak in Pakistan – Part I The Judgment of the Supreme Court of Pakistan upholding the constitutionality of the 18th and 21st Amendments to

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Democracy: Fact Or Fiction

Democracy: Fact Or Fiction So we are back to “saving democracy”. You may once have thought that accountability was a significant component of democracy, but apparently you were wrong, it is actually