Momin Ali Khan By a recent short order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan dated 17th May 2022, it was held that the vote of any […]
Landmark Decision: Suo Moto Case No 1 of 2022
The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which was unanimously passed by Parliament in 1973, was authored by my late father, Abdul Hafeez Pirzada. The […]
Diversity in Judicial Elevation
Diversity contributes to legitimacy. In a country where the judiciary is under incessant reproval from different echelons of the society for not being as independent as […]
Rethinking Elevation of Judges: Fate of an Idea Whose Time Has Come!
On the 19th of May, 1964, the Republican Senator from Illinois (US), Everett McKinley Dirksen, showed his support for the Civil Rights Act 1964 in the […]
Word for the Woman: Prioritizing Gender-Neutral Legislative Drafting
All hail the patriarchy! These are archaic salutations for a society where misogyny reigns supreme, where ‘he’ remains the default and where women shrink their experiences […]
Can Oral Contracts be Enforced in Pakistan?
This article will evaluate the enforceability of oral contracts in Pakistan. Oral contracts are commonly executed in Pakistan for the sale of goods, services or, where […]
Overhaul Bail Law!
Bail is granted as a matter of right in bailable offences, however, once arrested in a general non-bailable offence, the accused has to bring his or […]
Pakistani Law and Online Marketplaces – An Enigma
The dramatic alteration to the in-person product experience resulting from the global lockdown has accelerated the growth of online marketplaces. The requirement of new security procedures […]
Serving People, Reforming Civil Service
[Note: This article has been written before the announcement of CSS 2021 exam results] An article was published on 17th February, 2021 in DAWN news titled […]
Legal Internships in Pakistan
Legal education in Pakistan is reflective of the class system where students from elite and well-informed backgrounds opt for foreign degree programs while others who may […]
Kashmir – A Distorted Chapter of History
Undoubtedly, the territorial conflict in Jammu and Kashmir that is between India and Pakistan has put the whole region of South Asia in unrest and threatened […]
Counsel, Your Petition is Premature
“Counsel, your petition is premature, I cannot grant you the relief that you are seeking.” These words were uttered by the honorable Chief Justice of Islamabad […]
Technology and Law: Another Rabbit and Turtle Tale
In 1495, Da Vinci created a robot (automaton) before the word ‘robot’ even existed. That was five and a quarter centuries ago. Think about ten years […]
Network Neutrality and State’s Obligation: Freedom of Speech vs Access to Information
Introduction Democracy is a defining characteristic of modern nation states. International laws, as well as the constitutions of countries, include the fundamentals to protect the integrity […]
The Law of Surrogacy in the UK
Introduction The law of Scotland, England and Wales has been subject to various developments regarding surrogacy; in fact, the three regions are currently in the process […]
Law and AI: Should Artificial Intelligence be Conceived as a Legal Inventor?
Mohtasib.pk (a project of Courting The Law) is an innovative access-to-justice platform which uses automation and predictive machine learning and enables users to leverage technology to […]
Seniority or Competence? Judicial Commission of Pakistan’s Dilemma
The elevation of judges to the apex court has stirred debate for some time now. It has birthed two opposing standards for elevation: seniority and competence. […]