This article aims to analyze the contract of guarantee and its enforceability in Pakistan. It also sheds light on the dispute between a principal debtor and […]
India Approves 60 Day Special Maternity Leave in Case of Infant Death
On September the 2nd, 2022, in a welcome move, the Indian government announced a 60-day special maternity leave for women who give birth to stillborn babies […]
Are Strikes by Advocates Justified Under the Law?
Introduction The legislature provides legal recourse for many grievances, but people often resort to strikes when the law does not help them. A strike is a […]
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 […]
The question of whether arbitrators can decide their own jurisdiction (kompetenz-kompetenz) requires an analysis in Pakistan as the domestic courts are progressively adopting pro-enforcement tendency. This […]
Applicability of Indus Waters Treaty and Regulation of Transboundary Groundwater in the Indus Basin
Introduction The Indus Basin is co-shared by Afghanistan, China, India and Pakistan. However, the Basin is mainly governed by the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) executed by […]
Punjab Commercial Courts Ordinance 2021: A New Frontier
The author was a member of the Working Group drafting the PCCO 2021. Commercial Courts Around the World In 2017, the Lord Chief Justice of England […]
Continuing Mandamus: Productive or Deleterious Overreach?
Mandamus is a type of writ issued by the court to direct a public body to do something that the law requires it to do. The […]
Geographical Indication – A Belated Step Forward
Protection of traditional cultural products such as the Sindhi ajrak or Sargodha’s kinnow and improvements in the trade sector of Pakistan can be encouraged through the […]
Call a Spade a Spade – Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), NRC and NPR
Call a Spade a Spade – Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), NRC and NPR The controversy surrounding India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is not ready to quench […]
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 […]
Force Majeure: Effect of Coronavirus on Performance of Contracts
Force Majeure: Effect of Coronavirus on Performance of Contracts The coronavirus has taken the demand-and-supply balance of the world by storm and continues to cripple businesses […]
Definition of “Evidence” Under Article 2 of Qanun-e-Shahadat Order 1984
Scope of Definition of “Evidence” Under Article 2 of Qanun–e–Shahadat Order, 1984 Article 2(1)(c) of the Qanun-e-Shahadat Order (QSO) 1984 defines “evidence” in the following words: “All statements which […]
Life Imprisonment: A Way Forward
Life Imprisonment: A Way Forward Liberty is the lifeline of every human being. Life without liberty is ‘lasting’ but not ‘living’. Freedom of all kinds is […]
Do Kashmiris Have a Legal Right to Armed Resistance?
Do Kashmiris Have a Legal Right to Armed Resistance? The legislative history of India concerning Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has been an unfortunate tale of lies, […]
Data Protection Laws: Where do Pakistan and India Stand?
Data Protection Laws: Where do Pakistan and India Stand? With technology and digitization taking over the world, data protection laws are becoming the need of the […]