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Babar Sattar
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Legal eye
The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.
Did Mushahidullah Khan lose his job because he was peddling falsehoods about the dharna and Lt Gen (r) Zaheerul Islam? Was he calling for meddlesome generals to be held to ...
 
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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Babar Sattar
Legal eye The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad. The resignations of the MQM’s members from Senate and the assemblies are a last-ditch effort to employ the party’s representative credentials as a shield against legal ...
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Babar Sattar
Legal eye The primary question before the Supreme Court in the 18th and 21st amendment petitions was not whether military courts are good or bad, but whether the court has the authority to sit in judgement over constitutional ...
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Babar Sattar
Right to life is the foundational human right that is meant to be inviolable. It is hard to quarrel with this straightforward principle. Except of course till you are confronted with Malik Ishaqs in a state and society as bigoted and ...
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Babar Sattar
Legal eye The much-awaited Judicial Commission report has landed like egg on the PTI’s face. An objective reading of the report leads one to the conclusion that in view of the evidence presented and the arguments made, no fair ...
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Babar Sattar
Legal eye History shows that countries - like individuals - have an amazing capacity to pursue mindless short-sighted policies even in the face of the general recognition that such policies produce nothing but wretchedness for ...
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Babar Sattar
Legal eye There is a long tradition of philosophers (Rousseau, Kant, Hobbes, Locke) alluding to the ‘veil of ignorance’. Rawls used the concept most succinctly in his essay ‘A theory of justice’: “No one (ought to) know his place ...
Saturday, July 04, 2015
Babar Sattar
Legal eye Before ‘patriots’ pounce on the use of the term ‘ability’, it is not used pejoratively to discredit khakis but only to refer to the suitability of the army to do certain things as opposed to others. The question of khaki ...
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Babar Sattar .
Legal eye What is most striking about the BBC’s report that the MQM’s militants are trained in India, which also funds the MQM’s purchase of weapons? That key sources of the story are Pakistani authorities and yet Pakistan has ...
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Babar Sattar
Legal eye Are events like the Asif Zardari’s recent harangue condemning the military for its sins since Pakistan’s inception a consequence of our unfortunate civil-military imbalance or partly its cause? The provocation appears to ...
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Babar Sattar
Legal eye Political parties too have a sense of immortality like human beings. We know we have to die one day. But, exceptions aside, this immutable fact has little influence on what we do when we are alive. The PPP is like the ...
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