Tuesday November 28, 2023
Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi
Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi

  • April 21, 2023

    Rule of men

    Legendary Pakistani jurist, Justice Fazal Karim in his book ‘Judicial Review of Public Actions’ writes, once Aristotle was asked what he prefers...

  • April 01, 2023

    Reviving the ghost of necessity

    Justice Munir would often boast of his outstanding ability to write two judgments in a criminal case – one for conviction and one for acquittal,...

  • August 13, 2022

    The dissolution debate

    The Election Commission of Pakistan in its recent ruling in the PTI ‘prohibited funding case’ said that the PTI had received prohibited funding...

  • June 02, 2022

    The right to water

    The people of Pakistan, particularly those in southern Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan, are facing the worst kind of water crisis. Electronic and...

  • May 14, 2022

    An unwanted adversary

    In the 11th century, despite being warned, Byzantine emperor Michael VII turned to an infamous conman named Nikephoros for advice in strengthening...

  • March 05, 2022

    Mortgaged honour

    The acquittal Qandeel Baloch’s brother reinforces the pertinence of Lord Salmon’s observation in Jennison v Backer : " law should not be seen to...

  • September 25, 2019

    Custodial crimes: no legislation?

    British Jurist Lord Denning rightly averred that “properly exercised, the powers of the executive lead to the welfare state; but abused they lead...

  • July 16, 2019

    Towards open justice

    Jeremy Bentham, eminent English philosopher, jurist and father of modern utilitarianism propounded the idea of open courts as follows:“In the...

  • January 27, 2019

    Policing the police

    The US Supreme Court in the Olmstead case observed: “Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for law. To...

  • December 20, 2018

    Gender and climate change

    A few years ago, celebrated Indian film director Krishnendu Bose directed a documentary, ‘The Forgotten Women in India’s Climate Plans’. The...