Friday December 08, 2023
Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

  • September 19, 2020

    Bad faith in law

    The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.Good faith is a well-entrenched concept in law. You act in bad faith if you argue a position you know to...

  • September 12, 2020

    When outrage is not enough

    The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.As a man one can’t possibly relate to the horror endured by the woman who was raped in front of her kids...

  • May 02, 2020

    Scofflaws at work

    The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.A polity that runs out of the ability to generate new ideas has no option but to rehash old and failed...

  • April 19, 2020

    Back to the suo motu

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed. Photo: fileThe chief justice of Pakistan took suo-motu cognizance of the PTI regime’s response to...

  • April 12, 2020

    Hope and despair

    On the one hand, we have the Lahore High Court’s order rejecting the bail petition for Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. And on the other we saw a detailed...

  • April 05, 2020

    Wartime leadership

    One set of leaders employs populist rhetoric to consolidate their support base by provoking fear, anger or hate. Another has the charisma and vision...

  • March 28, 2020

    Wages of populism

    Those who thought PM Imran Khan might suspend partisan pettifoggery in a time of a global health and economic crisis to forge national unity to...

  • March 25, 2020

    What is our strategy?

    What is Prime Minister Imran Khan’s strategy to fight the coronavirus other than relying on the miracle that our genes might somehow be less...

  • March 12, 2020

    Cycle of dependence

    Outrage over the Aurat March each year flags the need to revisit John Rawls’ Theory of Justice.If you honestly engage with arguments rooted in...

  • February 23, 2020

    What does N stand for?

    With its 19 seats back in 2002, the PML-N showed more spunk in times of outright dictatorship than it does today in the face of praetorianism with a...