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Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

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  • October 14, 2017

    Legal eye: Cops as scapegoats

    The police are not a powerful club in Pakistan: the military is, the judiciary is, intelligence agencies are and even the DMG, but not the police....

  • October 14, 2017

    Legal eye: Cops as scapegoats

    The police are not a powerful club in Pakistan: the military is, the judiciary is, intelligence agencies are and even the DMG, but not the police....

  • October 07, 2017

    Legal eye: The slippery slope

    We seem to be on the slippery slope that leads down to praetorian rule. Nawaz Sharif is down but not out. It is hard to deny that he is still...

  • September 30, 2017

    Legal eye: A game of chess?

    Our politics has more moves than a game of chess. Political parties, khakis, Supreme Court, Election Commission and voters are all part of the play....

  • September 23, 2017

    Legal eye: Our Saddam gene

    It is natural for an underdog to root for a fellow underdog in a contest with a giant. When the US attacked Iraq during the first Gulf War almost...

  • September 16, 2017

    Legal eye: Crisis of expectations

    The Supreme Court heard and dismissed the Sharif review petitions. Given the narrow scope of review, nothing dramatic was expected in terms of...

  • September 09, 2017

    Legal eye: State and non-state

    Ten years, numerous investigations and a trial later, we are as unaware of the truth surrounding Benazir Bhutto’s assassination as we were the...

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