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Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

  • September 15, 2019

    New judicial year

    The ceremony marking the new judicial year in September provides an opportunity to flag the achievements, regrets and aspirations of the Supreme...

  • September 05, 2019

    Not guilty, but guilty?

    Judges are public office-holders. They do not just exercise delegated authority but are also required to exhibit unfaltering commitment to...

  • August 17, 2019

    Tyranny of the majority

    Kashmir today manifests the tyranny of Hindu majority rule in India. When democratic structures were being designed in the West, some had warned...

  • August 03, 2019

    Speech as a luxury

    The gap between the theory and practice of law is a manifestation of power relations within a polity. Our ruling power elite does not believe that...

  • July 28, 2019

    The Pak-US reset

    In the backdrop of our partnership with Trump’s America, we can expect to see authoritarianism here claiming even more space and leverage to curb...

  • July 23, 2019

    2019: the unspeakable

    “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows” — said George Orwell in ‘Nineteen...

  • July 14, 2019

    Dignity of justice?

    A week ago, the PML-N made damning allegations about how certain convictions were procured from and delivered by accountability Judge Arshad Malik...