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Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

  • April 13, 2019

    Barbecue or eggs?

    There are three issues that need to be mulled over: our narrative around corruption; our approach to competence; and our disregard for certainty.

  • April 06, 2019

    Ungaming the system

    "A judicial system which permits deliberate falsehood is doomed to fail and a society which tolerates it is destined to self-destruct."

  • March 23, 2019

    A question of justice

    When Georges Clemenceau claimed that, “military justice is to justice what military music is to music,” he was being unfair to military music....

  • March 16, 2019

    In the name of honour

    The tone argument is the most flexible weapon one can employ as a bully. If you accept its logic and legitimacy, it works like a nuclear option....

  • March 09, 2019

    Righting wrongs

    It all started in March 2018 when CJP Nisar was probably contemplating his legacy and all the noble things he’d want himself remembered for. He...

  • March 03, 2019

    Where do we go from here?

    We have come out ahead looking good in the fresh round of hostilities between India and Pakistan. PM Imran Khan brought his A game to the table this...

  • February 24, 2019

    Still stuck in 1947

    In August 1947, my Aunt Nusrat Akhtar was five years old and lived with her parents in village Mianwal in Jalandhar. Her father’s family was based...