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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...