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Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

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  • August 19, 2017

    Legal eye: The system at work

    The season of false binaries is upon us again. The choice is between lazy moral righteousness celebrating a false dawn promising accountability and...

  • August 05, 2017

    Case in Point: Justice seen to be done?

    Justice Robert Jackson of US Supreme Court had famously stated that, “we are not final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only...

  • July 29, 2017

    Legal eye: Path to reform?

    Our biggest failing during Pakistan’s 70-year journey has been our inability to evolve consensus around a path to progress and reform....

  • July 22, 2017

    Legal eye: Shortcuts as salvation

    We are a nation addicted to soap operas. Beyond the urge to produce immediate political consequences, there has been scant conversation about how...

  • July 15, 2017

    Legal eye: Time to step down

    The JIT report is itself the staunchest argument in support of procedural justice as a means to producing substantive justice. The three-member...

  • July 08, 2017

    Legal eye: The devil and the deep sea?

    What should a pro-democracy, pro-accountability, non-partisan Pakistani be rooting for in this contest? Here is the paradox. On the supply side of...

  • June 24, 2017

    The rule of mafias

    Legal eye The legal fraternity has now begun indulging in self-cannibalism. Last week a few dozen lawyers showed up at the Lahore High Court in...

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