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Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

  • 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...

  • February 16, 2019

    Freedom: the great debate

    Article 19 makes free speech and expression subject to “reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the interest of the glory of Islam or the...

  • February 10, 2019

    De facto vs de jure

    For months we were told how the amended language of the MPs’ oath was a conspiracy to rob Pakistan’s Islamic identity. Anyone who tried to...

  • February 02, 2019

    Our cobweb of lies

    About the public gathering where Aasia Bibi allegedly confessed her sins, Justice Khosa found, “that the evidence produced by the prosecution in...