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Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

  • 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...

  • March 25, 2020

    What is our strategy?

    What is Prime Minister Imran Khan’s strategy to fight the coronavirus other than relying on the miracle that our genes might somehow be less...

  • March 12, 2020

    Cycle of dependence

    Outrage over the Aurat March each year flags the need to revisit John Rawls’ Theory of Justice.If you honestly engage with arguments rooted in...

  • February 23, 2020

    What does N stand for?

    With its 19 seats back in 2002, the PML-N showed more spunk in times of outright dictatorship than it does today in the face of praetorianism with a...

  • February 16, 2020

    The end of history

    When Francis Fukuyama wrote his essay back in 1992, he argued that the idea of Western liberal democracy stood accepted and entrenched and while...

  • February 09, 2020

    State as occupier?

    Section 124-A of the Pakistan Penal Code, being employed generously to scuttle protests by students and others offended by the state’s...

  • January 21, 2020

    Not so fictional

    Well begun is half done, they say. The year 2020 has started well for some. If we thought 2019 entrenched control from behind the curtain, the...