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Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

  • July 14, 2019

    Dignity of justice?

    A week ago, the PML-N made damning allegations about how certain convictions were procured from and delivered by accountability Judge Arshad Malik...

  • July 06, 2019

    Checks and balances

    After a semester of trying to understand and debate the scheme of separation of powers in the US constitution at Harvard Law School, a fellow...

  • June 22, 2019

    Shrinking rights?

    Asif Zardari has been arrested. Nawaz Sharif is serving out his jail term pending appeal hearings. NAB has arrested opposition leader Punjab...

  • June 11, 2019

    The price of autonomy

    What is at stake here is not just judicial accountability but also judicial independence. Judicial accountability isn’t about lobbing dirt in some...

  • May 26, 2019

    Something’s gotta give

    With the economy in freefall and the diminishing ability of the majority of households in the country to balance their budgets and run their...

  • May 20, 2019

    The Pak-Turk saga

    Wrestling control of Pak-Turk Schools from the Pak-Turk Education Foundation and handing them over to the Maarif Foundation should be taught as a...

  • April 27, 2019

    Legal tribalism

    We won’t allow a change in procedural or substantive law that threatens our political economy. We won’t allow any change that reduces our...