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Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

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    The dreaded blowback

    Legal eye Everyone knew there would be blowback. But we are so self-congratulatory and flippant that we declared success in the middle of a fight...

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    Mind control gone foul?

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    Complicit or ambivalent?

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    Race to the bottom

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