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Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

  • 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...

  • January 19, 2019

    Judging CJP Nisar

    When Justice Nisar assumed office there were hopes that he would initiate judicial reforms, put his own house in order, take sustainable measures to...

  • January 12, 2019

    A new chief justice

    Once the SC assumes the mantle of fixing everyone and everything, what suffers most is its ability to undertake self-accountability and self-reform.

  • December 15, 2018

    Robin with a twist

    At some point in the evolution of our state’s compact with the citizen, it became the citizens’ responsibility to protect the freedom of the...

  • December 09, 2018

    De facto to de jure

    Maulana Tariq Jameel said it best at the Supreme Court’s population conference: “Our judges are such blessing as they keep doing what they...