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Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

  • July 14, 2018

    Bad man theory of law

    If you think a judicial verdict is about legal reasoning that explains how a judge came to a certain conclusion while being guided by legal texts,...

  • June 30, 2018

    Landscape 2018

    The good thing about our landscape prior to Election 2018 is the lack of ambiguity. The gods seem to be screaming out loud: whatever else happens,...

  • June 23, 2018

    Why the PTI must win

    Let’s start with the easiest argument. We gave Zardari’s PPP five years and then Sharif’s PML-N another five. We are already in the pits. How...

  • June 16, 2018

    Lost in interpretation

    The good news for students of law and the constitution, struggling to find consistency and coherence in the Supreme Court’s recent jurisprudence...

  • June 09, 2018

    The conundrum

    Let’s consider three scenarios. In the first, the PML-N loses and the PTI wins and form the government. In the second, the PML-N wins and forms...

  • May 19, 2018

    Trotting out traitors

    Nawaz Sharif is no imbecile. To say that he was tricked into an interview where he let his mouth run is to deny him agency. But that’s our...

  • May 12, 2018

    Limits of court powers?

    Concerns about the Supreme Court’s renewed and ardent enthusiasm for its suo-motu powers and the manner of their exercise under Chief Justice...