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Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

  • May 05, 2018

    With us or against us?

    Pakistan could use a vacation. The environment all around has become so cynical that it is almost toxic. There are a few grand assumptions that are...

  • April 28, 2018

    Another bites the dust

    Half the country will celebrate Khawaja Asif’s disqualification as a move that will help cleanse the Augean stables. The other half will see it as...

  • April 21, 2018

    Text and its spirit

    The Supreme Court’s decision clarifying that disqualification under Article 62 would be lifetime is neither extraordinary nor unexpected. A...

  • April 08, 2018

    Missing channels

    Twitter had the pithiest commentary on Geo’s blackout. After missing persons we now have missing channels, it said. The comparison is apt. The...

  • March 31, 2018

    The other side of the story

    Last Saturday, while grilling the chief secretary of Punjab over salaries being paid to managements companies formed by the Punjab government, the...

  • March 24, 2018

    As a doctrine descends

    Let’s assume Nawaz Sharif is done and dusted. Is the ‘Bajwa doctrine’ capable of leading this country onward and upward?Conceding that the...

  • March 17, 2018

    Democracy on a leash

    There is no polite way of saying this: democracy and its institutions are on a very short leash. With Sadiq Sanjrani elected chairman of the Senate,...