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Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

  • March 10, 2018

    Scandalising the court

    At a time when superior courts are wielding contempt powers as a sword, there is a need to consider whether the offence of scandalising the court...

  • February 24, 2018

    Judicial imperialism?

    The constitution is supreme. But the constitution is what the judges say it is. We have had direct military rule. We have seen a troika keeping...

  • February 17, 2018

    The rebel patriot

    “Graveyards are full of indispensible men” is the rule that proves exceptions such as Asma Jahangir. Can there be a more precise measure of a...

  • February 10, 2018

    The stench of egos

    What is the PML-N’s “movement for justice” that Nawaz Sharif claims to have launched? It is a political manoeuvre to project the Supreme Court...

  • February 03, 2018

    The return of the suo motu

    In this age of populism where we have convinced ourselves that the system is broken and we need a saviour to save us from ourselves, the return of...

  • January 27, 2018

    Letter to my mother

    Dear Amma Jee: I am dismayed by our society’s propensity for violence. From domestic violence within homes and corporal punishment for children...

  • January 20, 2018

    Law vs order

    At critical junctures in history when we have been asked to choose between law and order, we have chosen order at the expense of the law. Are we...