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Feisal Naqvi
Feisal Naqvi

  • August 18, 2022

    Fixing judicial appointments

    The last meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan on July 28, 2022 ended badly. None of the five nominees proposed by the chief justice of...

  • April 09, 2022

    Why it matters

    The writer is a lawyer of the Supreme Court. The views expressed in this column do not represent the views of his firm.There have been plenty of...

  • April 06, 2022

    Destroying democracy from within

    The writer is a lawyer of the Supreme Court. The views expressed in this column do not represent the views of his firm.Marx said that history...

  • April 05, 2022

    Destroying democracy from within

    The deputy speaker’s ruling is far more troubling as a matter of law

  • August 26, 2021

    In memoriam: Syed Afzel Hussain Naqvi

    My father died at 2:15 pm last Sunday. I would like to say that he died in my arms, but the truth is that by the time I heard my sister scream and...

  • August 18, 2021

    The objectivity trap

    In my previous column in these pages , I had argued that seniority was not a good criteria for appointments to the Supreme Court, and that there was...

  • August 07, 2021

    The seniority trap

    Let us begin with two basic propositions: one, competence is not the same thing as seniority; and two, it is vitally important that only the most...

  • April 17, 2020

    What to do when you don’t know the answer

    The novel coronavirus confronts Pakistan with an enormous crisis. Like many other countries, we are caught between two evils: the only apparent way...

  • August 15, 2017

    Let them come home

    Every Independence Day, we are told stories of horror and terror, of how friend turned on friend and how neighbour slaughtered neighbour. We hear...

  • June 14, 2017

    ‘Lumpy development’ and the Coase theorem

    There is an old joke which makes an important point about efficiency and transaction costs. A non-smoker is trying to get a smoker to give up...