Wednesday December 06, 2023
Salaar Khan
Salaar Khan

  • September 27, 2023

    Lawyering and its discontented

    In Pakistani litigation, the concept of the penniless prentice practitioner is a constant. To such a person, so too is that of the prosperous...

  • April 15, 2023

    Everything everywhere all at once

    The first bit of career advice I can recall getting was this: “A great lawyer knows a lot about history, a lot about politics, a lot about...

  • March 02, 2023

    News Analysis: Validation of Minallah-Afridi ‘orders’ by two judges complicates matter

    On the face of it, the order of the majority is straightforward. It affirms what was already obvious from the constitution: elections must be held...

  • February 26, 2023

    Obviating the obvious

    We begin with what appears to be the most obvious: when a legislative assembly is dissolved, elections must be held within ninety days. But, it...

  • July 28, 2022

    Strength in numbers

    There’s this quote that does frequent rounds on Pinterest, and the like: “Don’t judge me by the mistakes I’ve made, but by what I’ve...

  • April 17, 2022

    The hand that feeds

    Pakistan has had its fair share of men with a saviour complex. And it has been seen, always, as a damsel that needs rescuing from above: by those to...

  • April 08, 2022

    The constitution wins

    In the end, the constitution will ensure that elections will happen. Governments may change, and politicians may party-hop, but the constitution...

  • March 19, 2022

    Conjuring confidence

    If there’s one place where reality exists not as a line, but as a circle, it’s here. As the ruling party recoils towards its old haunt at...

  • November 27, 2021

    All glam, no dam

    The writer is a lawyer.In February of this year, I filed a request for information under the Right of Access to Information Act. It had been close...

  • November 11, 2021

    The ordinance dance

    The writer is a lawyer.It’s no coincidence that the Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, and the Pyramids all consist of triangles. When pressure is...