Thursday March 30, 2023
Salman Akram Raja
Salman Akram Raja

The writer is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan

  • February 12, 2023

    Sense and nonsense

    Despite the refreshingly clear judgment of the Lahore High Court directing the Election Commission of Pakistan to hold elections for the Punjab...

  • January 30, 2023

    Another constitutional farce?

    If those who claim direct access to the powers that be are to be believed, the country is set for another bout of ‘wise men’ deciding that the...

  • August 07, 2022

    Dissolving a political party

    The dissolution of the National Awami Party in 1975 followed months of degradation of the party and its leadership in the mass media. This was a...

  • July 28, 2022

    Gaming the constitution

    When all sides are intent on gaming the law for political gain, the ambition to be objective – one hesitates to use the word neutral – is a...

  • May 29, 2022

    A matter of interpretation

    “Members of the Supreme Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law ... it is not the Court's job to protect the people from the...

  • April 10, 2022

    Undoing a constitutional fraud

    The April 7 order of the Supreme Court, quashing the deputy speaker’s ruling of April 3 and, as a consequence, the prime minister’s advice and...

  • February 06, 2022

    A judicial legacy

    Every chief justice of Pakistan has the opportunity to choose issues for engagement that will define the tenor of the Supreme Court with him as the...

  • November 28, 2021

    Taking rights seriously?

    Those who wield power in the Islamic Republic do not expect to be confronted with resistance, disclosure, or critique in full view of the populace....

  • September 04, 2021

    Going all wrong - Part II

    The writer is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.In the decade or so after school as I negotiated various economics and law degrees at...

  • September 03, 2021

    Going all wrong (Part - I)

    Coming at the heels of the Minar-e-Pakistan ‘incident’, the prime minister’s recent lament that English medium schools are creating a class of...