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Salman Akram Raja
Salman Akram Raja

The writer is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan

  • May 02, 2021

    Justice Faez Isa: fighting the fog

    The short order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan – of April 26, 2021 – rendered by a majority of six with four honourable judges dissenting, in...

  • April 18, 2021

    A decent life

    For some years now I A Rehman Sahib, who passed away gracefully and in harness at age ninety last week, would let out a wry lament, ‘Fighting...

  • April 04, 2021

    Fraud as legality

    By July 2007, General Musharraf had started feeling nervous. He felt he needed to reach out and build a good opinion of himself among those with a...

  • March 22, 2021

    Confronting the system

    Judiciaries around the world are often seen as going through phases. Only occasionally are courts the site of resistance against the hegemonic...

  • March 07, 2021

    Elections under fire

    German legal philosopher Carl Schmitt’s book ‘Legality and Legitimacy’, published in 1932 as the Weimer Republic crumbled towards its end,...

  • February 21, 2021

    Rereading the constitution

    Chief Justice Marshall’s reflection in ‘McCulloch v Maryland’ , “it is a Constitution we are expounding” has travelled down the ages as a...