Friday October 07, 2022
Umer Gilani
Umer Gilani

  • January 15, 2022

    Beyond naval farms

    The science of the law is not advanced by coining entirely new concepts – because that, in the world of law, would be heresy.This doesn’t mean...

  • August 24, 2021

    ‘Master’ and ‘servant’

    If you think I’m going to dwell in this piece upon the relationship between our executive and alleged ‘selectors’, you’re totally mistaken....

  • November 02, 2020

    Grassroots democracy

    About two years ago, when Prime Minister Imran Khan was elected, in his first speech to the nation, he promised to foster a culture of grassroots...

  • August 09, 2020

    Administrative federalism

    The 7th recital of the preamble of our constitution promises that Pakistan shall be a state where the “units will be autonomous”.Roughly...

  • March 23, 2020

    Criminal limitation

    A few weeks back, I had shared my concern in an article in these pages that "most people involved in public life in Pakistan still live in the...

  • February 29, 2020

    Laws for liberty

    Official statistics show that over 66 percent of Pakistan’s total prison population consists of under-trial prisoners. Our average conviction rate...

  • February 28, 2020

    Laws for liberty

    What good is a liberal constitution if it cannot secure the most basic of all liberties: the liberty of person?Seventy-two years after the supposed...

  • January 30, 2020

    Not the auditor’s job

    The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has of late adopted the view that every public institution in Pakistan must get its accounts audited by...

  • November 07, 2019

    Unconstitutional ordinances

    On October 31, 2019, President Arif Alvi promulgated eight new ordinances. These ordinances include three for reforming the civil justice system,...