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Umer Gilani
Umer Gilani

  • September 21, 2016

    The rights of the refugee

    At the UN Headquarters in New York, politicians from across the globe are gathering this week. On the agenda is the worst refugee crisis since the...

  • September 13, 2016

    The power of the cabinet

    Sometimes the most significant cases receive very little commentary. That seems to be the fate of Mustafa Impex and Others v The Federation decided...

  • February 09, 2016

    No more judges, please

    Last year, Pakistan’s former chief justice, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, showed the bar and the bench a mirror when he announced the results of...

  • January 14, 2016

    The Senate speaks

    The committee report that emerged from the Senate on December 30, 2015 was meant to be a plan for revamping our ailing justice system. But the...

  • October 09, 2015

    Burying the doctrine of elite necessity

    The writer is a lawyer associated with Foundation for Fundamental Rights.The Supreme Court’s decision in Kaukab Iqbal v The Federation, a petition...

  • March 30, 2015

    A day revisited

    For many of us, March 23 brings back the fondest memories of childhood. Every year, on this day, as soon as I could haul myself out of bed, I would...

  • January 16, 2015

    Whose will is it anyway?

    Our autocratic civilian rulers got over their usual squabbling and came together to whizz through parliament two important statutes: the...