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A fishing expedition?

What we have seen so far are theories of rigging based on anecdotes, innuendos and deductive reasoning. Published May 11, 2015 12:46am

Is coercive consensus enough?

Who should those speaking out against violence fear more? The state or non-state actors? Published May 04, 2015 03:07am

No time to avenge bustards

Our reaction to angry statements being issued by nervous Arab rulers should not be equally inane. Updated Apr 20, 2015 09:01am

Into the political thicket

Conducting inquiries falls within the domain of the executive and not of the judiciary. Published Apr 13, 2015 06:21am

Extinction of Nekokaras

The Nekokara case is only the latest example of the gap between the law and its implementation. Published Apr 06, 2015 01:22am

A road to nowhere

Using adjudicators as investigators is counterintuitive, if not plain wrong. Updated Mar 30, 2015 03:43am

Tale of two non-hangings

Social and economic inequalities load our criminal justice system against the poor. Published Mar 23, 2015 07:20am

In defence of Qadri verdict

And what did the bench hold? That Qadri’s act could neither be termed Islamic nor moral. Updated Mar 16, 2015 07:53am

Integrity and Spine Act, 2015

The law is merely a tool. We can quarrel with it, but that won’t make us good workmen. Published Mar 09, 2015 05:02am

Culture of dissent or deceit?

Our Constitution ought to have excluded from the secret ballot all elections involving MPs. Published Mar 02, 2015 07:15am

Our religion problem

Terror is being preached, justified or tolerated in the name of faith and we are doing little about it. Updated Feb 23, 2015 06:42pm

Game of thrones?

Karachi functions under a smog of fear. Isn’t this fear reinforced by the MQM itself? Updated Feb 16, 2015 04:25pm

Our fleeting resolve

Who will build resolve, consensus and a narrative against non-TTP terror in Pakistan? Published Feb 09, 2015 02:45am

Legal and moral abyss

There can exist no rule of law if a society allows individual morality to override the law. Updated Feb 02, 2015 11:47am

Back to the drawing board?

Exposure to any component of our criminal justice system shows the entire structure is rotting. Updated Feb 02, 2015 12:12am

Time to introspect

There are few who can claim that the courts are doing a decent job. Published Jan 19, 2015 01:34am

Death squad as justice

Our proclivity for deluding ourselves and relying on ad hocism is gathering strength. Published Dec 29, 2014 01:32am

New, resolute minority?

The test of our resolve to quit being a terror sanctuary will be tested on at least five fronts. Published Dec 22, 2014 03:08am