Asma Jahangir

Crossing the red line

MALIK Saeed Hasan is a legendary figure in the Lahore High Court Bar Association who has many quotable quotes to his... Published Nov 18, 2013 06:53am

Death penalty challenge

INDEPENDENCE Day is an opportunity for the Pakistani people at home and abroad to remember those who devoted their... Published Aug 13, 2013 07:03am

Militancy and drones

THE debate in Pakistan on drone strikes has mostly revolved around two areas. First, that it violates Pakistan’s... Published Jun 16, 2013 09:20am

Militancy and drones

THE debate in Pakistan on drone strikes has mostly revolved around two areas. First, that it violates Pakistan’s sovereignty; second, that it creates more jihadis. Both these arguments can easily be defused. Published Jun 16, 2013 03:00am

The people’s will

PAKISTAN was founded in the name of Allah and He in turn has been immensely gracious in pulling the country out of... Published Jun 03, 2013 08:30am

A law rarely applied

THE government’s efforts to save the new prime minister from the contempt of court guillotine may not work. The chief justice has already spoken his mind. A law that is in conflict with the provisions of the constitution will be struck down. Published Jul 12, 2012 03:03am

Democracy under threat

Pakistan’s democratic process may once again become a part of history, leaving the world to wonder how we could so willingly poison ourselves in the belief that it would lead to better days. Published Jun 18, 2012 11:05pm

Constitutional trap

THE shadow of Zia still looms large over our political scene. Several parliaments and parliamentary committees have tried to exorcise this dictator’s ghost from the constitution but they never succeeded in rectifying all the ills. Published May 22, 2012 12:05am

The path of isolation

PAKISTAN remains in the dog house of the international community mainly because its rulers refuse to accept that violence and conflict within the country are escalating and have serious ramifications for the Published Apr 24, 2012 12:02am

A hard-hitting report

THE UN inquiry report on Benazir Bhutto`s assassination may not be an eye-opener but it does put the record straight... Published Apr 26, 2010 12:00am

Strengths and pitfalls

Our political leadership must make up its mind: either it commits itself to non-discriminatory policies on ... Published Apr 16, 2010 12:00am

Flaws in the judgment

The SC judgment has assumed the guilt of those who benefited from the NRO. -Photo by APP The Supreme Court (SC) has... Published Jan 26, 2010 12:00am

Irony rules over all else

LEADERSHIP in Pakistan is its own worst enemy. It is quick to grab the limelight but lacks the ability to gracefully... Published Dec 30, 2009 12:00am

Another aspect of the judgment

Lawyers shout slogans in support of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry in Lahore on December 17, 2009, as they... Published Dec 19, 2009 12:00am