Faisal Hussain

Fair trial, not media trial

THE trial of retired Gen Pervez Musharraf will be the first of its kind in Pakistan. No military dictator in ...

Not supported by law

THE response by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan on the killing of ...

The cricket challenge

CRICKET in South Asia is nothing less than euphoria, zeal and bliss. Owing to the huge public involvement in the...

An unequal vote

WITH regard to adult franchise in Pakistan, Article 51(2) of the Constitution provides the right of vote to every...

How to handle a crisis

IT was a cold day in February 1994. Three Afghans armed with pistols and hand grenades had hijacked a school bus ...

Let the heavens fall

THE retirement of a chief justice may be a low-key affair all over the world, but not in Pakistan. The benefit of...

Constitutional anomalies

THE 1973 constitution is a social agreement that carries significance for all stakeholders in Pakistan and is seen as a sacred covenant by all those who believe in democracy and change through the political process in Pakistan.

In terror of the mob

THE violent phenomenon of mob justice is evident when a group of people (sometimes in the hundreds) take the law into their own hands, and act as accuser, judge and jury, and ‘punish’ the alleged wrongdoer on the

Outcome of judicial activism

THE PPP chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in his first public speech, underlined the exercise of judicial activism by the Supreme Court of Pakistan and objected to the court’s performance.

Keep your books open

THE registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan has flatly refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and also to provide details of the expenditures charged on the public fund by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Still denied access

AMONGST the fundamental rights the 1973 constitution grants is the right to free and compulsory education to children from five to 16 years under Article 25A, in “such manner as may be determined by law”. Likewise,

State against minorities

THE concept of a Muslim state vis-à-vis its minorities, as envisaged by those that oversaw the creation of Pakistan and the members of the first Constituent Assembly, is hardly understood today.

President’s dual office

THE effects of the Supreme Court’s judicial intervention is echoing in the corridors of the Lahore High Court which is entertaining a contempt of court application directing President Asif Ali Zardari to submit a written reply explaining his position on c

Disqualified after the verdict?

THE Supreme Court (SC) has announced its short judgment sentencing the prime minister of Pakistan, for wilfully flouting and disregarding the order of the SC, to ‘imprisonment’ till the rising of the court.