Yousuf Nasim

Assigning blame where blame is due

Why should families of calamity struck victims have to depend upon the interdiction of a benevolent overseer, rather than their birth-right to access the legal system? Published Sep 25, 2012 04:35pm

The enemy of convenience

The banning of YouTube is far more likely to inconvenience teenagers searching for music videos than to deter Pakistanis seeking Innocence of Muslims. Published Sep 18, 2012 01:01pm

The heavy burden of Rimsha

It is neither wine nor swine but critical thought that is the greatest taboo for today’s Muslim, writes Yousuf Nasim. Published Aug 28, 2012 05:15pm

The Independence Act

The 1947 Act is one of the most important Constitutional documents in the history of Pakistan. Yet, politically and socially, it is a liability. Published Aug 14, 2012 04:15pm

Analysis: Culling the contempt law

Though the conclusion of the Supreme Court on the Contempt of Court Act was a predictable one, the reasoning by which it came about raises many questions. Published Aug 04, 2012 07:46am

Tolerable inequalities

It is not sensible to criminalise differing beliefs in the vague hope that it will dissuade people from adopting them in the first place. Published Jul 31, 2012 04:05pm

Independence and accountability

A viable procedure needs to be formulated which assures that all superior court decisions are free of influence from both the ‘Public’ and the ‘Private’ sphere. Published Jul 24, 2012 07:40am

The Katju debate

Presidential Immunity could not be treated as not central to the case - its substance could not have been overlooked by the Supreme Court. Published Jul 10, 2012 06:00pm

Public perceptions

There is hesitancy within the legal community to confront the notion that the judiciary’s actions may no longer carry with it the consent of the Pakistani public. Published Jun 26, 2012 08:35am

Means to an end

The sparse amount of thought put into developing a legal basis for the suo motu procedure is reflective of the manner in which it is understood by legal practitioners. Published Jun 19, 2012 06:50pm

In a perfect world

What we need from the Supreme Court today is a precedent for the future - an example of how things will be handled differently from now on. Published Jun 12, 2012 04:37pm

The Tenth Circle of Hell

Today, FATA stands a world apart. It is a place where punishment need have no justification or evidence to support it. Published Jun 05, 2012 12:57pm

Flaying court orders

The Pakistani public feels entitled to question and comment on judicial determinations made by the apex court – and the point is not lost on the court itself. Published May 22, 2012 01:43pm

Back to basics

Public confidence in the legal system is plummeting. There is, effectively, no access to justice for the vast majority of Pakistanis. Published May 08, 2012 07:29am

Playing monopoly

Our courts and our government should concern themselves with violations of the laws of Pakistan, not the laws of Switzerland. Published Apr 30, 2012 06:53pm

Contents of the Mumbai dossier

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