Basil Nabi Malik

The cost of no criteria

The cost of no criteria

Would controversies have arisen about judges’ appointments if open criteria had been announced? Updated 15 Jul, 2022 08:55am
Implementing the law

Implementing the law

The line between ‘implementable’ and ‘wishful thinking’ is a fine one indeed. Published 10 Mar, 2022 08:04am
When night turns into day

When night turns into day

It is not about disagreeing with the majority or ‘plurality’, but the manner in which such disagreement presents itself. Published 14 Feb, 2022 07:57am
The elephant in the room

The elephant in the room

What are the baseline benchmarks and standards in the JCP’s overall decision-making methods? Published 13 Jan, 2022 06:58am
Selective due process

Selective due process

As a society, we tend to establish guilt before innocence and decide before we deliberate. Published 30 Sep, 2021 06:39am
Simple transparency

Simple transparency

Open decision-making is symbolic of a judiciary with nothing to hide. Published 15 Sep, 2021 07:25am
An admission of guilt

An admission of guilt

No matter how much lawyers would like to state the obvious, certain considerations come in the way. Published 02 Sep, 2021 07:39am
Not a victory for rule of law

Not a victory for rule of law

Suo motu actions, for all their perceived good, are inherent illustrations of the failure of the judicial system. Updated 12 Aug, 2021 08:08am
A system of delays

A system of delays

The problem lies in the interests and capacities of the various players that drive the judicial set-up. Published 24 May, 2021 06:53am
Asking questions

Asking questions

The lawyers movement failed to bring about change. Published 03 Mar, 2021 07:39am
Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution

What has kept Pakistan from becoming a centre for arbitration? Published 31 Jan, 2021 08:07am
NFC controversy

NFC controversy

Did the president act on his own, or on the PM’s advice? Published 09 Jun, 2020 06:53am
Corona & contracts

Corona & contracts

What does the pandemic mean for businesses? Published 13 Apr, 2020 06:04am
Right-wing creep

Right-wing creep

The religious right has been propped up for short-term gains. Published 31 Jan, 2020 06:55am
‘Naya’ politics

‘Naya’ politics

The PTI is trying to settle political debates through the court. Published 01 Dec, 2019 07:05am
Boycotting justice?

Boycotting justice?

Even if justified in their protest, the lawyers were certainly not justified in the manner in which they protested. Updated 08 Apr, 2019 02:01pm