Basil Nabi Malik

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
Internal reform

Internal reform

The courts may be well-meaning but charity must begin at home. Published 08 Apr, 2018 06:47am
The larger system

The larger system

Our judges are just one cog in the judicial wheel. Published 26 Dec, 2017 06:29am
Upgrading relief

Upgrading relief

High-stakes civil suits languish in overburdened high courts. Updated 07 May, 2017 01:39am
Elected or selected?

Elected or selected?

Some say the system of appointing judges is outdated. Published 22 Dec, 2016 03:01am
Boycotting justice

Boycotting justice

If justice is a chariot then the bar and bench are its two wheels. Published 22 Jan, 2016 01:15am
Encroachers & victims

Encroachers & victims

There is little legal basis to arguments in support of Islamabad’s slum residents. Published 12 Aug, 2015 01:13am
Judges’ appointment

Judges’ appointment

Confirmation doubts prevent lawyers from taking up judicial service. Published 02 Jun, 2015 01:35am
Stifling thought

Stifling thought

The ability to dissent has lost much ground. Updated 22 Apr, 2015 02:45am