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Basil Nabi Malik

Elected or selected?

Some say the system of appointing judges is outdated.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

Boycotting justice

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

Encroachers & victims

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

Judges’ appointment

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

Stifling thought

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

Judicial autonomy

The strength of the courts lies in their unity, not discord. Published Jan 22, 2015 01:04am

Defying logic

Band-aid measures are not the answer to festering problems. Published Jan 01, 2015 01:40am

Thought control

No curbs should be put on an individual holding a certain opinion. Published Oct 12, 2014 01:27am

Changing goalposts

The PTI seeks to define the manner in which the ‘rigged’ constituencies will be probed. Published Sep 09, 2014 01:22am

Medical negligence

The state relies on legal remedies to tackle faulty medical services. Published Aug 03, 2014 01:41am

Bias as a prop

Allegations shouldn’t automatically lead to recusal from a case. Published Jun 01, 2014 05:50am

An incomplete law

Child marriages prematurely end a person’s adolescence. Published May 25, 2014 07:41am

Protecting an ideal

Legitimacy of the democratic process must be emphasised. Published May 11, 2014 07:17am

Contrary provisions

NORMALLY, sizing up an employee is supposed to entail an objective assessment of the individual’s ability to... Published Apr 15, 2014 07:02am

Unequal in death

IN recent times, the ferociousness of terrorist attacks has increased to a worrying degree. As a consequence of such... Published Feb 04, 2014 07:15am

PTI’s indecisiveness

WHEN the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) wrested away power from the Awami National Party (ANP) in KP in general... Published Jan 21, 2014 07:35am

Independent judiciary

THE retirement of the former chief justice brings to close another milestone in the history of the judiciary. Published Dec 26, 2013 07:48am

The problem with codifying faith

IN 1947, Pakistan was an idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent. It was arguably envisioned... Published Dec 01, 2013 08:57am

The law disconnect

AN associate justice of the US Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, once said, “The impetus for the changes [in legal... Published Nov 12, 2013 07:23am