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Babar Sattar

A fishing expedition?

A fishing expedition?

What we have seen so far are theories of rigging based on anecdotes, innuendos and deductive reasoning. Published May 11, 2015 12:46am
Is coercive consensus enough?

Is coercive consensus enough?

Who should those speaking out against violence fear more? The state or non-state actors? Published May 04, 2015 03:07am
No time to avenge bustards

No time to avenge bustards

Our reaction to angry statements being issued by nervous Arab rulers should not be equally inane. Updated Apr 20, 2015 09:01am
Into the political thicket

Into the political thicket

Conducting inquiries falls within the domain of the executive and not of the judiciary. Published Apr 13, 2015 06:21am
Extinction of Nekokaras

Extinction of Nekokaras

The Nekokara case is only the latest example of the gap between the law and its implementation. Published Apr 06, 2015 01:22am
A road to nowhere

A road to nowhere

Using adjudicators as investigators is counterintuitive, if not plain wrong. Updated Mar 30, 2015 03:43am
Tale of two non-hangings

Tale of two non-hangings

Social and economic inequalities load our criminal justice system against the poor. Published Mar 23, 2015 07:20am
In defence of Qadri verdict

In defence of Qadri verdict

And what did the bench hold? That Qadri’s act could neither be termed Islamic nor moral. Updated Mar 16, 2015 07:53am
Integrity and Spine Act, 2015

Integrity and Spine Act, 2015

The law is merely a tool. We can quarrel with it, but that won’t make us good workmen. Published Mar 09, 2015 05:02am
Culture of dissent or deceit?

Culture of dissent or deceit?

Our Constitution ought to have excluded from the secret ballot all elections involving MPs. Published Mar 02, 2015 07:15am
Our religion problem

Our religion problem

Terror is being preached, justified or tolerated in the name of faith and we are doing little about it. Updated Feb 23, 2015 06:42pm
Game of thrones?

Game of thrones?

Karachi functions under a smog of fear. Isn’t this fear reinforced by the MQM itself? Updated Feb 16, 2015 04:25pm
Our fleeting resolve

Our fleeting resolve

Who will build resolve, consensus and a narrative against non-TTP terror in Pakistan? Published Feb 09, 2015 02:45am
Legal and moral abyss

Legal and moral abyss

There can exist no rule of law if a society allows individual morality to override the law. Updated Feb 02, 2015 11:47am
Back to the drawing board?

Back to the drawing board?

Exposure to any component of our criminal justice system shows the entire structure is rotting. Updated Feb 02, 2015 12:12am
Time to introspect

Time to introspect

There are few who can claim that the courts are doing a decent job. Published Jan 19, 2015 01:34am
Death squad as justice

Death squad as justice

Our proclivity for deluding ourselves and relying on ad hocism is gathering strength. Published Dec 29, 2014 01:32am
New, resolute minority?

New, resolute minority?

The test of our resolve to quit being a terror sanctuary will be tested on at least five fronts. Published Dec 22, 2014 03:08am