Faisal Siddiqi

Banishing dictatorship

Banishing dictatorship

It was an attempt by judges to rectify history by removing the judicial shame of legitimising past military rule. Published 04 Jan, 2020 07:17am
Saving the legal profession

Saving the legal profession

By failing to hold those involved in the PIC attack accountable, lawyers risk losing their legitimacy. Updated 23 Dec, 2019 07:30am
Judicial-military conundrum

Judicial-military conundrum

There’s a need for an inter-institutional dialogue to ensure judicial independence & constitutional democracy. Published 29 Jun, 2019 07:08am
2007 déjà-vu

2007 déjà-vu

Will the government succeed in subduing independent judges? Updated 10 Jun, 2019 06:15pm
Courage to do justice

Courage to do justice

Only great judges have the courage to accept the injustices of their own judicial system. Updated 04 Nov, 2018 01:45pm
Guilty without proof

Guilty without proof

An examination of the Avenfield judgement leaves one with mixed feelings of shock, horror — and amusement. Published 20 Jul, 2018 07:24am
Judicial chemotherapy

Judicial chemotherapy

The judicial vote is in competition with the people’s vote. Published 06 Jul, 2018 06:07am
Legal guillotine

Legal guillotine

Today’s expansive judicial power is rooted in our own judicial history, besides being a global phenomenon. Published 02 Mar, 2018 06:59am
The heritage dissent

The heritage dissent

Dissent, as in the metro train project, is a constitutional conversation with a future court. Published 01 Jan, 2018 01:25am
Political or partisan?

Political or partisan?

Even if the courts exercise judicial restraint, some political elites will still win or lose. Published 25 Dec, 2017 06:54am
Judicialisation of leaders

Judicialisation of leaders

The detailed judgement will be seen less in terms of its reasoning and more in terms of its spirit. Published 11 Nov, 2017 03:45am
Missing persons nightmare

Missing persons nightmare

How can the anti-militancy fight to establish constitutional supremacy coexist with the denial of rights? Published 28 Aug, 2017 07:14am
Paradox of accountability

Paradox of accountability

Perfectly legitimate civilian accountability also becomes military politics by other means. Published 24 Jul, 2017 06:48am
Sharifs’ legal games

Sharifs’ legal games

What are the main reasons for the Sharifs’ successful legal strategy? Published 23 Jan, 2017 02:31am
Judging the chief justice

Judging the chief justice

Chief Justice Jamali may have made many ‘hard’ speeches but he took little judicial action. Updated 26 Dec, 2016 09:10am