Faisal Siddiqi

Banishing dictatorship

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

Saving the legal profession

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

Judicial-military conundrum

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

2007 déjà-vu

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

Courage to do justice

Only great judges have the courage to accept the injustices of their own judicial system. Updated Nov 04, 2018 01:45pm

Guilty without proof

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

Judicial chemotherapy

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

Legal guillotine

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

The heritage dissent

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

Political or partisan?

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

Judicialisation of leaders

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

Missing persons nightmare

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

Paradox of accountability

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

Sharifs’ legal games

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

Judging the chief justice

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

Path to legal reform

The judicial system will either perish or become irrelevant if far-reaching reforms are not initiated. Updated Oct 08, 2016 04:51pm