Bakhtawar Bilal Soofi

A pyrrhic victory?

If there is no law, there is nothing for the court to review. Published Jan 26, 2020 07:15am

Why presidential?

Presidential rule can increase feelings of marginalisation. Published Nov 27, 2019 07:20am

Lying on oath

Parties to civil litigation know they can get away with anything because no one is punished for perjury. Published Sep 15, 2019 07:01am

Fair process?

The government has become the arbiter of what people can hear, see and say. Published Aug 05, 2019 06:53am

Lawyers’ rowdiness

The Punjab Bar Council has been tolerating professional misconduct. Updated Jun 02, 2019 07:28am

Justiciable rights?

The idea may be lofty in theory, but does not work in practice. Updated Apr 02, 2019 08:46am

Patriotic emotion

Jingoism or an excess of patriotic pomp can be dangerous. Published Feb 17, 2019 07:44am

First among equals

CJ Nisar’s retirement has left the judiciary in a strange conundrum. Updated Jan 27, 2019 12:33pm

Groundwater rights

A mechanism is needed to resolve the distribution of limited resources. Updated Sep 25, 2018 02:38pm

Blaming minorities

The judiciary is intended to protect minorities. Published Aug 05, 2018 07:27am

Curbing smoking

The law has been rarely invoked to de-normalise smoking. Published Jan 31, 2018 03:44am

Parking spaces

Demand for parking spaces in Lahore often exceeds the supply. Published Nov 23, 2017 07:19am

Built on trust

Too much regulation can kill the gig economy. Published Oct 12, 2017 07:17am

Information markets

When the rulers try to regulate speech, alarm bells should ring. Published Jun 14, 2017 05:01am

14th Amendment

Article 63-A isn’t needed to address horse-trading. Published Apr 09, 2017 01:01am

Perverse incentives

Decision-making at the provincial level favours urban centres. Published Mar 29, 2017 03:38am

The deeper points

The Panama case has certain aspects that many don’t see. Published Jan 10, 2017 01:10am

Analysis of a ban

Pemra should reassess its role as regulator. Published Jun 28, 2016 02:52am

Citizens and terror

Do Londoners value human life more than we do? Published Feb 05, 2016 02:07am