Bakhtawar Bilal Soofi

A pyrrhic victory?

A pyrrhic victory?

If there is no law, there is nothing for the court to review.

Published Jan 26, 2020 07:15am
Why presidential?

Why presidential?

Presidential rule can increase feelings of marginalisation.

Published Nov 27, 2019 07:20am
Lying on oath

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?

Fair process?

The government has become the arbiter of what people can hear, see and say.

Published Aug 05, 2019 06:53am
Lawyers’ rowdiness

Lawyers’ rowdiness

The Punjab Bar Council has been tolerating professional misconduct.

Updated Jun 02, 2019 07:28am
Justiciable rights?

Justiciable rights?

The idea may be lofty in theory, but does not work in practice.

Updated Apr 02, 2019 08:46am
Patriotic emotion

Patriotic emotion

Jingoism or an excess of patriotic pomp can be dangerous.

Published Feb 17, 2019 07:44am
First among equals

First among equals

CJ Nisar’s retirement has left the judiciary in a strange conundrum.

Updated Jan 27, 2019 12:33pm
Groundwater rights

Groundwater rights

A mechanism is needed to resolve the distribution of limited resources.

Updated Sep 25, 2018 02:38pm
Blaming minorities

Blaming minorities

The judiciary is intended to protect minorities.

Published Aug 05, 2018 07:27am
Curbing smoking

Curbing smoking

The law has been rarely invoked to de-normalise smoking.

Published Jan 31, 2018 03:44am
Parking spaces

Parking spaces

Demand for parking spaces in Lahore often exceeds the supply.

Published Nov 23, 2017 07:19am
Built on trust

Built on trust

Too much regulation can kill the gig economy.

Published Oct 12, 2017 07:17am
Information markets

Information markets

When the rulers try to regulate speech, alarm bells should ring.

Published Jun 14, 2017 05:01am
14th Amendment

14th Amendment

Article 63-A isn’t needed to address horse-trading.

Published Apr 09, 2017 01:01am
Perverse incentives

Perverse incentives

Decision-making at the provincial level favours urban centres.

Published Mar 29, 2017 03:38am
The deeper points

The deeper points

The Panama case has certain aspects that many don’t see.

Published Jan 10, 2017 01:10am
Analysis of a ban

Analysis of a ban

Pemra should reassess its role as regulator.

Published Jun 28, 2016 02:52am
Citizens and terror

Citizens and terror

Do Londoners value human life more than we do?

Published Feb 05, 2016 02:07am