Asfand Yar Warraich
Today, we have three distinct classes of citizens.
Our armed forces receive only a marginal reference in our constitutional framework.
For all their shallow calls for ‘civilian supremacy’, it is difficult to feel sorry for our political class.
We lawyers are a professional mafia unlike any other, who, with astonishing regularity beat up or threaten judges and court staff.
It is not principle but political expediency that determines who gets to protest and who does not.
What lessons should we, as humankind, extract from our uncomfortable relationship with slavery?
General after general torpedoed our democratic process, irreparably retarding its natural development.
The law cannot protect them, because the state has placed the person beyond its reach.
In the past decade or so, we have seen some mind-bending jurisprudential gymnastics.
Expressions of gender nonconformity are shamed and demonised.
As we ruminate over the consequences of America making a mockery of international law, it is equally important to take an inward
Like most other liberties, the right to religious freedom is a two-way street.
Our bail regime is antiquated, anti-poor and built on questionable foundations.
The harsh truth is that our media operates in a dangerously negotiated space.
It is time for course correction; the state must develop a counter-narrative.
The process is far more complicated if you are a Muslim woman.
The judiciary is accountable to no one other than themselves and a free press remains the only bulwark against its excesses.
There are many state actors who must shoulder the blame for their present condition.
If we have come to the point of venerating premeditated murder, where are we truly heading?
One thing that stands out is the brazen attempt to create a bizarre and novel offence altogether.