It is incorrect to suggest the Supreme Court has given a ‘lenient’ option to ‘terrorists and anti-state actors’.
The ‘disappearances’ — and later ‘reappearances’ — are not isolated events.
Chief justices have grossly misused their powers by assigning politically significant cases to a handful of judges to the exclusion of others.
There are concerns that judicial independence has been weaponised to shield superior courts from accountability.
The extensive nature of the crackdown against theatres and public performances should concern us all.
A duly reasoned, written judgement is an essential component of a fair trial.
Through a series of judgements, SC made CJP’s recommendations for judicial appointments virtually binding on president.
There have been many regressive developments since the CAT committee’s review of Pakistan’s record.
Government officials continue to call human rights standards alien to Pakistan’s ground realities.
Prime Minister Imran Khan received widespread castigation for implying that sexual violence was caused by obscenity.
Prime Minister Imran Khan received widespread castigation for implying that sexual violence was caused by obscenity and a lack...
Assigning cases shouldn’t weaken judicial independence.
The foreign funding case is more than just a legal question.
A fundamental element of judicial independence is that judges should have security of tenure.
Contrary to opposition’s claim a proposed govt ordinance does not provide for grant of pardon to spy.
The European Commission has noted a ‘serious deterioration of media freedom in Pakistan’.
Elements of the offence are vague and over-broad, and open to subjective interpretations.
Musharraf must be allowed to engage a counsel of his own choice.
Pakistan responded in a perfunctory manner to the UN committee’s recommendations.
International standards clarify that laws related to terrorism must be clearly and precisely formulated.