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Waris Husain

Big Brother is watching Pakistan

While the govt and citizens are justified in their reaction to spying, their protests are unlikely to change anything. Updated Jun 19, 2013 04:44pm

Cracks in the YouTube crackdown

The chaos over ‘Innocence of Muslims’ has long since died. The struggle for lifting the YouTube ban, however, continues. Published Jun 05, 2013 06:53pm

Professorial Talk, Lethal Walk

President Obama continues to argue that the use of drones was and still remains both legal and effective. Updated May 28, 2013 11:45am

Election Day and voter turnout

This election has been significant because of the overwhelming increase in turnout, making 2012 a historic year for the American voter. Published Nov 07, 2012 05:50am

Dehumanising defendants in Guantanamo

"Right now its Muslims they are after, but in World War II it was Japanese they were after, in the 19th Century it was Chinese and before that it was Native Americans.” Published Oct 30, 2012 07:37am

The racists and the Islamists in khaki

Perhaps the most striking thing about the DHS report is how much the white supremacists and Islamic militants share in common. Published Oct 23, 2012 09:02am

The court’s respect for restraint

The Supreme Court’s restraint in dealing with PM Ashraf displays a potential for the judiciary acting in collaboration with elected officials, rather than against them. Published Sep 01, 2012 03:40pm

Deficit of judicial dissent

The absence of divergence in opinion is striking, given the legally complex and controversial issues confronted by Pakistan’s judiciary in its recent history. Published Jun 09, 2012 12:47pm

A decree to counter discrimination

There is a need for a new legislation, which can systematically address discrimination and provide remedies for affected minorities. Published Jun 02, 2012 01:33pm

The shared authority to appoint

Pakistan should reconsider its judicial appointment system in favor of a process that includes the wisdom of the Court and the transparency of the Parliament. Published May 19, 2012 11:04am

Drone doctrine of necessity

It may take the US several generations to realise the error in attempting to manipulate the law in order to justify illegal military oppression. Published May 14, 2012 04:57pm

The continuing contempt controversy

Neither the court nor the prime minister have delivered a death blow to the other, signaling the continuation of the PPP-Judiciary battle. Published Apr 27, 2012 09:10am

Forced faith or force of faith?

In Pakistan when a minority is converted to Islam, they could likely develop Stockholm Syndrome and embrace their new faith as an instinct to survive in a brutal society. Published Apr 20, 2012 07:00pm