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All state institutions should fulfill constitutional role: CJP

“The Constitution is supreme. All state institutions should fulfill their responsibilities according to the law,” said Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar during a full-court reference held at the Supreme Court on Monday to mark the start of the new judicial year. The CJP said justice can …

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Where are our modern day visionaries?

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa as performed his national duty by speaking out and talking straight on Defence Day. In the absence of an active, visionary and credible political leadership, somebody has to pick up the banner and lead. A candid, realistic, and fearless narrative had to be given …

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Bar Vs Bench

A country of laws without rule of law

Wouldn’t it be better if Sher Zaman appeared before the Court? Not to surrender or accept defeat, but solely to contest jurisdiction of the Court. In every system of government throughout the world, there exists a legal system which ensures enforcement of the rights of the citizenry. The legal system …

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Lawyers’ hooliganism should be condemned

The Masjid gate of Lahore High Court was closed, so I had to walk to the back gate in order to reach the principal seat of the Lahore High Court (LHC). The aftermath of the chaos by the black coated hooligans, had completely upset the ambiance of intellect and grace. …

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Development summit identifies future challenges for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Vision 2025 lays down foundation to put Pakistan on a fast track of development with the ultimate goal of transforming it to become one of top 20 economies by 2030. The participants of a three-day Pakistan Development Summit and Expo in Islamabad on Thursday sat together in …

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Poor governance

PRIME MINISTER Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s swift move to create new federal divisions following the appointment of a bloated cabinet, now consisting of 58 members after recent additions, had a hollow ring to it. In contrast to the official claim of Abbasi’s determination to rejuvenate government with a focus on the …

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Change and no change

DISQUALIFICATION of Nawaz Sharif by Supreme Court is a truly landmark adjudication in history of Pakistan. It is a water shed in midst of environments, making a break from our history of twists and turns to path of rule of law and supremacy of constitution albeit our ruling elite remains obdurate and …

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Asma Jahangir censures SC

Rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir has questioned the role of the Supreme Court in the Panamagate case, and its recent verdict disqualifying the ex-prime minister from his office. Speaking at a meet the press programme on Thursday, the former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) censured the …

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