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Babar Sattar
Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad.

  • June 22, 2019

    Shrinking rights?

    Asif Zardari has been arrested. Nawaz Sharif is serving out his jail term pending appeal hearings. NAB has arrested opposition leader Punjab...

  • June 11, 2019

    The price of autonomy

    What is at stake here is not just judicial accountability but also judicial independence. Judicial accountability isn’t about lobbing dirt in some...

  • May 26, 2019

    Something’s gotta give

    With the economy in freefall and the diminishing ability of the majority of households in the country to balance their budgets and run their...

  • May 20, 2019

    The Pak-Turk saga

    Wrestling control of Pak-Turk Schools from the Pak-Turk Education Foundation and handing them over to the Maarif Foundation should be taught as a...

  • April 27, 2019

    Legal tribalism

    We won’t allow a change in procedural or substantive law that threatens our political economy. We won’t allow any change that reduces our...

  • April 13, 2019

    Barbecue or eggs?

    There are three issues that need to be mulled over: our narrative around corruption; our approach to competence; and our disregard for certainty.

  • April 06, 2019

    Ungaming the system

    "A judicial system which permits deliberate falsehood is doomed to fail and a society which tolerates it is destined to self-destruct."