Climate change, Water Conflicts and Human Rights

Asian Jurist April 2019 (follow the link below) Climate Change- In the hands of Individual CLIMATE CHANGE Since the recorded history of mankind, can we exclusively blame human species as by and large responsible for the climate change, emerging water conflicts and non-adherence to human rights? Can we lay all blame on contemporaneous era of…


Understanding the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Published on: http://users.erols.com/ziqbal/ctbt.htm Mohammad Akram Sheikh The governments, that have been in and out of power in Pakistan, have very often taken decisions affecting national destiny, without taking into confidence the Parliament. The Parliament has often been taken to be a body which is to be merely informed about what has already been decided and…


JIT: Not a Criminal Investigating Agency

Sunday, June 11, 2017, The News International The Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan vide Order of the Court by a majority of 3 to 2 formulated 9 questions for the probe of a Body to be constituted. The Supreme Court observes that in normal circumstances such exercise could be conducted by National Accountability Bureau (NAB)…


Commonwealth Regional Courts: An appraisal

Monday, April 22, 2013 The News International Introduction There appears to be a growing interest in the establishment of an international judicial forum to protect the core values of the Commonwealth of Nations reflected in its Charter and various Declarations. We would like to clarify at the outset that neither the Commonwealth Charter nor any…


An Appraisal of the New Egyptian Constitution

The News International Monday, January 14, 2013 On Saturday, 22nd of December, 2012, the Sovereign People of Egypt voted and passed a new Constitution for themselves by way of a referendum held between the 15th and the 22nd of December, 2012. This Constitution, prepared by a constituent assembly assembled by the first democratically-elected Parliament in…


Memogate: Stop Insulting Our Honourable Judges

The News International Thursday, January 05, 2012 Once again, Husain Haqqani has outdone himself. He has sold himself, within a matter of weeks, to liberal sections of Pakistan media and legal community as a man who spent all his life fighting for liberal values, human rights, and supremacy of democratic institutions over military establishment. A…


Commission may have to After memogate SC verdict

The News International Sunday, January 01, 2012 ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Friday ruled that all petitions in the memogate case were maintainable, a Commission, comprising three high court chief justices, has been tasked to probe into the issues. It goes without saying that this will have a far-reaching impact on multi-layered issues of national sovereignty,…


Contours of Supreme Court’s Suo-moto/Original Jurisdiction – I

The Nation, Islamabad Friday, December 30, 2011 PART-I The Supreme Court of Pakistan has commenced regular hearing of nine Constitution Petitions seeking its indulgence to Constitute a commission to investigate into the Memo allegedly communicated to Admiral Mike Mullen on behalf of a Senior Washington—based Pakistani diplomat who was acting on behalf of his “Boss”….


Negotiated Settlement in the Memo Controversy?

The News International Sunday, December 18, 2011 On the evening of 16th of December, 2011, which marks the 40th year of bifurcation of the state of Pakistan and emergence of Bangladesh as an independent country comprising Pakistan’s territories of East Pakistan, a three hours long meeting is announced by the PM House which has taken…