201112.30
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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”….

201112.18
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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…

201112.02
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NRO Judgment: Shall it be implemented?

The Nation Friday, December 2, 2011 “The executive arm of the State is elected to represent the will of the people and if such institution starts taking pride in avoiding the court verdicts, as an act of heroism, then why would a common man abide by law, respect the court’s judgments or command of Parliament…

201011.12
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Control of Constitutionality – IV

The News International Friday, November 12, 2010 Following is the continuation of the article published on Nov 11, 2010, issue of The News. ii See, e.g., Alec Stone Sweet, “Why Europe Rejected American Judicial Review and why it may not Matter,” JSTOR: Michigan Law Review, Vol. 101, No. 8 (Aug., 2003), pp. 2744-2780; Alessandro Pizzorusso,…