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…