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Lebanon’s new electoral law: what you need to know

AFP | Lebanon is set to hold its first parliamentary vote in nearly a decade on May 6, after a drawn-out political stalemate finally produced...

Rao Anwar to face the judiciary for fake encounters but what...

News Analysis | The Sindh police have finally submitted a charge-sheet against Rao Anwar, former SSP for his involvement in the fake encounter that led...

Democrats: We are Defined by what we Defend

Saeed Afridi | Democracy is a complex and much misunderstood entity in countries with a history of authoritarian rule. Transition from authoritarianism can suffer distortions...

Zahid Hamid under mounting pressure after protesters refuse to budge

GVS Analysis | Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan’s Interior Minister, along with Minister of State for Religious Affairs Pir Aminul Hasnat addressed a press conference, on Sunday...

Islamabad sit-in: Will the state surrender?

News Analysis | The question about the role of religion in public life in Pakistan has always been there. Some favored an Islamic society, some...

Former PM Shaukat Aziz finds his name in the “Paradise Papers”

News Analysis | Former prime minister, Shaukat Aziz found his name in the list of people in the Paradise Papers, released by the International Consortium...

PML-N’s controversial Elections Act challenged in LHC

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has challenged a provision of the Elections Act, 2017 before the Lahore High Court. The provision in question...

Dear Mr. Nawaz Sharif: Masses are on the side of law

Dr. Farid A Malik | The law is equal whether you are a ruler or a subject! Law deal everyone equally whether you are a ruler or...

Pakistan’s Growing Challenge: Drug Use & Abuse…

GVS Analysis | Listening to policemen in Islamabad and Lahore reveals that more and more of Pakistani youth are experimenting with new and dangerous drugs....

“Darism”: Pakistan’s new moral code?

Muhammad Azam | Ishaq Dar, Pakistan's Finance Minister, indicted by a court for corruption, finds himself increasingly alienated on national and international stage. He can...

Can technology ensure speedy justice in Pakistan?

Saud Bin Ahsan | One of the main functions of law in society is the administration of justice. With democracy gaining strength in Pakistan, the...

Govt. to amend Article 62, 63; Opposition prepared to resist?

The government has decided to amend Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution, Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid announced on Tuesday. The law...

NAB: National or Nawaz’s Accountability Bureau?

News Analysis | Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons, Hassan and Hussain, failed to appear before NAB officials in Lahore on Friday. The...

Disqualification without trial?

Saad Rasool | The three-member implementation bench of the honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan has reserved its judgment in perhaps the most publicized case in...

How safe is Indonesia’s democracy from Islamic extremism?

In May, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia – a Christian – was convicted for blasphemy against religion and sentenced to two years in prison. The conviction has shocked observers around...

Might is right :the bereaved family wilts under Achakzai’s power.

  Rida Hussain | Despite the suo moto action taken by the Supreme Court on the brutal death of traffic sergeant in Quetta,the family according to...

Pakistan’s defective examination system: reforms or demise?

Miangul Majid Khan | A University professor wrote an expressive message to his students at the doctorate, master's, and bachelor's levels and placed it at...

Blasphemy & Terrorism: Tools to repress Opponents?

James M. Dorsey | Blasphemy has joined terrorism as a catchall phrase to intimidate, incarcerate and kill critics and political opponents as well as stifle...

Indian Muslim Women suffering because of abuse of Islamic Law

Rina Chandran | Lucknow, India - Shabana was 18 years old when she was married to a man 15 years her senior, in the northern...

Are both US conservatives & liberals being hypocrites over immigration?

Jacob G. Hornberger| Leftists (or liberals or progressives, if you prefer) are lamenting the plight of illegal immigrants who are being arrested and deported by...

Pakistan compelled to strike in Afghanistan against ISIS?

Jan Achakzai "I direct and authorize my armed forces and law enforcement agencies to eliminate the enemy where ever they are with the full force...

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