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Nawaz: Final drop scene & defeat of pride

Saad Rasool | The events of Friday night, resulting in the arrest of Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, mark the final drop-scene in...

A healthy democracy needs pre-poll legal scrutiny

Saad Rasool | The nomination process for electoral candidates for the 2018 general elections is now complete. Candidates have been finalized, and party tickets have...

Khan’s politics of courting the ‘electables’; will it work?

Saad Rasool | As politics, in Pakistan, enters its home-stretch for the 2018 general elections, there is a palpable sense of nervousness across our political...

A generational failure

Saad Rasool | The democratic process in Pakistan has completed its second consecutive term (ten years), for the first time in the country’s history. And...

Mysterious silence of PTI on nomination papers

Junaid Ali Malik | People have high hopes from Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). Most of the people who never thought of taking part in Pakistani politics...

Do courts have authority to punish people for judicial contempt?

Saad Rasool | As the ‘ship our State’ enters its final stretch in the ongoing politico-constitutional tussle between PML(N) and the honourable Supreme Court, an...

I am the King – I don’t need courts to verify...

Saad Rasool | On Wednesday, the honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan announced its short order in the challenge to Election Act, 2017, removing Nawaz Sharif...

Beyond Lodhran by-election

Saad Rasool | This week, in NA-154 Lodhra’n, PTI heavy weight Ali Tareen (read: Jehangir Tareen) lost the by-election to Syed Iqbal Shah – a...

#JusticeForZainab

Saad Rasool | There are no words to express the grief, the shock, and the anger that people of Pakistan feels at the death of...

Pakistan: Dethroning of a King by a court

Saad Rasool | The ongoing Panama Saga – which started in the Spring of 2016, when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released series...

State Surrender

Saad Rasool | As the nation recovers from TLY’s dharnas in Islamabad and Lahore, one lamentable fact has become painfully clear: no matter who the...

A sorry tale of lawyers vandalism and ‘judicial surrender’

Saad Rasool | Just as our national gaze is focused on NAB references against the Sharif family, the review petition in Panama case, and Benazir...

Maligning the honourables; PML-N’s declaration of war

Saad Rasool | Thousands of years of human history bears testament to the fact that when dynasties and empires are faced with imminent decline, they...

“History was made: Decline of a Dynasty Televised Live”

Saad Rasool |  The decline of a man, his political clique, political culture, and political time, is being televised, live, across Pakistan. At the time of...

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...

Panama Case: should Supreme Court render the final judgement?

Saad Rasool | The Panama Leaks case is about to reach its much-awaited crescendo. And for the second time, over the past one hundred days,...

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