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Seniority and judicial appointments – Salman Akram Raja

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The reservations expressed by the Sindh High Court Bar Association and, later, by the Supreme Court Bar Association about the intended elevation of a...

E-voting: fools rush in – Salman Akram Raja

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In a rousing, if dramatic, moment in the justly celebrated documentary ‘The Ascent of Man’, the mathematician and historian – and all else in...

Maulana Wahiduddin: rethinking jihad – Salman Akram Raja

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Maulana Wahiduddin Khan’s death in New Delhi last month at the age of 96 has resulted in a spate of commemorative articles in the...

Confronting the system – Salman Akram Raja

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Judiciaries around the world are often seen as going through phases. Only occasionally are courts the site of resistance against the hegemonic forces dominating...

Rereading the constitution – Salman Akram Raja

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Chief Justice Marshall’s reflection in ‘McCulloch v Maryland’ (1819), “it is a Constitution we are expounding” has travelled down the ages as a warning...

Politics as law – Salman Akram Raja

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The essential facts relevant to the Broadsheet matter are by now firmly obscured by political spin and a seemingly endless societal need for scandal...

Child marriage and religious thought – Salman Akram Raja

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The writer is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Enactment and enforcement of legislation against child marriage has repeatedly run into resistance that...