Asher A. Qazi

  • TWhy do people vote? This is a question, which has puzzled thinkers for some time. One vote can hardly change the outcome of a national election. In fact, the probability of this happening is so low that one wonders why anyone would ever make the effort. Consider, for instance, a country with 100 ...

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  • TThe Supreme Court reserved its verdict in the Panamagate case on 23rd February – about the month ago. Not surprisingly there is a lot of speculation regarding both the ultimate decision and its timing. Much of this speculation is however either based on self-satisfying guesswork or hearsay, ...

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  • TEver since the creation of the nation-state, and perhaps even before it, the pre-dominant way of understanding international relations has been political realism. Classical thinkers like Thucydides, Hobbes, and Machiavelli described the human condition as a war between self-interested States vying ...

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  • TThe ruling party never ceases to impress with its ability to maneuver the Panamagate controversy - the latest move being the Twenty Fourth Amendment Bill. This Bill seeks to amend the Constitution and introduce a right of appeal against an order of the Supreme Court passed under Article 184 (3) of ...

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  • TThe Supreme Court’s review decision in the Hourbara Bustard case has become the focus of much attention recently; so much so that the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President voiced “serious concern” over Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s dissenting note in the case. For ...

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