Constitutional Law

The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973.

After going through many upas and downs since it’s inception until the 1973, Pakistan witnessed a comprehensive and an exhaustive Constitution approved and enacted unanimously on 12 April, 1973. This Constitution was, in many aspects, unique from previous ones. Slam was declared as a state religion. Principles of Policy were introduced in the new document …

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The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1962.

Right after the independence Pakistan faced many challenges on political as well as on legal front. After 9 years of struggle the then political leadership succeeded to pass its own constitution in 1956. The leadership strived day and night for having a constitution to run the affairs of the country. Unfortunately, this  hard-earned victory did …

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Sexual Harassment lawandpolicychambers

Sexual Harassment is not limited to sexual intimacy alone. It extends to gender-based discrimination too. says SC.

A larger bench of the Supreme Court has released its recent judgment in review petition, C.R.P.255/2021,  wherein the Court has adopted purposive and expansive approach of interpretation to enlarge the scope of sexual harassment to that of gender- based harassment. The Court has heard this case in review jurisdiction and overturned its earlier judgement in …

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Shutdown of Internet and Mobile lawandpolicychambers

Shutdown of Internet and Mobile Signals is illegal: says Islamabad High Court.

Did you know that the Islamabad High Court declared Shutdown of Internet and Mobile Signals as Illegal? Here is the amazing story of the case which was argued, back in 2018 by Digital Law expert, Barrister Umer Ijaz Gilani of Law and Policy Chambers. The case was triggered by intermittent, week-long shutdowns carried out in …

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“Nothing but Statutory”: IHC holds in CAA Employees’ Case

In a landmark judgment, Justice Sardar Ijaz Ishaq of the Islamabad High Court has ruled that all service rules which have been made in pursuance of statutory powers are “statutory” in nature; and thus amenable to writ jurisdiction. The notion that only those service rules which have been made “with approval of the government” are “statutory”is …

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Issue of Overlapping Jurisdiction of CDA, MCI and FGEHA in ICT Finally Resolved:

Residents of sector G-14, Islamabad were facing issues related to urban amenities such water supply, sewerage, maintenance of roads and parks. But the issue was that they weren’t sure under whose authority their sector falls: CDA, MCI or FGEHA? And to whom should the residents of this area file their complaints? This issue came up …

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DNA-Test

SC rules conducting DNA without consent is violation of right to privacy/liberty

Supreme Court has, in its recent judgment titled as Muhammd Nawaz versus Addi. District and Sessions Judge etc (Civil Petition No.2414–L of 2015), held that there is no provision in law to conduct DNA test to establish parentage of someone or for any other purpose without the consent of the person amounts to violation of …

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The Judgment that caused the fall of Dhaka.

Chief Justice Muhammad Munir (as he was then) authored the Federal Court’s infamous decision in Maulvi Tamizzudin’s case i.e PLD 1955 Federal Court 240) which marked the beginning of military and civil establishment role in our democratic system, and ultimately led us to fall of Dhaka. Cornelius, upholding the judgment of Sindh Chief Court, alone …

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