Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sock it to ‘em

EJAZ HAIDER Noted lawyer and human rights activist, Asma Jehangir, has won the Supreme Court Bar Association election with a narrow margin of 38 votes, becoming, in the process, the first-ever woman president of SCBA. Congratulations! In the larger scheme … Continue reading

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Dangerous narratives

[My article for The Friday Times issue Oct 22-28, 2010. I had captioned it Packaging History!] Ejaz Haider Prof K K Aziz lamented that we had murdered history. He wrote a book, captioning it The Murder of History and detailed … Continue reading

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Toasting wisdom

My article for Pakistan Today [Fri, Oct 22] EJAZ HAIDER The Supreme Court’s Oct 21 decision to return Article 175-A to parliament for review is good news. The article amended the procedure for appointing superior court judges. But while the … Continue reading

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Democracy at risk

Published in The Friday Times; Friday, 15 October 2010 at 13:21. Ejaz Haider The lawyers, once the vanguard of the movement for the restoration of the judges and independence of the judiciary, stand discredited today. They act like common hooligans … Continue reading

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Strong army, fragile state

[The article appeared in Pakistan Today, Fri, Oct 15, 2010] EJAZ HAIDER General-President Pervez Musharraf, now former on both counts, has set up a political party. If and when he comes to Pakistan to stake a claim on political space, … Continue reading

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