Shahrukh Mehboob

  • A growing and coordinated attack on the rights of transgender people is taking place through the bill regarding Intersex Persons (Protection of Rights) (Amendment) Bill 2022, which aims to make changes to the existing Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2018, and sadly it is receiving ...

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  • The Constitution and its Preamble are built on a trichotomy that separates powers between the Legislature, the Executive, and the Judiciary, and each one must operate within its respective domain. Thus, whilst the Legislature is fully empowered to make laws or amend the Constitution, it is the ...

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  • The constitution is a living document, an instrument that makes the government system work. Its flexibility lies in its amendments. The democratic credentials of a government are judged not only by its ability to function within the constitutional framework but also, and more importantly, by the ...

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  • The “rule of law” is the basic principle of governance of any civilised and democratic society. The principle asserts the supremacy of law bringing under its purview everyone, individuals, and institutions on par without any subjective discretion. Among other organs, the judiciary being ...

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  • Ganga Ram, a financially rich man, an architect, designer, and manager par excellence. His works stands tall even today in Pakistan and each monument speaks for his meticulousness and eye for detail. He was also called the ‘Architect of Modern Lahore’ and the ‘first modern South ...

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  • The means of realising the judicial role must be legitimate; the principle of the rule of law applies first and foremost to the judges themselves, who do not share the legislature’s freedom in freely creating new tools. The bricks with which we build our structures are limited. Our power to ...

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  • There is no denying the fact that women are vulnerable to arbitrary cultural values and traditions distinct across the world. Historically, women were marginalised in different societies as they would assume a negligible role in decision making in public as well as private spheres of life. Women ...

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  • The basic objective behind the establishment of courts in society was never just to administer the law but to dispense justice. The ultimate goal sought to be achieved by the courts was thus to carry out complete justice between parties and to ensure that rights are delivered to those to whom they ...

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  • The present system of education prevalent in Pakistan is the heritage of the pre-partitioned British India. A review of the education system of Pakistan suggests that there has been little change in Pakistan’s schools since 2010 when the 18th Amendment enshrined education as a fundamental ...

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  • Climate change is the long-term shift in average weather patterns across the world. The human-led manipulation of natural processes and services over the past two centuries has now started to infuriate nature, which is angry enough to unleash its counterattack on human civilisation with its most ...

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  • It is often argued that seven decades is just a small period in the life of a nation as nation-building requires a long period of consistent development and continuity of policies and to progress in different fields, patients need to couple with sound policymaking. In the case of Pakistan, it would ...

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  • The story of the Subcontinent’s conflict and wars are a tragedy in bloodshed for over a century; an endless tale of betrayals, British mercantilism, geo-strategic intrigues, and elastic ethics. The existence of a live Line of Control (LoC) could always become a breaking point in relations. ...

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  • History bears witness to the fact that wars are caused because one culture tries to dominate the other. This fact becomes more pronounced during the war, as events and human behaviour are controlled by cultured forces of either side. The more the cultural divergence between the two antagonists, the ...

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  • History is like a mirror in which generations, nations, and armies see their images. This history is one such mirror in which the entire nation and world leadership, particularly the so-called superpowers and secular states can view their ‘real’ image. Adolf Hitler, the leader of ...

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  • Recent history suggests that this is possible; it was barely over a decade ago that the global financial crisis (GFC) exposed the brittle, crisis-ridden, and polarising edifices of economic, political, and cultural power that structure our lives. Marx was read widely again, the Occupy Wall Street ...

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  • Imagine a world where there are no trees, no blue skies, no birds, and no animals. If this Earth we live in had indeed been a place like that, we would probably never have seen it, because we would not have existed at all. Humans are very much a part of nature, even though we have distanced ...

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  • After 73 years of bloody partition, the Delhi riots and bloodshed have recalled the horrors of Indo-Pak partition. Like bungalows and mansions were burned and looted, women were raped, children were killed in front of their siblings. After decades Delhi is facing the same violence and chaos under ...

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  • Hindutva bared its fangs in its first mass display of power during the Babri Masjid’s demolition in 1992 but ever since Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, the Hindutva brigade has been given a shot in the arm. Many high-ranking officials in the Indian state machinery, starting from the ...

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  • Time is the incessantly ongoing activity of the heavenly bodies in motion. It takes the minor and the major incidents of humans in its fold, blanketing them with the dust and dreary darkness into mass grave of oblivion under the inexplicably pervading law of nature. India’s war in Occupied ...

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