Dissolution of the National Assembly – Unconstitutional?
In the face of a vote of no-confidence, which was expected to be a historic one in Pakistan, Imran Khan decided to plunge the country in a constitutional crisis, by ‘dismissing’ the vote of no-confidence, and by attempting to dissolve the National Assembly under Article 58 (1) of the Constitution of Pakistan. Before the vote, […]
Talk on Law Making in Pakistan
On 17th February 2020, I was invited by Prof. Severine Minot to give a talk on Law Making in Pakistan at Habib University. My talk was guided by the presentation below. It started with the classical question of what law is, and went on to discuss classical tripartite structure of the state: the Legislature, the […]
A Positivist Constitution?
Is the Constitution of Pakistan Positivist in nature, or is it Naturalistic? It is easy to say it is Naturalistic right off the bat: the Constitution begins by vesting the sovereignty of not just this country, but that of the entire universe in Allah. The first sentence of the Preamble to the Pakistani Constitution reads: […]
St. Michael’s Model United Nations 2014
So yeah, the three day adventure is now over! SM-MUN III came to a fabulous end on Sunday evening. Most of you know about my special attachment to SM-MUN: I started it two years ago and was its founding President, and was Honored by the school by being appointed the President again this year when […]