An Assessment of the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act, 2013

Democracy and accountability are sine qua non for each other. Foremost pre-requisite for a functional accountability mechanism is access to information. In Article 19-A of Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 the Constitution recognises right to information as a fundamental human right. To translate constitutional law into reality, Government of Punjab enacted the…


Humanitarian Aid Projects, Colonial Legacy and the Experience of the Internally Displaced in Sudan

In the political economy of development, and more specifically second generation of conditionalities imposed by aid donors, human rights and rule of law have come to the forefront and have been promoted as ideals for improving the governance in developing countries. Hence, ideas for improving achieving better governance have become central to aid-donor-recipient relations (Burnell…



محبت  چھوڑ  دینے  پر دلوں کو  توڑ  دینے  پر   زیست  برباد  کرنے  پر تعلق  ترک  کرنے  پر   کسی  کو  بھول  جانے  پر کسی  کو  چھوڑ  جانے  پر   !عجب دستور ہے صاحب کوئی فتوٰی نہیں لگتا   کہ  کسی  کی  یاد  آنے  پر کسی  پر  کیا  گزرتی  ہے   کسی  کی  سانس  رُکتی  ہے کسی  کو  یاد  بھی …


Why B.A?

With the start of a new year we all either tend to make resolutions or laugh at how we’ll never adhere to them. So this year, I decided to do something new, it is a new year after all. I decided to look back at the previous year and remember all the good and bad…


Interview: Ali Husnain Shah

The legal maxim staff interviewed Ali Husnain Shah, a student of LL.B (Year 3) Punjab University Programme in Pakistan College of Law. His diverse background and focus on studying law made him an interesting subject for our campus journals. We asked him about his background and what brought him to the study of law. This…


CLEA’s Essay Competition

The following essay written by Faizan Daud won the 3rd prize in the Commonwealth Legal Education Association’s Essay Competition in 2014. He was awarded with a cash prize and his essay was published online.   ‘’Can the Commonwealth (Latimer House) Principles on Three Branches of Government 2003 serve as an effective framework for safeguarding democracy and…


میں مسلمان ہوں اور میں دہشت گرد نہیں ہوں

آج پوری دنیا میں دہشت گردی کے واقعات میں خوفناک حد تک اضافہ ہوگیا ہے ۔ اور تقریباَدنیا بھر میں ہونے والے تمام تر دہشت گردی کے واقعات ذمہ دار مسلمانوں کو ٹھہرایا جاتا ہے جو کہ بحثیت مسلمان میرے لئے باعث تکلیف اور شرمندگی ہے۔ آج دنیا بھرکے مسلمانوں کو شک و شبہات کی…

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