Inside Pakistan

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Young lawyer’s road towards being elected leader of the house in Youth Parliament of Pakistan

Youth Parliaments are mock parliaments, organized in many democratic countries including England, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Its main purpose is to develop values and culture of democracy, politics and leadership in the young. The inspiration behind youth parliaments, in my humble opinion, can be traced to Plato, who propounded that lack of interest in…

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Illiteracy: A Major Issue

  What is illiteracy? Literacy is the ability to read and write; while Illiteracy is the inability to read and write or the lack of knowledge can be called ignorance. Why is it the major issue in Pakistan? With a population of around 170 million it is referred as one of the illiterate countries of…

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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…

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The Mockery of Justice in Pakistan

‘Jirgah’ in Pashto and ‘Panchayat’ in Punjabi are terms used to represent the parallel justice systems in tribal communities. The gist of the Jirgah system is that the elders of the tribe act as mediators where the disputant parties bring their claims to be adjudicated upon. The mediator hears the issues and applies the local…

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