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5 LUMS L.J. 1 (2018)

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A Note from the Editors


                        A  NOTE FROM THE EDITORS







We  are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 5 of the LUMS Law Journal. This Volume aims
to incite discussion and educate its readers on critical cases and legislation pertaining to the legal
system in Pakistan. Volume 5 of the LUMS  Law Journal contains six articles, three case notes, three
legislative reviews and three book reviews.


In his article, Dr. Shahbaz Ahmad  Cheema  conducts a socio-legal analysis of the remedy of the
restitution of conjugal rights, and argues that it should be abolished because of its misuse against
women.  In an article on corporate governance in Pakistan, Fatima Wahla examines the multi-tiered
agency problems that exist due to concentrated ownership structures in the corporate sector in Pakistan.
Zeeshan Iftikhar and Tashif Ehsan probe the reported cases in which Pakistani courts have pierced the
corporate veil. In particular, this article discusses the limits placed on the separate legal identity of a
corporation by courts. The symbiotic relationship between religion and politics in Pakistan is a
prominent feature of the country's constitutional history, as Umair Ahmad demonstrates by studying
the role of the Objectives Resolution and its effect on religious morality and democratic framework of
Pakistan. Mir Asfandyar Khan Mohmand   scrutinizes the conflicting judicial interpretations of section
4 of the Muslim Family  Laws Ordinance  1961, which provides orphaned grandchildren the right of
inheritance. Dr. Mohammad  Akbar  Khan and Zohaib Hasan  Makwal  introduce the concept of death-
illness, and its role in matters of family law, such as marriage, divorce, and payment of dower. The
analysis is rooted in classical Islamic law, which has yet to recognize the emergence of newer ailments
that may cause death-illness.


The first case note by Kamran Adil evaluates the issue of registration of multiple FIRs in the Sughran
Bibi case, and praises the Supreme Court for taking a step in the right direction to reform criminal
justice in Pakistan. The second case note by Mirza Moiz Baig on Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta v Federation
of Pakistan sheds light on the constitutional right to form and join political parties by analyzing the

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