“Institutions are important for growth and development” is now well known and accepted. There are many measures of institutional development (eg Competiveness, Governance matters, Ease of Doing business) that have been developed around the world. Most of them tell us that justice, legal frameworks and contract enforcement are important items that must work well.
There is little research is how to reform and make these systems better. Over the years a number of donors have funded fairly large projects in this regard with little success.
Osama Siddique is one young Law researcher who has done some great work to understand Pakistan’s law and justice system and has some great ideas to discuss. Sadly, Pakistan has produced too few legal scholars like Osama who have researched our law and justice system to develop concrete ideas for reform.
This is a very important podcast that scholars and thinkers must listen to and discuss and develop research on. Recent involvement of the courts in the prevailing political mess have revealed the huge weaknesses in our law and court system.
We must listen to Osama and develop much research and debate in this area and push for legal and judicial reform if Pakistan is to move forward.
Listen to this and let us reinvigorate research and debate into change.
Listen to this fascinating discussion. There is much to learn and research here.
You can also look at my book “Looking Back: How Pakistan Became an Asian Tiger in 2050” now available in hard copy in Pakistan. Soft copy here.
Listen and learn and write some papers on this subject. Don’t forget to cite Soch Bichar
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