Dr. Qazilbash Presents Paper at 9th ASLI Conference 2012
Dr. Ali Qazilbash, Chair Department of the Law and Policy at School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSSL), LUMS presented his paper titled “Law and Religion in Pakistan" at the 9th The Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Conference, 2012, held at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from May 31 to June 1, 2012.
The paper was presented before a panel on International and Comparative Law at ASLI Conference, which is held annually to compare ideas on law and reform in Asia. The theme for this year’s conference was “Law: An Asian Identity?” The conference was attended by a large number of eminent scholars from renowned universities.
Dr. Qazilbash’s paper explores the contentious debate around religion and nationalism in Pakistan. While examining the state and legal structures in Pakistan today, he traces these structures back to the basic premises established by the British Empire during its colonisation of the subcontinent. Dr. Qazilbash also explores the turbulent political history in Pakistan since its creation.
ASLI is an institute which works to bring together the various legal systems of Asia by allowing members from universities to participate in conferences and take part in various discussions.