I.A. Rehman

Democratic system at risk

Civil society’s ties with the state cannot be modelled on the master-servant relationship. Published Feb 04, 2016 04:02am

Make elections democratic

Free elections will not be possible until all vestiges of feudal culture have been erased. Published Jan 28, 2016 01:50am

CII’s unhealthy obsession

The CII must give reasons for rejecting the Quaid’s arguments on child marriage. Published Jan 21, 2016 12:47pm

Foreign policy trials

Pakistan’s dilemma has been compounded by its inability to choose between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Published Jan 14, 2016 01:10am

Retracing Pakistan’s left

A history of the Communist Party of Pakistan, the Progressive Writers Association, and the labour movement is presented Published Jan 10, 2016 07:25am

After the Pathankot affair

In the aftermath of the IAF base attack, Indian public opinion has not totally surrendered to the hawks. Updated Jan 07, 2016 10:58am

Reminder to the prime minister

The present development mantra will not make Pakistan a great land of happiness for the citizens. Updated Dec 31, 2015 07:42am

Any hope for Hamid & Zeenat?

There’s an urgent need to ease the plight of individuals caught in the India-Pakistan crossfire. Published Dec 17, 2015 06:40am

Public role in accountability

Many states have been moving from majoritarian democracy to participatory polities. Published Dec 10, 2015 01:01am

The miracle called SIUT

The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation takes care of nearly a million patients each year. Updated Dec 03, 2015 09:30am

Don’t blame the people

The people have been more faithful to their democratic ideals than their rulers. Published Nov 26, 2015 07:03am

A train named arrogance

The authorities are determined to shut heritage sites from public view and even to see them reduced to rubble. Published Nov 19, 2015 01:32am

The Bihar poll & us

Pakistanis need to be extremely careful in responding to political developments in India. Published Nov 12, 2015 03:10am

No culture of democracy

There will be intense tussles among the political parties to win over the independents. Updated Nov 05, 2015 08:42am

Disaster and response

The damage caused by a natural calamity must not be aggravated by human folly Published Oct 29, 2015 01:19am

Voices of rural women

The women activists condemned the evils of patriarchy and the callousness of the ‘wadera’. Published Oct 22, 2015 01:29am

Issues in election debate

The biggest threat to honest elections comes from public servants chosen to conduct the process. Published Oct 15, 2015 06:21am

Space for civil society

Attacks on civil society should be seen in the context of deviations from the democratic norms of governance. Published Oct 08, 2015 04:58am