Dawn News

I.A. Rehman

Civil society’s rights

We cannot afford to move against the current for recognition of civil society’s right to confront the state. Published Jun 25, 2015 01:53am

The miserable scheduled castes

In India, they now call themselves Dalits and Pakistan too should recognise them by a non-derogatory title. Updated Jun 18, 2015 08:01am

Mutually destructive rhetoric

Pakistan’s leaders and media should ponder the thinking behind Modi’s obviously calculated oratory. Published Jun 11, 2015 02:23am

Lessons from KP local polls

There is complete consensus that Saturday’s poll was grossly mismanaged. Published Jun 04, 2015 03:09am

Boat people too have rights

The discovery of mass graves in Malaysia and Thailand has accentuated the migrants’ tale of suffering. Published May 28, 2015 01:09am

No Kewalram amongst us?

There is no record of the way scores of libraries in the cities and towns of Pakistan were ravaged. Published May 21, 2015 02:26am

Enforcing women’s right to vote

Unprecedented in our electoral history is the JI chief’s defence of women’s disenfranchisement. Published May 14, 2015 12:51am

Who is killing the good ones?

Each time a good Pakistani is felled, the wounds caused by the killing of others are reopened. Published May 07, 2015 12:42am

After the NA-246 polls

While the MQM’s margin of victory was quite impressive, the party cannot conceal its problems. Published Apr 30, 2015 01:47am

Move for a broad gag law

The authors of cybercrime bill have tried to mislead the public by using Article 19 to cover up their gag plan. Updated Apr 23, 2015 02:11am

Democratise state business

The Rules of Business pay little attention to the decision-making processes in the realm of external relations. Published Apr 09, 2015 01:13am

‘What I must know’

Shouldn’t we introspect before assuming an impossible-looking role in lands we do not know well enough? Published Apr 02, 2015 01:33am

Beware the rightward slide

The absence of the left makes the government vulnerable to pressures from the extreme right. Published Mar 26, 2015 12:35am

Lack of good governance

What is the hitch in creating a statutory commission to deal with minorities’ problems? Published Mar 19, 2015 01:25am

Land reform or bust

That economic progress depends on the judicious use of our land resources is self-evident. Published Mar 12, 2015 02:26am

Hazards of privatisation

The government cannot continue to disregard the countrywide protests of labour organisations. Published Mar 05, 2015 06:42am

Writers take centre stage

Literary festivals can bring the two estranged cousins, India and Pakistan, closer together. Published Feb 26, 2015 02:19am

Laws cut out for abuse

Lawmakers must not adopt laws that deny the citizens their right to due process. Published Feb 19, 2015 12:36am

A season of hope in Sri Lanka

The new Sri Lankan president has promised a complete overhaul of the state apparatus. Published Feb 12, 2015 01:33am