Dawn News

I.A. Rehman

The electoral mess

Due attention is not paid to ways of fighting the culture of poll manipulation. Published Aug 27, 2015 12:57pm

Trivialising child rights

The UN committee’s request for the submission of a core document has again been ignored. Published Aug 20, 2015 12:58pm

Reflections on freedom day

The Kasur outrage has exposed some of the main causes of the malfunctioning of the state. Published Aug 13, 2015 01:43am

Wages of poor governance

The state has never managed to do its duty by those incapable of fending for themselves. Published Aug 06, 2015 05:01am

Not proven guilty

The ideal of making elections a truly democratic exercise is still far away. Published Jul 30, 2015 01:17am

A game-changing deal

Pakistan, Iran and India must accept that the security cover N-bombs are supposed to provide is illusory. Published Jul 23, 2015 01:32am

Not by force alone

Karachi needs a local government of a higher level of efficiency and honesty than any other part of Sindh. Published Jul 16, 2015 01:00am

Gulzar Bano: a feminist icon

A feminist to the core, Bano was always ready to join the women’s fight for their rights. Published Jul 11, 2015 06:16am

The meaning of a name

Changes in personal names throw light on the puritans’ bid to dominate the faithful. Published Jul 09, 2015 12:32am

Eyeless in Pakistan

Pakistanis have a long history of learning what is wrong in their country from the international media. Updated Jul 02, 2015 10:21am

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