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I.A. Rehman

Threats to Edhi’s mission

After Edhi’s death, the orthodoxy lost little time in unsheathing their daggers. Published Jul 21, 2016 06:34am

Life during Ramazan

The tendency to ape Middle Eastern lifestyles undermines our work ethics during the holy month. Published Jul 14, 2016 01:43am

Shadow of the FCR

All attempts to abolish the FCR in Fata have been foiled by vested interests. Published Jun 30, 2016 05:58am

The endangered Kalash

The state must ensure that minorities are not driven to give up their faith by denial of their rights. Published Jun 23, 2016 12:16pm

The people’s champion

An exploration of the role of the public intellectual in society through a volume of essays compiled by Romila Thapar Published Jun 19, 2016 07:06am

The roots of misogyny

It has not been possible to make women-friendly laws due to the orthodoxy’s opposition. Updated Jun 16, 2016 09:49am

CII reform a priority

The Council of Islamic Ideology has been proclaiming its love of retrogression on a regular basis. Published Jun 09, 2016 02:44am

Women’s electoral rights

A woman is needed in the policymaking echelon of the Election Commission of Pakistan. Published Jun 02, 2016 06:54am

Don’t exclude the people

The current political turmoil in the country is like a boxing tournament among party bosses. Published May 26, 2016 03:18am

A great let-down

For the second time, Mian Nawaz Sharif has missed the chance of becoming a statesman. Published May 19, 2016 03:26am

For women’s empowerment

Even a cursory look at the problems faced by women will reveal that they are interrelated and interdependent. Published May 05, 2016 01:44am

A tale of twin states

There are many parallels between the problems that afflict both India and Pakistan. Published Apr 28, 2016 06:38am

And then they started singing

Unlike other physical handicaps, the disability of the deaf (and mute) is not visible. Published Apr 21, 2016 06:46am

When the law promotes slavery

The Punjab bill banning child labour in brick kilns is retrogressive in many ways. Published Apr 07, 2016 01:53am

Disappearances revisited

The Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances received 66 new cases in February. Published Mar 31, 2016 01:47am

Mediation vs litigation

It is time to ascertain why all efforts to institutionalise alternative dispute resolution failed to bear fruit. Published Mar 24, 2016 02:16am

Parliament & basic rights

Parliament should recognise the rights that have been tucked away under ‘Principles of Policy’. Published Mar 17, 2016 03:45am

Good tidings from Lahore

Punjab has done well to focus on gender parity and violence against women, among other things. Published Mar 10, 2016 02:59am