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I.A. Rehman

Human rights under threat

Of late, the right to life, liberty and security of life has come under increased strain. Published Dec 08, 2016 06:37am

No fair deal for women

There is no systematic monitoring of the impact of women-friendly legislation. Published Dec 01, 2016 02:01am

Shades of McCarthyism

What is happening in Pakistan now should worry all conscientious citizens. Updated Nov 24, 2016 08:42pm

Lessons from Trump’s rise

The prevailing political climate is conducive for the rise of Trump-like mavericks in Pakistan. Published Nov 17, 2016 05:44am

Standing committees’ fitness

Offering the leadership of standing committees as a reward to junior coalition partners must be avoided. Published Nov 10, 2016 01:13am

Lessons of the dharna

The dharna was a high-cost affair; that both sides have lost is quite obvious. Updated Nov 03, 2016 04:49pm

Decline of political parties

The failure to hold intra-party elections has revealed our politicians scant regard for internal democracy. Published Oct 27, 2016 03:32am

Freedom for national good

Pakistan is still caught in the post-9/11 wave that has undermined human rights worldwide. Published Oct 20, 2016 01:53am

Jailed for destroying heritage

Al Mahdi’s case should interest our legal experts, anti-terrorism authorities and heritage lovers for several reasons. Published Oct 06, 2016 06:34am

Should we rethink Kashmir?

The whole of South Asia is paying heavily for the India-Pakistan confrontation. Published Sep 29, 2016 01:10am

To hell and back

One man’s tale of struggle and survival during the Chinese Cultural Revolution Updated Sep 25, 2016 07:40am

A hazardous route to change

One should not be surprised if PTI policymakers have their eyes on a replay of the 1977 overthrow of Bhutto. Published Sep 22, 2016 01:37am

A flawed child labour law

The Punjab Prohibition of Child Labour at Brick Kilns Act ranks as one of the most bizarre laws. Published Sep 08, 2016 01:46am

Fata reform: plans & pitfalls

One should like to see a wide-ranging discussion on what Fata will become under the ‘rewaj’ rule. Published Sep 01, 2016 06:16am

The roots of terrorism

There has been little progress on preventing terrorist groups from regrouping and acquiring new recruits. Published Aug 18, 2016 01:00am

Runaway children

It would be utterly wrong to look at runaway children only from the police’s point of view. Published Aug 11, 2016 12:41pm

How not to make a law

Engagement over the PECB has been a harrowing experience for civil society organisations. Published Aug 04, 2016 02:39am