I.A. Rehman

The issue is cronyism

The reason behind the empty posts is non-availability of the competent authority’s errand boy. Published Nov 20, 2014 01:09am

Human rights and diplomacy

The Constitution’s silence on external ties limits the scrutiny of foreign policy. Published Nov 13, 2014 06:44am

The curriculum conundrum

There is an urgent need to focus on what should be excluded from educational texts. Published Nov 06, 2014 06:28am

The CII’s dubious mandate

The main focus of the council is marriage and its wish to reduce the space for women. Published Oct 30, 2014 01:21am

A matter of life and death

Hitherto, in most cases, high courts struck down the sentence of death in Section 295-C cases. Published Oct 23, 2014 06:36am

The IDPs deserve better

Despite the government’s claims regarding IDP rehabilitation, the road ahead is bumpy. Published Oct 16, 2014 03:13am

Populism’s second coming

The present wave of populism is manifestly different from the earlier phenomenon. Updated Oct 09, 2014 08:19pm

Umerkot marchers’ tale of woe

Why must a community be forced to undertake a long march for the redressal of its grievances? Published Oct 02, 2014 01:22am

Voters with disabilities

A correct way to proceed would be to accept persons with disabilities as essential stakeholders. Published Sep 25, 2014 06:12am

Misery that was avoidable

There is more to water management in Pakistan than inter-provincial squabbles over water theft. Published Sep 18, 2014 03:55am

Journalists under attack

Media persons are victims not only of those hostile to their calling, they are also targeted by ‘friendly’ patrons. Updated Sep 11, 2014 02:49am

Sanity amidst anarchy

Balochistan has become the second province after Punjab to ban private moneylending. Published Sep 04, 2014 02:11am

Let’s have a king

History will surely be interested in the anatomy of the Islamabad trial of democracy. Published Aug 28, 2014 02:59am

The lost week that was

The government courted trouble by appearing to be without a political response to the situation. Published Aug 21, 2014 06:05am

Five causes of the crisis

The state apparatus has failed to adapt to the needs of a democratic dispensation. Published Aug 14, 2014 05:41am

Layers of gender inequality

Our planners will find much food for thought in a recent collection of studies on gender inequality. Published Jul 24, 2014 01:13am

Poverty of understanding

While real issues are ignored, a great deal of energy is being wasted on misleading the people through slogans. Published Jul 17, 2014 01:03am

Civil society vs the state

The government need not be upset if civil society starts examining its conduct. Published Jul 03, 2014 01:04am