I.A. Rehman

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

Dealing with security threats

There has to be a limit up to which normal life can be allowed to be paralysed by extremists’ threats. Published Feb 25, 2016 06:47am

No right to housing

Urgency needs to be attached to the adoption of a fair and workable housing policy. Published Feb 18, 2016 03:18am

Multiple crises in Thar

The demographic changes in Tharparkar could lead to a human disaster of unimaginable proportions. Published Feb 11, 2016 04:31am

Democratic system at risk

Civil society’s ties with the state cannot be modelled on the master-servant relationship. Published Feb 04, 2016 04:02am

Make elections democratic

Free elections will not be possible until all vestiges of feudal culture have been erased. Published Jan 28, 2016 01:50am

CII’s unhealthy obsession

The CII must give reasons for rejecting the Quaid’s arguments on child marriage. Published Jan 21, 2016 12:47pm

Foreign policy trials

Pakistan’s dilemma has been compounded by its inability to choose between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Published Jan 14, 2016 01:10am

Retracing Pakistan’s left

A history of the Communist Party of Pakistan, the Progressive Writers Association, and the labour movement is presented Published Jan 10, 2016 07:25am

After the Pathankot affair

In the aftermath of the IAF base attack, Indian public opinion has not totally surrendered to the hawks. Updated Jan 07, 2016 10:58am

Reminder to the prime minister

The present development mantra will not make Pakistan a great land of happiness for the citizens. Updated Dec 31, 2015 07:42am