Dawn News

I.A. Rehman

Don’t blame the people

The people have been more faithful to their democratic ideals than their rulers. Published Nov 26, 2015 07:03am

A train named arrogance

The authorities are determined to shut heritage sites from public view and even to see them reduced to rubble. Published Nov 19, 2015 01:32am

The Bihar poll & us

Pakistanis need to be extremely careful in responding to political developments in India. Published Nov 12, 2015 03:10am

No culture of democracy

There will be intense tussles among the political parties to win over the independents. Updated Nov 05, 2015 08:42am

Disaster and response

The damage caused by a natural calamity must not be aggravated by human folly Published Oct 29, 2015 01:19am

Voices of rural women

The women activists condemned the evils of patriarchy and the callousness of the ‘wadera’. Published Oct 22, 2015 01:29am

Issues in election debate

The biggest threat to honest elections comes from public servants chosen to conduct the process. Published Oct 15, 2015 06:21am

Space for civil society

Attacks on civil society should be seen in the context of deviations from the democratic norms of governance. Published Oct 08, 2015 04:58am

The challenge to the PM

The people expect the prime minister not only to protect himself but also the democratic structure. Published Sep 24, 2015 01:27am

‘Jewels in rags’

Who doesn’t know that education is now a commodity that people can buy in proportion to their means? Published Sep 17, 2015 01:01am

In praise of dissent

In Pakistan it is common to denounce the slightest dissent from a state policy as treason. Published Sep 10, 2015 01:12am

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