I.A. Rehman

Journalists under attack

Media persons are victims not only of those hostile to their calling, they are also targeted by ‘friendly’ patrons.

Sanity amidst anarchy

Balochistan has become the second province after Punjab to ban private moneylending.

Let’s have a king

History will surely be interested in the anatomy of the Islamabad trial of democracy.

The lost week that was

The government courted trouble by appearing to be without a political response to the situation.

Five causes of the crisis

The state apparatus has failed to adapt to the needs of a democratic dispensation.

Layers of gender inequality

Our planners will find much food for thought in a recent collection of studies on gender inequality.

Poverty of understanding

While real issues are ignored, a great deal of energy is being wasted on misleading the people through slogans.

Civil society vs the state

The government need not be upset if civil society starts examining its conduct.

The chaos-makers

It is doubtful whether the people will endorse Qadri’s agenda for a crypto-theocracy.

The enemy within

Several religious seminaries all over Balochistan have greatly influenced the thinking of the young generation.

The scholar sardar

Khair Bakhsh Marri was optimistic about his goals.

Perils of insensitivity

The all too frequent instances of government insensitivity can have dangerous repercussions.

Give Fata a fair deal

LAST week’s high-level meeting on Fata was again characterised by almost total concentration on the region’s...

Who will save the system?

THE attacks on the government are increasing day by day and the greatest cause of dismay in the speedily shrinking...

Eyes on Modi’s India

THE whole world is watching, literally with bated breath and for obvious reasons, as to how India will fare under...

New fault lines

ONE should be grateful to the political heavyweights who competed for public attention last Sunday for putting the...

Media: the threat of co-option

AROUND this year’s World Press Freedom Day (May 3) the Pakistani media received considerable attention at home and...