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I.A. Rehman

Some electoral reforms

Many issues that the electoral reforms committee was expected to resolve have not been addressed. Published Jan 12, 2017 02:40am

The love of hanging

Pakistani authorities have an aversion to any scrutiny of the rationale for retaining the death penalty. Updated Jan 05, 2017 12:40pm

About a counter-narrative

Deradicalisation of society needs to be part of a broader attempt at national reconstruction. Published Dec 29, 2016 01:31am

Fear of truth & transparency

The damage caused to national interest by living in a state of self-denial is visible all around. Published Dec 22, 2016 03:01am

Issues in judicial reform

Perhaps the biggest threat to the judiciary’s independence comes from the religious orthodoxy. Published Dec 15, 2016 04:16am

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