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I.A. Rehman

Ending terror financing

Ending terror financing

INGOs and CSOs are not at risk of being exploited by terrorist groups the way in which charities are. Published Oct 11, 2018 07:15am
A key to open democracy

A key to open democracy

Public awareness of the new right to information law appears to be limited. Published Oct 04, 2018 07:01am
Islamabad needs special care

Islamabad needs special care

The decision to add the capital’s affairs to the interior ministry’s charge betrays a lack of comprehension. Updated Sep 27, 2018 07:43am
The dignity of person

The dignity of person

The state is becoming more and more violent. It only issues orders and does not talk to the people. Published Sep 20, 2018 06:26am
No reason to stifle CSOs

No reason to stifle CSOs

Repressive measures are being justified in the name of security or the need to fight terrorism. Published Sep 13, 2018 07:19am
Issues in transition

Issues in transition

For a meaningful change in the system of governance, the new rulers need more debate — not less. Published Sep 06, 2018 06:22am
Revisiting disappearances

Revisiting disappearances

The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances is being observed today. Published Aug 30, 2018 06:58am
Building healthy conventions

Building healthy conventions

The public clamour about the need for parties to democratise their functioning has started having effect. Published Aug 16, 2018 07:24am
Good governance requisites

Good governance requisites

Bureaucrats considered honest or sticklers for the rules are more often than not bypassed. Published Aug 09, 2018 06:54am
Reconstruction of politics

Reconstruction of politics

It will be necessary to devise an accountability system that is independent of government initiative. Published Aug 02, 2018 05:50am
Hard days ahead

Hard days ahead

The question now is where do we go from here? Published Jul 26, 2018 05:57am
Veiled & institutional wrongs

Veiled & institutional wrongs

The self-evident truth in Pakistan today is that the 2018 election has already been manipulated beyond repair. Published Jul 19, 2018 06:30am
A perfect election

A perfect election

Gen Zia’s followers have superseded him by developing a model that could be offered to the world as the ‘ideal’ poll. Published Jul 12, 2018 06:00am
A different manifesto

A different manifesto

An old statement from the ‘founders’ of a party that was never launched still has relevance today. Published Jul 05, 2018 07:42am
Why ignore NCHR reports?

Why ignore NCHR reports?

The danger in ignoring human rights reports is that the chance to apply corrective measures could be lost. Published Jun 28, 2018 06:36am
Tracing the missing

Tracing the missing

In May, there was a spurt in appearances before the commission of inquiry. Published Jun 21, 2018 06:51am
Strengthening poll monitoring

Strengthening poll monitoring

The ECP would be well advised to invite as many observers from credible organisations as possible. Updated Jun 14, 2018 10:18am
How not to choose a VC

How not to choose a VC

Punjab University needs to be free from fissiparous trends and influences. Updated Jun 07, 2018 02:30pm
Over to the caretakers

Over to the caretakers

One hopes the caretakers and their successors in the years ahead will strengthen democratic conduct. Updated May 31, 2018 07:55am
Students take up rights

Students take up rights

A youth-led movement aims to persuade election candidates to adopt a pro-people approach. Published May 24, 2018 06:55am