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I.A. Rehman

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Gen Zia’s followers have superseded him by developing a model that could be offered to the world as the ‘ideal’ poll.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
IN MEMORIAM: A WOMAN OF RESISTANCE

IN MEMORIAM: A WOMAN OF RESISTANCE

Madeeha Gauhar, the founder of Ajoka Theatre, who passed away on April 25, was a pioneering rights activist who strove Published May 20, 2018 07:07am
Storm in Gilgit-Baltistan

Storm in Gilgit-Baltistan

The draft of ‘Government of Gilgit-Baltistan Order, 2018’ has been severely criticised. Published May 17, 2018 07:34am
Mottos and manifestos

Mottos and manifestos

A manifesto should be a programme of action for the uplift of the state and the people. Updated Jun 06, 2018 04:48pm
Media on a short leash

Media on a short leash

It is no exaggeration that Pakistan’s media is being micromanaged in an unprecedented manner. Updated May 03, 2018 10:11am
The right to public spaces

The right to public spaces

The denial of right to public spaces will inexorably lead to ghettoisation of the people. Published Apr 26, 2018 06:52am
Towards legal reform

Towards legal reform

The need for reformative or egalitarian justice has been ignored in a manner bordering on criminality. Published Apr 19, 2018 07:26am