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I.A. Rehman

Poverty of the mind

Issues such as poverty have not received even a fraction of the attention given to the revival of military courts. Published Mar 23, 2017 01:34am

NON-FICTION: Histories of resistance

Revisiting the stories of ordinary Pakistanis who had the great courage to stand up and fight against oppression Published Mar 19, 2017 08:31am

Focus on gender disparity

No serious attempt has been made to remove the social causes of discrimination against women. Published Mar 09, 2017 01:23am

Literature in times of terror

Were all the losses caused by the enforced curtailment of the LLF really unavoidable? Published Mar 02, 2017 01:04am

The roots of savagery

The foremost cause of the rise of beastliness in society is that the law has ceased to be a deterrent. Published Feb 23, 2017 06:17am

The merchants of death

The rise of the hydra-headed monster of corruption has fuelled the surge in spurious drugs. Published Feb 16, 2017 01:56am

A great leap backward

The idea of ADR is sound in theory but its success in a feudal-minded society is extremely debatable. Updated Feb 09, 2017 08:32am

The vigilante menace

Many people suspect that the zealots are commanded by someone in authority. Published Feb 02, 2017 06:13am

Criminal neglect of children

Politicians have to answer for their failure to come up with proper laws to prevent violence against children. Published Jan 26, 2017 07:02am

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