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I.A. Rehman

SC and minority rights

SC and minority rights

Nearly five years down the line, the Supreme Court judgement remains largely unimplemented. Published Apr 11, 2019 06:42am
A move to reduce poverty

A move to reduce poverty

It is necessary to ensure that what sparkles in the hands of the prime minister is gold and not tinsel. Updated Apr 04, 2019 10:05am
The seeds of intolerance

The seeds of intolerance

From where does the vigilante brigade derive its sanction to enforce its morality code? Updated Mar 28, 2019 10:54am
How to prevent child abuse?

How to prevent child abuse?

Efforts to convince the government to focus on child sexual abuse have so far been in vain. Updated Mar 21, 2019 11:04am
A star broadcaster fades away

A star broadcaster fades away

Ahmad will especially be remembered for designing and perfecting the report-and-analysis magazine, Sairbeen. Updated Mar 15, 2019 08:55am
Peace is the sole option

Peace is the sole option

The world cannot ignore the verdict of history that wars do not solve any problem. Updated Mar 14, 2019 10:04am
Women builders of Pakistan

Women builders of Pakistan

We can count a large number of Pakistani women who have distinguished themselves in different walks of life. Published Mar 07, 2019 07:04am
Of and about LLF

Of and about LLF

Quite a few issues of immediate concern to the people of Pakistan were taken up during the Lahore Literary Festival. Published Feb 28, 2019 07:00am
Focus on torture

Focus on torture

Police in Pakistan know of no non-violent methods of investigation or interrogation. Published Feb 21, 2019 07:19am
Security with freedoms

Security with freedoms

International news channels have made censorship and withholding of news from any people impossible. Published Feb 14, 2019 07:18am
Two welcome decisions

Two welcome decisions

Enforced disappearances and bonded labour remain festering sores in this country. Published Feb 07, 2019 06:44am
A grave threat to freedoms

A grave threat to freedoms

No valid reason has been advanced to justify the unification of the media laws. Published Jan 31, 2019 06:16am
Why the Manto ban is bad

Why the Manto ban is bad

Censorship has always been defended in terms of a need to protect impressionable minds. Updated Jan 24, 2019 01:59pm
The ILO and Pakistan

The ILO and Pakistan

The International Labour Organisation has come a long way since it adopted its first convention in 1919. Published Jan 17, 2019 06:21am
Minorities’ long wait

Minorities’ long wait

No time-consuming inquiry is needed to ascertain the nature and extent of their plight. Published Jan 10, 2019 05:25am
Spare democratic norms

Spare democratic norms

It is surely time the government acquired the confidence to govern without demonising the opposition. Updated Jan 03, 2019 09:53am
A code for parliamentarians

A code for parliamentarians

Recognition of one’s inherent dignity did not dilute the force of disagreement or censure. Published Dec 27, 2018 07:15am
The real threat to Thar

The real threat to Thar

The Gorano story is only a small part of the much bigger threat the people of Thar are facing. Updated Dec 20, 2018 10:29am
Human rights obligations

Human rights obligations

The UPR provides an opportunity for a most thorough scrutiny of the state’s human rights record. Published Dec 13, 2018 07:10am