I.A. Rehman

The hazards of governance

The hazards of governance

The most efficient administrations derive their strength from the quality and regularity of intra-department consultation. Updated 21 Jan, 2021 08:34am
THE WOUNDED HAZARA

THE WOUNDED HAZARA

The government’s response to the slaughter of 10 coal miners raises serious questions about its capacity to deal with the matter. Published 17 Jan, 2021 06:55am
Salute the Hazaras

Salute the Hazaras

The nation has reason to be grateful to the Hazaras for setting models of forbearance in the face of calamity. Updated 14 Jan, 2021 08:22am
Falling capacity to manage

Falling capacity to manage

If this trend continues, we might end up by dispatching the government on a one-way ticket to Antarctica. Published 07 Jan, 2021 07:50am
Shades of fascism

Shades of fascism

In the post-colonial world, many newly independent countries have followed the fascist route. Updated 31 Dec, 2020 08:18am
Give parliament its due

Give parliament its due

Some small steps could reduce the distance between legislatures and the people. Published 17 Dec, 2020 07:58am
Poverty-stricken politics

Poverty-stricken politics

It is in everyone’s interest to lower political temperatures and relearn the virtues of peaceful coexistence. Published 10 Dec, 2020 07:42am
Back to the Dark Ages?

Back to the Dark Ages?

It would be a sad day for Pakistan if punishments ruled out two centuries years ago were to be reintroduced. Published 03 Dec, 2020 07:54am
Bureaucrats under stress

Bureaucrats under stress

There is work-life imbalance among civil servants that needs to be addressed. Published 26 Nov, 2020 08:00am
High drama in Islamabad

High drama in Islamabad

It is time the government considered the desirability of pursuing the Quaid’s ideal of a democratic polity. Updated 19 Nov, 2020 09:30am
Journalists under threat

Journalists under threat

The humanitarian dimensions of the media’s economic crisis are much too evident to be discounted. Published 12 Nov, 2020 07:46am
The end of spring

The end of spring

Respect for human rights had a deeper meaning for Saleem Asmi. Published 05 Nov, 2020 07:12am
Of ends and means

Of ends and means

Security-driven states often wrongly see a conflict between state security and individual freedoms. Updated 29 Oct, 2020 08:44am
The opposition matters

The opposition matters

To say that the govt will never have an understanding with the opposition amounts to negating a fundamental premise of democracy. Updated 22 Oct, 2020 08:40am

Two eminent citizens bow out

Death brought down the curtain on the lives of two exceptionally gifted citizens over the past few days -- Professor... Published 18 Oct, 2020 07:12am
NAB versus human rights

NAB versus human rights

NAB has been able to get away with blue murder on the strength of the myth that all means adopted to fight corruption are fair. Updated 15 Oct, 2020 08:20am
Raw deal for missing persons

Raw deal for missing persons

A large number of people do not report to the commission as they have little faith in it. Updated 08 Oct, 2020 08:36am
Curable irregularities

Curable irregularities

Whatever be the name of this system, it cannot be considered in accordance with the Constitution. Published 01 Oct, 2020 07:19am
A brutalised society

A brutalised society

The experience of all nations shows that severe penalties do not cause a decline in crime. Updated 24 Sep, 2020 08:41am