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Articles by I. A. Rehman


Mr. I.A. Rehman is a writer and activist living in Pakistan. He is the director of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Secretariat.

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[15 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Genesis of ‘Peoples’ Power’

It began as the dream of an idealistic young group, but the PPP began to unravel even before it had attained maturation.

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[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Sects and Violence?

Even though Qadri has chosen a quasi-sectarian route to power, prospects of sectarian war developing between his Barelvi followers and his Deobandi rivals looms large.

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[7 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]
Book Review: October Coup: A Memoir of the Struggle for Hyderabad

A former collector of Osmanabad recounts the events that led to India’s annexation of Hyderabad.

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[7 Jul 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Book Review: Yeh Baazi Ishq Ki Baazi Hai

Political activist Farkhanda Bokhari’s honest and heartfelt memoir of her years as a revolutionary and later in exile makes for a worthy read.

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[29 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Balochistan: Point of No Return?

Has Balochistan been alienated to the point of no return, or is there a way out?

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[17 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]
One Province Too Many?

The debate on the creation of new provinces rages in the country and Newsline examines the constitutional, legal, administrative and economic implications of this step.

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[20 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Book Review: The Wandering Falcon

Jamil Ahmad’s fictional narrative, derived from real-life stories, takes you on an illuminating journey through Pakistan’s tribal belt.

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[30 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Loose Cannon?

What are the consequences of Zulfiqar Mirza’s diatribe for the PPP, Sindh and the crises-ridden state of Pakistan?

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[24 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]
The Future of Local Governance: Commissioner or Councillor?

Is any party interested in analysing the merits and demerits of the commissionerate versus the local government system, or do they only want a system that serves their own interests?

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[31 May 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
The Trial, Part II

Can a new verdict in the case against ZA Bhutto restore the PPP’s fast-diminishing credibility?