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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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[19 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Holy Wrath

Will the Punjab government cave in to pressure from the religious lobby and revoke the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act?

International News »

[18 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]
Haunted by the Past

Will the Bangladesh and Pakistan governments show enough maturity to move beyond the 1971 tragedy and bridge the chasm that separates them?

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[12 Oct 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Book Review: Neither a Hawk Nor a Dove

Khurshid Kasuri’s book became the subject of controversy in India as the Shiv Sena protested its launch. But Kasuri’s revelations about Indo-pak relations and his own efforts towards peace during his career will be of interest to readers of the subcontinent.

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[10 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Death is Not the Answer

Pakistan has lifted the moratorium on capital punishment. But can we afford the price of responding to terror with terror?

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[15 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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 | Comments Off | ]
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.

Arts & Culture, Books »

[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.