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I.A. Rehman

A fretful Delhi

Secular-minded observers and activists are full of foreboding about the future of the Indian polity. Updated May 18, 2017 08:10am

Terminology in journalism

The media must avoid labelling individuals as terrorists or traitors before they are found guilty by a court. Updated May 11, 2017 01:31am

Not by invective

Everybody is demanding punishment for those who have not yet been found guilty. Updated May 04, 2017 06:58am

A poor apology for torture

An informed Pakistani would have thought he or she was reading a report about a country other than Pakistan. Updated Apr 27, 2017 06:19am

The hands that killed Mashal

The brutal murder of a student in Mardan raises the question of who is actually responsible Updated Apr 23, 2017 01:30pm

What makes Rabbani angry?

Ministers’ presence in parliament is a basic requirement for consolidating democracy. Published Apr 20, 2017 06:55am

Let’s live by the Constitution

It is necessary to ensure that the Constitution reflect the evolving concepts of basic freedoms. Published Apr 13, 2017 02:20am

Matters of life and death

The danger of miscarriage of justice is one of the strongest arguments for abolition of the death penalty. Published Apr 06, 2017 01:15am

Of heritage & development

Neglect of historical monuments speaks of the authorities’ distaste for culture. Published Mar 30, 2017 02:53am

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