Category: I A Rehman

Multiple crises in Thar

THE plight of the people of Thar has been part of the public debate for many days now, but there is little evidence of any adequate comprehension of its causes or a...

View from Brussels

THE government and textile magnates are visibly happy that from next year Pakistan is likely to start earning extra revenue from its exports to the European Union. They...

Of prisoners’ rights

THE eminently sound recommendations adopted at the recent Federal Judicial Academy seminar on prisoners’ vulnerability should not fail to move the government to take...

Feathers Of A Pariah

PAKISTAN continues to offer evidence of its lack of respect for the rights of religious minorities. This approach has been inviting censure at international forums. A...

Curtailing Due Process

EVEN after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s signal for the speedy enactment of the amendments proposed in the AntiTerrorism Act of 1997, it should be possible to ponder the...

Wages of Misgovernance

The Suicide Path

A SERIES of atrocities recently committed against members of minority communities shows that the canker of sectarian violence is posing for Pakistan a much greater...

Not By Invective Alone

THE thrust and counter-thrust of a rapier-like argument, the occasional exposure of a politician’s malfeasance, and a whiff of scandal once in a while are like spices...

Karachi’s Three Cultures

THE debate on targeted killings and extortion in Karachi is not only bringing a bad name to the metropolis, it is also administering an unwarranted insult to its great...

Labour’s Just Demands

THE debate on the recently promulgated Industrial Relations Ordinance 2011 has offered the trade unions an opportunity to call for a thorough review of the basic...

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