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I A Rehman

Pakistanis are suffering due to the five capital curses

The second example of selective memory is the hullabaloo over the atta price/availability scandal.

24 Jan 2020 1:48 AM

Army chiefs’ tenure law fixed without any discussion

Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not touch on the justification or otherwise for extending a service chief’s tenure.

10 Jan 2020 12:10 AM

Like in Tunisia, go beyond the Islam vs democracy debate

The conflict between the religious and state forces came to a head in 2011 when Tunisia had a revolution that sparked the Arab Spring.

26 Jul 2019 7:11 AM

Why any sign of creeping fascism must be resisted

This theory was used to capture the state and scrap the Weimar Constitution.

18 Jun 2019 3:37 AM

Peace still sole option in South Asia, rein in all the warmongers

An extension of the doctrine of hot pursuit that has considerably subverted the laws of warfare, this theory keeps the danger of war alive.

15 Mar 2019 12:00 AM


PTI should avoid the mistakes of past regimes

Over the decades, the challenge of properly governing Pakistan has been getting heavier by the year.

26 Oct 2018 12:17 AM

Creating party watchdogs will help Imran to perform better

Pakistan came into being at a time when separation of party and government offices was the ideal of democratic societies.

17 Aug 2018 1:05 AM

Stability in Pak will depend on the choice of mantris, bureaucrats

The way ministers are usually chosen in Pakistan does not suggest awareness of the imperatives of efficient and democratic governance.

10 Aug 2018 12:50 AM

Hard times lie ahead for Pak: Acrimony will not go away

The suicide bombing in Quetta, in which more than 30 people died, and the killing of an activist in Swabi, could only be unreservedly condemned.

27 Jul 2018 12:26 AM

July 25 vote may have been manipulated beyond repair

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan is convinced that the election has already been massively manipulated.

20 Jul 2018 12:05 AM


Election 2018 is unprecedented: The outcome is no mystery

The only secret left is how a consensus Prime Minister will jump out of the magician’s hat.

13 Jul 2018 2:08 AM

A manifesto should be a programme of action

It is often said that in Pakistan election manifestos are meaningless as parties make promises they do not intend to honour.

11 May 2018 12:17 AM

Debate over federalism in Pak divisive & dangerous

Unfortunately, those who oppose federalism by advocating a strong Centre have never offered a properly argued brief.

30 Mar 2018 1:23 AM

Asma leaves a legacy of hope in Pak

Commitment — Asma’s reservoir of courage was a measure of her commitment to the causes of the fellow beings she chose to uphold.

16 Feb 2018 12:59 AM

Schoolkids in India, Pak write letters for peace

Possibly both governments are afraid of people-to-people contacts, especially between the youth and children.

18 Aug 2017 2:23 AM


In Pakistan, the issue is democracy

The problem is that democracy cannot be abandoned, for to be ruled by elected representatives is a basic human right.

04 Aug 2017 12:34 AM

View from Pakistan: No fair deal for women

The fight for women’s rights in this country is going to get even more bitter.

02 Dec 2016 7:16 AM