Ibn Abdur Rehman, also known as I. A. Rehman ( born 1 September 1930 in Harayana, British India) is a Pakistani peace and human-rights advocate and a veteran communist. A protégé of the great Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, he became chief editor of the Pakistan Times newspaper in 1989. He is the founding chair of the Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy. He has been a director of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) since 1990 and is widely considered as one of the most prominent human rights activists. Rehman has been influential for promoting peace in the Indo-Pakistani wars and conflicts and in Kashmir conflict as well as for other human rights issues in Pakistan.
In 2015, many human rights activists including I. A. Rehman urged the Pakistani Government to 'criminalise child labour in hazardous environments'. According to Dawn (newspaper), one activist doctor said, "I have seen cases where children have contracted tuberculosis because they worked in hazardous environments. Making children work such jobs should be criminalized."
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