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Ibn Abdur Rehman

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.[1] 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.[2]

In November 2007, on a visit to India, he told The Hindu (newspaper), "I've been working to defend people's human rights all my life. And, I will continue to do so."[1]

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."[3]

Awards and recognition


  1. ^ a b c Profile of journalist I. A. Rehman on The Hindu (newspaper), Published 16 November 2007, Retrieved 24 July 2017
  2. ^ Through a decade of stormy waters, Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) website, Published 19 November 2003, Retrieved 24 July 2017
  3. ^ Criminalise child labour in hazardous environments, Dawn (newspaper), Published 20 November 2015, Retrieved 24 July 2017
  4. ^ I. A. Rehman gets Nuremberg International Human Rights Award in 2003, Dawn (newspaper), Published 7 October 2002, Retrieved 24 July 2017

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