Iconic human rights activist and former journalist Ibn Abdur Rehman, or generally referred to as IA Rehman, breathed his final on Monday, confirmed his household.
Rehman was a columnist for the each day Daybreak and was actively concerned with the Human Rights Fee of Pakistan (HRCP).
The previous journalist was born on September 1930 in Haryana which was then a part of British India and now India.
Rehman was a distinguished Lahore-based journalist and had a profession spanning over 65 years.
Throughout his profession, he had served because the editor-in-chief of the Pakistan Instances from 1988-1990. Through the break up of East Pakistan, he was working because the managing editor of Urdu each day Azad.
Rehman fiercely opposed the dictatorship of Ziaul Haq from 1978–88 and was working as the chief editor of weekly Viewpoint on the time.
Aside from publishing a whole lot of articles and papers, he had authored three books: Jinnah as a Parliamentarian (co-editor), Arts and Crafts of Pakistan, and Pakistan beneath Siege, a set of his personal columns.
Rehman labored as director of HRCP for 20 years and was additionally the group’s secretary common until 31 December, 2016.
As information of his demise unfold, social media customers paid tribute to the human rights defender.
Politician Afrasiab Khattak famous that Rehman’s passing was an “finish of an period”.
Lawyer Salman Akram Raja mentioned Rehman was poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s comrade and famous human rights defender Asma Jahangir’s information.
Tutorial Ammar Ali Jan famous that Rehman was a “pillar of energy for all activists across the nation”.
Human rights activist Ali Dayan Hasan mentioned that Rehman will at all times be with them.
Activist Usama Khilji famous that Rehman “was the voice of so many unvoiced marginalised Pakistanis”.