KARACHI: Leading Pakistani journalist IA Rehman (Ibn Abdul Rehman), who became the voice of human rights, has passed away.
According to details, human rights activist and journalist IA Rehman was 90 years old. According to his family, IA Rehman was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure.
IA Rehman was born in September 1930 in Haryana. IA Rehman also raised his voice through the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan for the struggle for civil rights, including freedom of expression, the provision of justice, and the protection of the Constitution.
He served in the field of journalism for more than six decades.
He served as the editor-in-chief of the Pakistan Times from 1988 to 1990. During the East Pakistan crisis, he was working as the managing editor of the Urdu daily Azad.
He served as executive editor of the weekly Viewpoint during the Zia-ul-Haq era. In addition to publishing hundreds of articles and essays, he authored three books, including a collection of his own columns.
IA Rehman served as the Director of HRCP for two decades and was also the Secretary-General of the Group till December 31, 2016. People from various walks of life including journalism expressed their condolences on his demise.