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Adnan Rehmat

Adnan Rehmat is a Pakistan-based journalist, researcher and analyst with interests in politics, media, development and science.

Twitter: @adnanrehmat1

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As millions gag on toxic smog, can Pakistan clean up its act?

Pakistan’s second largest city of over 10 million people, Lahore, is currently choking under debilitating smog and has repeatedly been finding itself ranked among the three most polluted cities in the world in recent years, including in 2021.

November 25, 2021

Pakistan must guarantee women their inheritance

Pakistan’s parliament has recently shot down a draft bill aimed at declaring a share in property inheritance for women as a fundamental human right enshrined in the constitution. This unfortunately adds to the list of official sanctions that cut into the rights of women.

November 10, 2021

Change the mindsets of men to change women’s lives in Pakistan

Several incidents over the past fortnight in Pakistan have shocked even a society sadly used to casual violence, revealing a growing tendency of extreme physical vehemence against women – whether they are wives or friends of perpetrators.

July 26, 2021

‘Hands-off:’ Pakistan’s new Afghanistan policy

Afghanistan is occupying Pakistan’s mind heavily these days. A sense of trepidation and foreboding prevails on what the next few months will bring as the US withdraws and the Taliban run roughshod over preferred international plans that hold no guarantees for peace.  

June 22, 2021