ISLAMABAD, APR 12 (DNA) – Human rights activist and journalist Ibn Abdur Rehman, or commonly known as IA Rehman, has passed away at the age of 90 at his home in Lahore, his family confirmed Monday.
Rehman was a columnist for the daily Dawn and was actively involved with the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP).
Rehman was a distinguished journalist and was involved with journalism for more than 65 years.He was close friend of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and and written alot on films in his early year. He contributed alot in promotion of Arts & Culture.
During his career, he had served as the editor-in-chief of the Pakistan Times from 1988-1990. During the East Pakistan crisis, he was working as the managing editor of Urdu daily Azad.
He spent the Ziaul Haq period (1978–88) as the executive editor of weekly Viewpoint.
Apart from publishing hundreds of articles and papers, he had authored three books: Jinnah as a Parliamentarian (co-editor), Arts and Crafts of Pakistan, and Pakistan under Siege, a collection of his own columns.
Rehman worked as director of HRCP for two decades and was also the group’s secretary general till 31 December, 2016.
His exception services will be remembered forever.=DNA