Ibn Abdur Rehman

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Ibn Abdur Rehman, known as I.A. Rehman - born 1 September 1930 in Harayana, India[1], is a Pakistani peace and human-rights advocate and a veteran communist. A protégé of the great Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, in 1989, he became chief editor of the Pakistan Times. He is founding chair or the Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy and since 1990, director of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan[2]. Rehman has been influential for promoting peace in the Indo-Pakistani wars and conflicts and in Kashmir as well as for other human-rights issues in Pakistan.

In 2004, he received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Peace and International Understanding.

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