I.A. Rehman – Renowned columnist and human rights activist dies at the age of 90

Renowned journalist, columnist and human rights activist Ibn Abdur Rehman commonly known as I.A. Rehman passed away at the age of 90 in Lahore.

According to family sources, I.A. Rehman suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure. He is survived by his three sons and two daughters.

Following his demise, several politicians and renowned personalities took to social media to convey condolences and pay homage to the deceased.

I.A. Rehman was a protégé of renowned Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz and was the director of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) since 1990.

For his unmatched dedication towards protection of human rights, he was awarded by Human Rights Watch – a New York based human rights organization.

Mr Rehman’s integrity, conscience and compassion were unparalleled, said HRCP.

I.A. Rehman was HRCP’s honorary spokesperson and former secretary-general.

For his services, he has also been awarded with Ramon Magsaysay Award for Peace and International Understanding (2004), Nuremberg International Human Rights Award (2003).