Dawn News

Asha’ar Rehman

Without a leader in Punjab

Finding a challenger to the younger Sharif brother is even more important than having a counter model of progress to Published Nov 27, 2015 01:48am

A pro-government protest

The recent strikes in Rahim Yar Khan against a ban on hunting licences at least open up the game for innovations. Published Nov 20, 2015 01:50am

Where leaders dare

The PML-N’s silence on the infighting within its ranks cannot be explained away by emphasising that big parties always Published Nov 13, 2015 07:47am

Protectors of Lahore, rise

Aesthetics, culture, heritage — these are words permanently absent from the opposition critique of Shahbaz Sharif’s Published Nov 06, 2015 01:28am

A colour piece

It is the PTI which to many appears to dominate in the battle of colours in Lahore and some other parts of Punjab. Published Oct 30, 2015 01:43am

Back to the roots

The PML-N’s election offices in the city are reflective of the powers it has long exercised over Lahore. Published Oct 23, 2015 01:02am

Khan versus the rest

Mired in myths that generate envy and anger, Aleem Khan was someone many wanted defeated when he first burst onto the Published Oct 16, 2015 01:27am

Glimpses from an election

Win or lose, the PML-N should be happy to have rediscovered some of its old self in the city it is always super Published Oct 09, 2015 01:42am

Lahore, four years later

The PTI is crying out for power and it will do whatever it possibly can to be popular. Published Oct 02, 2015 02:10am

Everyone’s Manto

The basic-instinct choices endear Manto to the reader. The bond is struck instantly and its premise is basic enough to Published Sep 25, 2015 02:09am

Many a knock away

Bilawal has no choice but to try and rediscover the old contrary tone that his father has compromised over the years. Published Sep 18, 2015 02:14am

Mother of all associations

Parents of schoolgoing children who have come together now should be committed to shunning any inhibitions. Published Sep 11, 2015 01:49am

Time to add more faces

There have been so many raids in the name of food hygiene in Lahore that some food critics have stopped sending in their Published Sep 04, 2015 01:08am

Until a general election

There are reasons to explain why there are so many still ready to listen to Imran Khan who has routinely been painted as Published Aug 28, 2015 12:57pm

Revenge of the weak

Hamid Gul’s death has led to yet another round of familiar, predictable reactions that have in turn drawn comment from Published Aug 21, 2015 01:27am

The guilt of Kasur

The numbers are important but let them not be used to complicate the case. Published Aug 14, 2015 01:11am

Worthy of cameras and more

Civilisation has not quite dulled the basic — by some estimates, the most handy — instinct in the police here. Published Aug 07, 2015 03:12am

Swagger of the second victory

The PTI should have been more forthcoming in offering its version on the judicial commission report. Published Jul 31, 2015 03:40am

By popular choice

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was destined to be eclipsed by the army chief. Published Jul 24, 2015 01:09am

Iftar and after

Ramazan is one occasion that brings out the natural tastes and urgencies in a political party around the dining table. Published Jul 17, 2015 02:58am