Asha’ar Rehman

Message versus speech

The two dharnas in Islamabad have been a study in contrast between the speaking prowess of the two leaders Imran Khan

Stopovers along the route

The situation is conducive for the PTI spread and signs are that PAT will also be able to display widespread support.

Near yet so very far

The PTI, justifiably, thinks the PPP orchards are ripe for some seasonal plucking.

Who would have thought…

The game is heating up whereas the predictions were that Imran Khan was fighting a lost battle.

Dear Islamabad, sorry

There have been routine packages sent to the capital and they have mostly been received well.

Unusual and suspect actions

Fans here like to be surprised and relish the stories of the sudden rise of national heroes from nowhere.

Within shouting distance

The issues at the centre of the protest are yet to be probed, not in the interest of the PTI but all others.

No escape for some

Just as there are many choices inside the new, ‘pluralistic’ Pakistan, there is also no dearth of objections that can be

Looking for some method

After giving competition to the PML-N as its original adversary, the PPP was back to haunt the PML-N.

Changing shades of Lahore

The run-up to the long march pulled parties of all kinds and sizes to the Punjab capital.

The substance in a protest

A more earnest discussion right from the start of what issues he had could perhaps have avoided the isolation Imran

Countdown to Aug 14

There have been disturbing reports about the possible arrests of some PTI leaders in early August to thwart the march.

People from a distant land

The figures that have accompanied the forced migration from North Waziristan have done little to clear the picture.

One democracy and a ‘monarch’

ASIF Ali Zardari is up to something after hibernating for so long and some hopefuls are willing him on towards a...

Two and two together

The two Chaudhry cousins are more at home at Allama Tahirul Qadri’s residence in Model Town these days.

Partners and accomplices

PRIME Minister Nawaz Sharif is able to maintain his old reputation — that he always has someone else to do the...

The myth about lesser workers

IN a revealing moment in some obscure corner of Lahore you might still run into the person who was once hailed as ...

The old barrier resurfaces

THE relief is short-lived. Just when a PML-N government shows signs that it has learnt some valuable lessons from ...