Asha’ar Rehman

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 ...

Two parties, two realities

LIFE at the Karachi airport isn’t quite like the calm exchanges between parliamentarians belonging to the PPP and the

When Imran is pro-system

IN normal circumstances, the contest at Pindi Bhattian would have likely caught the attention of those interested in...

Oranges and apples

No urgency is felt in power places that forever echo with Shahbazian vows of progress.

In comfort and luxury

“THE market was small and the battle was for survival not for comfort or luxury,” was the answer from an ustad, ...

Naively curious

SOME of us are constrained — by our narrow vision or because of a general lack of understanding of evolving rules...

The wait for solutions

THE PML-N government made a statement at the outset that it doesn’t believe in rushing things. It has been taking...

Late call for unity

JOURNALISM was simply endearing once upon a time. Watched from a close distance, the guerrilla journalist, equally...

Loudness and clarity

SOMETIME back in the 1990s, a visiting journalist from New Zealand climbed the stairs to a newspaper office in ...

Baby of the system

THE mystery of nine-month-old Musa Khan in Lahore ‘getting booked’ by the police provides us with yet another...

Tuesday, April 1

DAZED and exhausted, denied and more than a bit surprised, Pakistanis have just been through one of the most ...

The first question

FIGURES put out by experts do defy our own realities. Walking around in Lahore late morning, among all young faces...

National hush-up

IN his racy debut novel, The Prisoner, Omer Shahid Hamid provides an insider, fictionalised, account of the workings...

A dog’s life

RAJU was born in a village near Vehari city some six months ago. He has already been initiated in the bloody battle...