Dawn News

Asha’ar Rehman

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

A new food guide to Lahore

Many of us are familiar with the story of the rat that found itself a safe haven inside a branch of one of the most Published Jul 10, 2015 01:41am

The season begins

The PPP has never been poorer. It has been allowed to tread a slow, agonising path to total, and perhaps permanent, Updated Jul 03, 2015 02:36am

Beyond Zardari, before Zardari

The decline has been aided by the slippery methods adopted by the PPP co-chairman over the last seven and a half years. Published Jun 19, 2015 02:04am

One statement too many

PML-N is doing all it can to keep its reputation as a party that needs to be careful with its observations. Published Jun 12, 2015 01:43am

Dedicated to the latest protest

The divisions are deep and it is no longer simple for journalists to come out on the streets as spontaneously as they Published Jun 05, 2015 05:11am

The teen appeal

It would be a pity if Imran in ‘Teen Bahadur’ is there unintentionally for it would leave the feature rather incomplete. Published May 29, 2015 01:11am

Accountability and power

Had he so chosen, the opportunity was there for Shahbaz Sharif to make a statement about the virtues of sharing. Published May 22, 2015 01:54am