Asha’ar Rehman

Nation and narrative

The general requirement is of a narrative that can counter the scary propaganda of the militants who are known to have Published Jan 23, 2015 01:15am

Imran begins a new chapter

Circumstances have forced the PTI chief to not flaunt his mantra founded on the ideal of rehabilitating and co-opting Updated Jan 16, 2015 09:50am

Parts & parties that are no more

The enemy has changed and so have the techniques to administer the standard doses of punishment to him. Updated Jan 09, 2015 03:09am

Good luck Mr Prime Minister

One would be tempted by positive projections for 2015 to hope that this will be the year where the PM starts his journey Published Jan 02, 2015 01:39am

Which Romans to follow when?

There is a theory of two irreconcilable parallels that are trying to take the country in two opposite directions. Published Dec 26, 2014 01:19am

Signs of flexibility

Diehard believers have been too immersed in the PTI protest to let the ending go without expresing their disappointment Published Dec 19, 2014 02:16am

Violence and Pakistani formula

It is obvious that Imran Khan sees great promise in his legal battle against the alleged rigging of the 2013 general Updated Dec 12, 2014 07:23am

Somewhere near Lahore

The PPP’s fortunes outside Sindh have fallen to a level where some urgent, remedial action is required. Updated Dec 05, 2014 06:18am

The lost months

Imran-bashing is a game that has drawn more and more prominent players with the passage of time. Published Nov 28, 2014 01:39am

‘Look where you are born’

It is about loss of lives, about a juggernaut that has faced no challenge and encountered no inquiries on its way to Published Nov 21, 2014 02:22am

Not too many rebels as yet

The relationship between the Zulfiqar Khosa family and the powerful Sharif dynasty has been deteriorating over time. Published Nov 14, 2014 06:52am

The show and other showings

The defiant souls who turned up a day after the bombing at Wagah had an additional duty to perform, even if the clamour Published Nov 07, 2014 06:25am

Official hunting seasons

Humiliation and injury is part of the package for government officials. They routinely come under assault from enraged Published Oct 31, 2014 01:31am

Message versus speech

The two dharnas in Islamabad have been a study in contrast between the speaking prowess of the two leaders Imran Khan Published Oct 24, 2014 02:09am

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. Published Oct 17, 2014 06:24am

Near yet so very far

The PTI, justifiably, thinks the PPP orchards are ripe for some seasonal plucking. Published Oct 10, 2014 01:53am

Who would have thought…

The game is heating up whereas the predictions were that Imran Khan was fighting a lost battle. Published Oct 03, 2014 01:06am

Dear Islamabad, sorry

There have been routine packages sent to the capital and they have mostly been received well. Published Sep 19, 2014 01:12am

Unusual and suspect actions

Fans here like to be surprised and relish the stories of the sudden rise of national heroes from nowhere. Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:36am