Asha’ar Rehman

The various sides to family

We as humans need a break from the madness that passes for politics and anti-politics in this land. Published May 20, 2016 05:19am

The reluctant militant mentor

Despite some interesting first-hand accounts, maulana Samiul Haq reveals little about Taliban thought — whether of the Published May 15, 2016 08:37am

Reason versus power players

In order for it to survive, democracy must from time to time be allowed to throw up the corrupt for lynching by the Published May 13, 2016 01:33am

A culture in danger

The inclusiveness of PTI’s public meetings was the one positive element that even the staunchest critics of Imran Khan Published May 06, 2016 01:51am

The expendables

The corrupt have been weighing on the people’s minds just too heavily. Published Apr 29, 2016 03:07am

A story of two halves

The PTI chief’s cause has been helped immensely by the ability of the people to adapt to his kind of politics. Published Apr 22, 2016 02:18am

Small matter of the Chotoo gang

The latest operation may be one of the most sustained operations carried out against Chotoo. But the modus operandi has Updated Apr 15, 2016 01:03pm

Rulers in the spotlight

What is a moot point is that some in the media are poised to go exclusively after the Sharif family names. Published Apr 08, 2016 02:26am

‘Operation’ time

It seems that we are finally prepared to concede that all is not well in southern Punjab. Published Apr 01, 2016 01:40am

Freedom to not express

Every now and then, we hear an official in the old mould trying to establish the writ of the governmental word. Published Mar 25, 2016 02:44am

Quite unlike the PNA

The warning to the government over the women’s law caps one of the various trends that surfaced in the aftermath of the Published Mar 18, 2016 01:26am

No escape from the basics

How will the state regain the trust of the people without sharing basic information about basic current issues? Published Mar 11, 2016 01:13am

The usual scenes

In their reactions to the news of Qadri’s execution, many hurriedly foretold a new chapter for the country. Published Mar 04, 2016 01:16am

Where do we stop?

The call to restrict the search for greater information is regularly sounded from the religious forums. Published Feb 26, 2016 01:08am

The one who is in charge

Sooner rather than later the ruling party must be seen by the people to be offering parts of its own house Published Feb 19, 2016 01:09am

No running away from the past

Long hounded by groups on the basis of one reason or another, the kite-flying festival refuses to slip away to the Published Feb 12, 2016 01:05am

Midlife tantrums

The government is sufficiently appalled by the protesters to want to smother the noise then and there. Published Feb 05, 2016 02:12am

Suspicion is in the air

Police were overtaken by their desire for duty. They could have let Umar Daraz with an admonishment. Updated Jan 29, 2016 08:20am

Not quite normal

The basic questions are: when do we start to celebrate? Can the celebrations lead to retaliation? Published Jan 22, 2016 01:15am

Murmurs around Bilawal

For the chief of a colourful party, Bilawal’s visits to Lahore have been lacking in fanfare. Updated Jan 15, 2016 09:39am