Asha’ar Rehman

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

The label matters not

According to reports that are becoming increasingly difficult to deny, a ‘Lahore XI’ has slipped out quietly in the Published Jan 08, 2016 03:29am

PML-N's exhilirating in-house duels

In the absence of any challenge to the Sharif hold on power, the focus of late is on which Sharif kid has it in him. Updated Jan 03, 2016 01:48pm

The two Pakistans

Who was the better player of the two? The underdog or the more privileged gent? Published Jan 01, 2016 01:21am

Crossover to current times

Let’s not reject PSL as a corrupted form of the game. Let’s simply ask the showrunners to adjust to the inevitable. Published Dec 25, 2015 01:03am

One line, one refrain

Money for the orange track is no problem since our Chinese friends are so committed to giving this gift to the people of Published Dec 18, 2015 01:32am

An investigation is under way

Pak, Saudi connection made things easier for West to understand; S. Punjab link enabled perpetuation of local ‘truth'. Updated Dec 11, 2015 10:13am

Up to 70pc there

It doesn’t appear to be about saving a few thousand rupees. There has to be greater thrill involved in Black Friday. Updated Dec 04, 2015 08:56am

Without a leader in Punjab

Finding a challenger to the younger Sharif brother is even more important than having a counter model of progress to Published Nov 27, 2015 01:48am

A pro-government protest

The recent strikes in Rahim Yar Khan against a ban on hunting licences at least open up the game for innovations. Published Nov 20, 2015 01:50am

Where leaders dare

The PML-N’s silence on the infighting within its ranks cannot be explained away by emphasising that big parties always Published Nov 13, 2015 07:47am

Protectors of Lahore, rise

Aesthetics, culture, heritage — these are words permanently absent from the opposition critique of Shahbaz Sharif’s Published Nov 06, 2015 01:28am

A colour piece

It is the PTI which to many appears to dominate in the battle of colours in Lahore and some other parts of Punjab. Published Oct 30, 2015 01:43am

Back to the roots

The PML-N’s election offices in the city are reflective of the powers it has long exercised over Lahore. Published Oct 23, 2015 01:02am

Khan versus the rest

Mired in myths that generate envy and anger, Aleem Khan was someone many wanted defeated when he first burst onto the Published Oct 16, 2015 01:27am

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