Arifa Noor

Analysis: PM Sharif, one year on

A short 12 months later it is perhaps too soon to judge a man who still has four years to prove himself.

The gap is back

THE army, despite its Sharif chief, is not happy with the Sharif on Constitution Avenue. It is fuming about poor old...

Not the way to consensus

The military officials also resort to vagueness when asked if these airstrikes are the precursor of an operation.

The media-wary chief

It’s not just because of lack of familiarity that Sharif is keeping the media at bay. Other factors are also at work.

A man of few words

Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani is a man of few words — far fewer than his predecessor.

Man without a legal legacy

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry came along, the one resurrection known to mankind had been deemed a miracle.

Militancy’s steady progress

IN a country plagued by terrorist attacks that have claimed the lives of leaders, ordinary people and the more...

Black and white narrative

WE live in a land of black and white. Our choices are between polar opposites without any middle ground or any...

The murky road ahead

FOUR years of the erstwhile ‘Mr Ten Per Cent’ and his protégés in power and a corruption scandal rocks the Supreme Court (SC). So unexpected is the political scene in Pakistan

The knives are out, but…

Since the last elections, the three main political players have played the old game of politics with a qualitative difference.

End of politics

IT is uncanny how generals in charge of the Pakistan military start to resemble each other. Despite the contrast...


AS Brigadier Imtiaz `Billa` consumes the airwaves one is compelled to acknowledge the truth uttered by David Frost...

Wonderland or Hollywood?

THOSE of us who still get our news from the newspapers first thing in the morning (and not from the 24/7 news...

If you can`t kill the fish

We are fighting a war in the north of the country. And the nation is so busy arguing over whether we should fight it...