Stories for: Arifa Noor

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...

From the same page to the same table?

THE government-Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan talks are now becoming an unending soap opera with its interminable twists...

Not the way to consensus

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

Chronicle of an appearance foretold

Cups of teas were gulped down as bets were placed on how this new episode of Mera Sultan would end.

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...

An unlikely avenger in a winter of shortages

For years, armchair analysts have spoken of an Islamist takeover in Islamabad but not a single one predicted that ...

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

Balochistan: ‘The toxic air of three years ago is dissipating’

The change, which is most evident in Quetta and beyond too, is mainly attributed to the chief justice of 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...

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Madressah reform difficulty

End of a crisis

The dissension within

Universities’ challenge


More than money needed

Measuring poverty

Lure of the blue passport

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