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Asha’ar Rehman

Why I love Chaudhry Nisar

Why I love Chaudhry Nisar

Nisar does this impossible act where he regrets a certain part of the past, without bringing in his own loyalty. Updated Jun 22, 2018 08:01am
In the season of questions

In the season of questions

What options does a veteran politician, embarrassingly frustrated by the party bosses over an election ticket, have? Updated Jun 15, 2018 04:11pm
Making light of a tough job

Making light of a tough job

That Shahbaz is still leading the party during Nawaz's absence is a reason for party workers to persevere with PML-N. Updated Jun 08, 2018 08:35am
Crazy times

Crazy times

The Nasir Khosa episode betrays in PTI a panic that an outfit claiming it was all set to win could hardly be proud of. Updated Jun 01, 2018 07:57am
In spite of the narrative

In spite of the narrative

Mian Sahib now wants to drum up support as an ideological politician out to cut his old masters down to size. Updated May 25, 2018 07:36am
Think before you leave

Think before you leave

There have been many who have shown a total lack of understanding of the art of leaving in the ongoing Pakistani season Published May 18, 2018 05:07am
Origins of numbers

Origins of numbers

Some of the old-mould folk had to give way to those who promised Imran Khan a more earnest shot at power. Updated May 04, 2018 09:40am
A politician finds his lost voice

A politician finds his lost voice

Mr Chan of the PTI is far more forthright and confident about what he wants to achieve than the one who was on shows Published Apr 27, 2018 07:48am
MADEEHA, MADNESS, METHOD

MADEEHA, MADNESS, METHOD

Some references are unavoidable. The memory trail inevitably leads one to The Mall and, inescapably, to Gen Zia’s... Published Apr 26, 2018 06:50am
Mother of all cities

Mother of all cities

There’s a certain kind of monotony in Lahore that is sometimes killing. Updated Apr 20, 2018 10:53am
Front versus party

Front versus party

The Junoobi Suba Mahaz takes the focus off PTI as the alternative to PML-N and PPP in Punjab and even beyond. Published Apr 13, 2018 07:06am
The contest heats up

The contest heats up

The need for coming up with Imran Khan occasions has been increasingly felt in the face of the relentless campaign run Published Apr 06, 2018 06:41am
Ideology is irrelevant

Ideology is irrelevant

The people know that only those who are not really vying for power have the time to indulge the ideologically inclined. Published Mar 30, 2018 07:06am
Lahore station

Lahore station

The romance of the railway station was just too overpowering for the impressionable to escape its magic. Updated Mar 23, 2018 01:32pm
The upper house and above

The upper house and above

It would do no one any harm if a cursory glance were to be cast at the PML-N’s own conduct. Published Mar 16, 2018 07:14am
The rise and rise of Maryam Nawaz

The rise and rise of Maryam Nawaz

Ignoring financial scandals surrounding her family, she represents the non-compromising flank of the ruling PML-N, Updated May 17, 2018 12:28pm
A great gamble in Punjab

A great gamble in Punjab

If Bilawal comes to Lahore to fight an election, he must begin from scratch. Published Mar 09, 2018 04:07am
A change of face

A change of face

Shahbaz Sharif has to maintain a delicate balance. He must retain his individual profile but also show closeness to Published Mar 02, 2018 06:59am
That moment again

That moment again

The PML-N has thus far defied history and Pakistani common sense to stay alive under extremely trying circumstances. Published Feb 23, 2018 07:25am