Asha’ar Rehman

Problem with two in one

Problem with two in one

Karachi must decide the core question of whether they are travelling as a group or as individual independent fortune-seekers. Updated 23 Oct, 2020 08:06am
Countdown — to mediation?

Countdown — to mediation?

There will be some defensive administrative measures in place to try and minimise the impact of the PDM jalsa. Published 16 Oct, 2020 07:45am
Try, try again

Try, try again

The N-League has been projected as a party of the corrupt; to this has been added the allegation of treason. Updated 09 Oct, 2020 07:53am
In awe of ‘awami’ leaders

In awe of ‘awami’ leaders

There is work to be done to rid the latest in the long line of heirs of her aloofness in aid of a softer image. Published 02 Oct, 2020 07:11am
Same old Nizam

Same old Nizam

It is important that the emissary has got the message right. Published 25 Sep, 2020 07:32am
Pappu and politics

Pappu and politics

The debate on turning executions of capital convicts into terrifying spectacles of deterrence has gone on through all these years. Updated 18 Sep, 2020 07:53am
Post-innocence period

Post-innocence period

Pemra itself cannot be faulted for jumping into the pool without first telling everyone to cover up. Published 11 Sep, 2020 07:24am
Soon to a theatre near you

Soon to a theatre near you

The latest monsoon meetings may well result in some kind of forward-looking partnership from the opposition’s point of view. Published 04 Sep, 2020 07:26am
Etiquette of being indisposed

Etiquette of being indisposed

The ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs’ are an essential part of the ‘beemar’ culture so integral to our social life. Updated 28 Aug, 2020 10:26am
Return of one who never left

Return of one who never left

There had been signs of a revival and return that we chose to ignore, as we celebrated a victory against a general that never was. Updated 21 Aug, 2020 10:36am
The jump, not quite

The jump, not quite

The PML-N was torn between the urge to seize the moment and not irk the authorities beyond a certain limit. Updated 14 Aug, 2020 10:36am
Today, 30 years ago

Today, 30 years ago

The 1990 dismissal provided Benazir plenty of reasons to rethink strategy. Published 07 Aug, 2020 07:37am
Four and a half questions

Four and a half questions

These Covid-19 days have been filled with strange tension. People have been living on the edge. Published 31 Jul, 2020 07:09am
One option for every situation

One option for every situation

Wouldn’t it be embarrassing for a government officer expected to run a town smoothly to be held hostage by a group of traders? Updated 24 Jul, 2020 09:40am
Going with the buzz

Going with the buzz

As the selectors look for a new bride, the candidates who push the tea trolley betray knowledge that has taken the matchmaker a Published 17 Jul, 2020 07:21am
Naan issue

Naan issue

While so much else around the tandoor has changed, some topics of discussion are eternally the same. Published 10 Jul, 2020 07:17am
A popular epitaph

A popular epitaph

There are countless distressed souls wandering in this vast desert looking for the right ideology. Updated 03 Jul, 2020 09:13am
Scientific advancement

Scientific advancement

It appears that Fawad Chaudhry also chooses his targets within his party with utmost care. Updated 26 Jun, 2020 09:11am
Game of the name

Game of the name

The current opposition is doing its best to keep the name-calling convention alive. Published 19 Jun, 2020 07:30am
The veils come off

The veils come off

The compromise formula of intermittent lockdowns is still not acceptable to those who arbitrate between our lives and livelihoods. Published 12 Jun, 2020 07:17am