Asha’ar Rehman

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
Grey in the picture

Grey in the picture

The coronavirus is not despised sufficiently to be subjected to any death-foretold exercise.

Published 05 Jun, 2020 07:03am
Compensating the expendable

Compensating the expendable

No empathy exists for the policeman. No one wants to save a policeman’s life.

Published 29 May, 2020 06:32am
Eid relief package

Eid relief package

The holiday season this time is governed by some grim realities that are not easy to ignore.

Published 22 May, 2020 05:54am
The murderous ‘mazdoor’

The murderous ‘mazdoor’

The bazaar becomes us. We are the bazaar. What happens backstage is none of our business.

Updated 15 May, 2020 10:22am
Heroes under attack

Heroes under attack

People have to live and let live, or let die, if, unfortunately, it comes to that.

Updated 08 May, 2020 11:06am
The 18th hole

The 18th hole

The PPP politicians for now are hiding behind the simple argument that there cannot be any change in the 18th Amendment.

Published 01 May, 2020 04:59am
Try the doctor’s cure

Try the doctor’s cure

Not everyone in government has shown the same readiness to trust the most relevant expert.

Published 24 Apr, 2020 05:39am
Partial column

Partial column

The attack on the Sindh CM must have been all the more necessary to combat the good press the PPP was getting.

Published 17 Apr, 2020 06:07am
Jahangir’s justice

Jahangir’s justice

Is it the same party that Mr Tareen had helped build and propelled to power?

Published 10 Apr, 2020 06:25am
A soap called ‘animal farm’

A soap called ‘animal farm’

The born-to-rule Sharif lions are aghast at Prime Minister Imran Khan’s insistence on stealing the PML-N poll symbol.

Published 03 Apr, 2020 06:52am