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Asha’ar Rehman

The Lahores that have been

Little do the new rulers care to understand that despite its exalted status in the Sharif kingdom, Lahore is still far Published Jul 19, 2019 06:17am

Do-or-die measures

This latest horror in the PTI’s campaign is to try and black out the messages of the opposition leaders. Updated Jul 12, 2019 07:41am

The original prime suspect

Will this arrest make PML-N cadres insecure and lead to large-scale defections from the Sharif camp? Updated Jul 05, 2019 08:18am

It takes two to tangle

Quite often, mistakenly, the Shahbaz-Maryam situation is compared to an old and successful formula. Updated Jun 28, 2019 08:40am

Leader, party, worker

They may have the hereditary licence to take the fight to the streets, but do they have their parties and workers ready? Published Jun 21, 2019 07:06am

No escape from the past

The PPP and PML-N must now be ready to do penance for their deeds beyond the current sufferings of their leaders. Published Jun 14, 2019 07:06am

Where heat and hostility meet

The strategy makers of the PPP and PML-N cannot be blamed for hoping that once they begin their movement they will be Published May 31, 2019 07:23am

Partying together

For the latter part of the period that the PTI has been in power, it was more a case of them — the corrupt leaders of Published May 24, 2019 06:59am

Down to the local bard

A Punjabi poem that celebrates bad qualities associated with politician is propaganda that takes time maturing. Updated May 17, 2019 07:30am

Parties within parties

A whole new setup, that has PML-N stalwarts operating from a variety of party posts, is in place now. Published May 10, 2019 07:22am

Happy returns

No less than 33 of the top taxpayers were from Karachi. Only six of the richest people from Lahore made it to the list. Published May 03, 2019 06:59am

Change and survival

Perhaps there’s a more difficult question that troubles the minds of the good souls always looking for change. Updated Apr 26, 2019 07:52am

Exclusive offers

Talk of NAB’s special treatment towards the bureaucrats will only add to its reputation as a tool against the most Published Apr 19, 2019 07:13am

Local methods

The naming of the fundamental rural councils as panchayats is an obvious attempt to create greater proximity between Published Apr 12, 2019 06:41am

Southern sensitivities

For a whole day earlier this week, two groups within the PTI clashed with each other in full public view. Updated Apr 05, 2019 08:14am

Our treatment of them

This was not about the millions who are left at the mercy of the half-prepared messiahs in charge of hospitals. Updated Mar 29, 2019 08:34am

The headline makers

How and why did the good solid slogans fade away from our lives, and come to be replaced by matter-of-fact stuff? Published Mar 22, 2019 07:06am

Domestic gains on this side

Chohan arrived with a bang, but with time it was realised that the ruling party needed to make idiomatic adjustments. Updated Mar 08, 2019 10:29am

This side of war

There are no prizes for guessing what forced the BJP leadership to do what it has been doing since the Pulwama attack. Updated Mar 01, 2019 10:07am