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Asha’ar Rehman

Local methods

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

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

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

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

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

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
One speech and more

One speech and more

Regularly striking a chord with the audience is a tough route and the PM’s journey has come with its own highs and lows. Published Feb 22, 2019 07:37am
Chilgozas anyone?

Chilgozas anyone?

The experts go over the gas bills from the last season and decide to charge the comparatively bigger consumers. Published Feb 15, 2019 07:00am
That Aleem Khan moment

That Aleem Khan moment

Signs of Khan's continued importance in post-election PTI seem to have been limited to intra-party rumblings. Updated Feb 08, 2019 08:13am
Doctors in democracy

Doctors in democracy

The angry Sharif detractors do not appear to understand that dealing generously with one’s enemies is also effective. Updated Feb 01, 2019 08:51am
And then they came for us

And then they came for us

The roots are important. Identity matters. Typically, as the news first comes in, the hope is that the targeted people Updated Jan 25, 2019 08:17am
The search for an idiom

The search for an idiom

PM Khan had never made an effort to hide just how eager he was to have Nadeem Chann or Qamar Kaira by his side. Updated Jan 18, 2019 12:53pm
Winds of no change

Winds of no change

A safe Basant is an unrealistic target in so many ways. Updated Jan 11, 2019 09:50am
The same old January

The same old January

As if to mark the one year anniversary of Zainab’s murder, the FIA recently revealed details of yet another predator. Updated Jan 04, 2019 04:16pm
When someone calls it a day

When someone calls it a day

This could well have been the call of a tired man for release from worldly obligations. Updated Dec 28, 2018 08:49am
From an era long gone

From an era long gone

Ali Ejaz came from and was rooted deep in the other side of the divide, the start of the 1980s invariably being the line Published Dec 21, 2018 07:20am
Saad Rafique’s example

Saad Rafique’s example

There were signs that he would be selected for this role, a role as central and significant as the overawing Sharif Published Dec 14, 2018 07:01am
Two men on Imran’s side

Two men on Imran’s side

Together, they represented trends that were central to the PTI’s promise as a modern outfit. Updated Dec 07, 2018 11:09am