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Asha’ar Rehman

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
Corridors and other peace openings

Corridors and other peace openings

Those who agree with idea of peace in Pakistan, India have spent last seven decades waiting for the right combination. Updated Nov 30, 2018 09:25am
Century-old promises

Century-old promises

It would have been rather unreal if Khan Sahib had passed this stage with any less difficulty than the others. Published Nov 23, 2018 07:02am
One escape too many

One escape too many

The Data Darbar show was not taken too seriously because its organisers had failed to properly showcase their prowess. Updated Nov 09, 2018 09:58am
Sahafi Colony, Lahore

Sahafi Colony, Lahore

Imagine a few hundred families dependent on a single profession for their livelihood, and plagued every day by stories Published Nov 02, 2018 07:10am
The man in charge

The man in charge

It has been Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi vs Hamza Shahbaz Sharif and his PML-N in Lahore for the past many days. Updated Oct 27, 2018 12:21pm
No sweets, only a smile

No sweets, only a smile

The Sharif sentiment is similar to the delight expressed by a condemned man who has just been promised a new life. Published Oct 19, 2018 07:14am
A protest not named PML-N

A protest not named PML-N

There is a quite persistent argument for adopting a more risk-prone and adventurous course instead of the rather sober Published Oct 12, 2018 07:26am