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Asha’ar Rehman

The long wait for breakup

The long wait for breakup

One important factor that binds the PML-N for now is the uncertainty about when the general election will be held. Published Nov 17, 2017 06:53am
Pre-poll routine

Pre-poll routine

The old victim card, the martyrs and the emotional speeches at their last resting places have not helped the party. Published Nov 10, 2017 01:27am
A prolonged role for Maryam

A prolonged role for Maryam

What are Nawaz Sharif’s own preferences? Does he favour Shahbaz Sharif or Maryam Nawaz? Published Nov 03, 2017 07:01am
The corruption tag

The corruption tag

Bilawal has chosen to be an extension of his father rather than a solution to him. Published Oct 27, 2017 01:34am
Two sides to a family

Two sides to a family

The romantics must have been hurt — they had been predicting that there would be no split in the family. Updated Oct 20, 2017 07:37am
Saviour on a bike

Saviour on a bike

The motorcycle ambulance is yet another example of how Shahbaz Sharif takes the lead in bringing concepts home. Published Oct 13, 2017 02:57am
Travels with a donkey

Travels with a donkey

So many of us have waited all this time to get our trophy — this low-ranking cart operator and his dead donkey to blame Published Oct 06, 2017 01:12am
An election for sure

An election for sure

An early election could be a much-needed stopover for the people to gather their thoughts before they trudge on the road Updated Sep 29, 2017 08:54am
Where logic fails

Where logic fails

The guilty Lahoris are reminded by other Lahoris and people living near and far from the city what a great opportunity Updated Sep 22, 2017 10:58am
Path to normality

Path to normality

It was not for nothing that Hafiz Saeed allowed his picture to be shown in public after refusing to be seen around for Updated Sep 15, 2017 09:34am
Where the queen ruled

Where the queen ruled

Recall that this was one exclusive part of Lahore where woman held court until a couple of generations ago. Published Sep 08, 2017 01:23am
The weight of numbers

The weight of numbers

Mystery men, apparently moved by the true spirit of giving, visit the animal markets to help the sellers realise their Published Sep 01, 2017 01:36am
The sobering element

The sobering element

One immediate reaction to the news of Mrs Kulsoom Nawaz’s illness was that it provided Mian Sahib with a reason Published Aug 25, 2017 06:53am
Nowhere from Lahore

Nowhere from Lahore

The punch has gone out of the speech. The declaration that Mian Sahib was to come up with on Aug 14 has failed Published Aug 18, 2017 12:59am
What do we do with Shahbaz? 

What do we do with Shahbaz? 

The romantic version of the saga would be where the two brothers sail in each other’s company throughout and, if worse Updated Nov 01, 2017 07:27am
Accomplices, again

Accomplices, again

Let’s not take the familiar path of terming Nawaz Sharif’s fall some kind of a nemesis for his old loyalty to Gen Zia. Published Aug 04, 2017 06:46am
Beware of the accomplice

Beware of the accomplice

The accomplices are such a permanent part of the summary justice system that the guilty are left with no chance Published Jul 28, 2017 03:27am
The battle in and for Lahore

The battle in and for Lahore

Members of the PM’s household are tight-lipped at the moment when just a sigh could be breaking news. Published Jul 21, 2017 03:48am
The torrents this monsoon

The torrents this monsoon

For some amongst us, however, no respite is ever in sight. Hoping to have crossed a river, they are confronted Published Jul 14, 2017 02:28am
Power and privilege

Power and privilege

This was a big day when Maryam Nawaz Sharif generated all kinds of contrasting reactions. Published Jul 07, 2017 06:51am