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Asha’ar Rehman

The country spread

The country spread

It is the exclusion of players from Lahore that is, sarcastically, credited for the national side’s successful campaign Published Jun 23, 2017 02:40am
Obsessed with appearances

Obsessed with appearances

It is an unending show that captures our obsession with maintaining positions, as a politician offers himself up for Published Jun 16, 2017 02:33am
Thoughts on ‘aftar’

Thoughts on ‘aftar’

You will never settle for one pronunciation, and there is no reason why you should actually. Published Jun 09, 2017 01:27am
Departure lounge

Departure lounge

The PPP continues to shed its members — losing them faster now as the election year approaches. Updated Jun 02, 2017 04:06am
One brave man standing

One brave man standing

By no stretch of the imagination is Chaudhry Nisar deserving of the title of one who repeatedly flees tough situations. Published May 26, 2017 01:24am
The two and the rest together

The two and the rest together

Misbah and Younis, who are being hailed as worthy of being placed among the greatest, played in times that required Published May 19, 2017 01:13am
In search of power

In search of power

Imran Khan chose to be philosophical and all-embracing about the pragmatic union between two dashing sons of Punjab. Updated May 12, 2017 03:32am
What we cannot hide from

What we cannot hide from

There were the usual references to how raids had yielded thousands of kilograms of donkey meat sold most probably as Updated May 05, 2017 01:33am
Tempers on the ‘go’

Tempers on the ‘go’

The harder they try to pretend they are in as much control as they had been earlier the more things look unsettled. Updated Apr 28, 2017 02:00am
A ruling and a country split

A ruling and a country split

Does the Panama ruling live up to its original promise, that it will offer something to everyone? Published Apr 21, 2017 01:20am
The hazards of early predictions

The hazards of early predictions

Today’s analyst may be better equipped than yesterday’s observer to gauge the people’s mood. But certain realities Published Apr 14, 2017 03:46am
Dowry anyone?

Dowry anyone?

Society has accepted dowry as a necessary tradition that cannot be discontinued. Published Apr 07, 2017 01:20am
Fixed positions

Fixed positions

A PPP with far greater credibility than this Zardari outfit was contained and kept out of the government in the past. Published Mar 31, 2017 03:32am
Campus questions 

Campus questions 

Why is the country lacking in a political group that could explore the space created by the rise of the recent Published Mar 24, 2017 01:19am
Route to reform

Route to reform

There is a growing tendency among persons in authority to use their powers to push for objectives outside their official Published Mar 17, 2017 02:44am
And the final word rests with...

And the final word rests with...

The order is that the final is good for us and as patriotic citizens we must all pull up our socks. Published Mar 03, 2017 01:14am
Enter the Rangers

Enter the Rangers

There are no ethnically divided zones in Lahore, ie there are no ready suspects unlike in Karachi. Published Feb 24, 2017 01:54am
The incorrectness of it all

The incorrectness of it all

On occasions when the city has been hit by terrorism, there is an immediate desire to pin it on the ‘other’. Published Feb 17, 2017 01:35am
No more Basant...

No more Basant...

It is quite remarkable that the decade-long ban has been unable to prevent youngsters from getting into the ‘dirty Updated Feb 10, 2017 10:32am