Arifa Noor

A twist to behold

A twist to behold

The issue here is that the Islamabad election is but a smaller story arc. Published 02 Mar, 2021 07:15am
How elections work

How elections work

The problem is with an electoral system that is open to manipulation. Published 23 Feb, 2021 06:57am
Selecting the Senate

Selecting the Senate

The run-up to the Senate election is never without its fair share of stories, gossip and controversies. Published 16 Feb, 2021 07:13am
The size of the fight

The size of the fight

What allows a politician to tower over others and attract voters across districts and provinces? Published 09 Feb, 2021 06:30am
Educating Pakistan

Educating Pakistan

The PTI government is obsessing with curriculum because it’s easier to tinker with it than fix the education standards. Updated 02 Feb, 2021 08:53am
Words, words, words

Words, words, words

There was little in terms of contributions in our own language as we wrestled with the pandemic. Published 19 Jan, 2021 07:59am
Protesting in Pakistan

Protesting in Pakistan

Even sorrow acknowledged by all is not enough to move a ruler who has been forced to take notice. Published 12 Jan, 2021 07:06am
Politics of monotony

Politics of monotony

The PDM’s recent brainstorming, which ended without any major announcement, surprised few. Published 05 Jan, 2021 07:55am
PTI versus PTI

PTI versus PTI

The ruling party was more under pressure owing to its own shortcomings rather than anything done by any other entity. Updated 03 Jan, 2021 01:59am
The year that was

The year that was

The cure in the shape of the vaccine will not fix the ills the pandemic highlighted. Published 29 Dec, 2020 07:48am
Too grand a dialogue

Too grand a dialogue

No one is clear about what it will focus on or what it aims to achieve. Published 22 Dec, 2020 07:24am
Now that Lahore is over

Now that Lahore is over

If Imran Khan doesn’t take hold of the initiative right now, it may be too late for him, closer to the march. Published 15 Dec, 2020 07:15am
A woman’s place

A woman’s place

So Aseefa was thrown into the ‘jalsa’ to make up for the absence of her brother but not in her own right? Updated 08 Dec, 2020 08:37am
Eight months of a pandemic

Eight months of a pandemic

So much is unknown about the infection that views have changed rapidly about what needs to be done. Updated 01 Dec, 2020 08:20am
Judging restraints

Judging restraints

Like weddings in Pakistan, political dialogues too tend to favour the inclusion of the extended clan. Updated 24 Nov, 2020 08:17am
The devil is in the detail

The devil is in the detail

Everyone is busy writing on his own page and ignoring what the others are scribbling away. Updated 17 Nov, 2020 09:29am
After the vote

After the vote

That Trump didn’t deliver on his populist politics in four years didn’t deter his supporters. Published 10 Nov, 2020 07:02am
Smoke and mirrors

Smoke and mirrors

It is for the political parties to sit at the same table and recognise each other as legitimate. Published 03 Nov, 2020 07:56am
Fight to the last speech

Fight to the last speech

The coming together of the opposition has taken centre stage while the govt has been reduced to little more than reactions galore. Updated 27 Oct, 2020 08:25am