Arifa Noor

Questionable delay

Questionable delay

One finds it hard to believe that technocrats can be a solution. Updated 31 Jan, 2023 08:56am
Discontent below

Discontent below

Discontent is bound to grow and so will eventually disorder. Updated 24 Jan, 2023 09:00am
Elections, inevitable?

Elections, inevitable?

As the country gears up for elections, three factors will be critical to the developments ahead. Updated 17 Jan, 2023 08:55am
Election day prep

Election day prep

All our Neros are busy with activities which usually only begin in earnest when an election is due. Updated 10 Jan, 2023 09:10am
Desperately seeking stability

Desperately seeking stability

Chaudhry Parvez Elahi’s interview has added an urgency to political activity in Lahore. Updated 20 Dec, 2022 09:04am
Good things

Good things

The podcast ‘Empire’ is a walk through a historical era with detours and a pace that’s slow or brisk. Published 13 Dec, 2022 07:46am
Hobson’s choice for PML-N

Hobson’s choice for PML-N

With time on his side, even if Khan took a short break from politics, he would still retain his position. Updated 06 Dec, 2022 03:11pm
A new beginning?

A new beginning?

Is it even possible to begin these conversations, which might prove a tad uncomfortable? Updated 29 Nov, 2022 09:00am
An extended question

An extended question

Power structures have transformed to make extensions irresistible. Updated 22 Nov, 2022 08:13am
Losses adding up

Losses adding up

Post-2008, PML-N leadership made a concerted effort to move away from this 1990s image. Updated 15 Nov, 2022 09:33am
Brutalised society

Brutalised society

We can only laugh and cry at what stands out as our brutalisation. Updated 08 Nov, 2022 07:54am
Shock and awe

Shock and awe

The historic press conference continues to be discussed days after it was held. Updated 01 Nov, 2022 07:52am
Violence with impunity

Violence with impunity

The Sharma and Jatoi cases were seminal in that they both illustrated a changing society. Updated 25 Oct, 2022 07:58am
By-election blues

By-election blues

It is hard to say if this is a vote for the PTI or a vote against the PDM. Updated 18 Oct, 2022 08:26am
Our quiet desperation

Our quiet desperation

How the entire ruling elite can ignore the mood of the populace is mind-boggling. Published 11 Oct, 2022 07:13am
No saviours in sight

No saviours in sight

Mere mortals don’t have the brains to match the grey matter bestowed on those who rule us. Updated 04 Oct, 2022 09:27am
Authoritarianism & democracy

Authoritarianism & democracy

More democratic dispensations in India and Bangladesh (compared to Pakistan) have not led to more democratic structures. Updated 20 Sep, 2022 09:10am