Arifa Noor

Frenemies, within and without

Undoubtedly, there are many who feel Pakistan has a lot more to offer, which makes it important for Washington. Updated Nov 26, 2019 07:31am

Deus ex machina

There is no room for a political settlement once the decision is taken elsewhere. Updated Nov 19, 2019 08:46am

Democracy begins at home

If there are many in a party who don’t agree with the final decision, is it enough that it is the ‘right’ decision? Updated Nov 12, 2019 07:27am

READ: In the blink of a dharna

"Despite his thundering, no politician with stakes in the electoral system can blithely lead his supporters towards ... Published Nov 05, 2019 11:59am

In the blink of a dharna

The ‘long march’ or dharna has now become a part of post-2008 politics. Published Nov 05, 2019 07:12am

Trapped by the past

The streak of vengeance doesn’t just stop with trials and prison terms. Published Oct 29, 2019 07:16am

Work behind the headlines

The Financial Action Task Force’s meetings are bookended by much hysteria within and outside Pakistan. Published Oct 22, 2019 06:59am

What the maulana wants

Maulana Fazlur Rehman appears firm. For him, October means October, and the 27th to be exact. Updated Oct 10, 2019 11:12am

Imran Khan’s headache in Punjab

If the PTI does not deliver, its ability to weaken the PML-N in its stronghold will remain just a promise. Published Sep 24, 2019 07:24am

An unequal society

We continue to live in an unequal and class-based society, but prefer to pretend otherwise. Published Sep 17, 2019 07:07am

Politics and longevity

In Pakistan, no one is tolerated for decades — at least not in power. Published Sep 10, 2019 05:49am

The power of words

It is assumed that if a bias is visible, it might be deliberate, but that is not necessarily so. Updated Sep 03, 2019 10:31am

Obsessed with corruption

There is a consensus that anyone who is a little better than comfortable has made money illegally. Published Aug 27, 2019 06:59am

The unspoken reality

Pakistani society needs to understand that war is not an option. Published Aug 20, 2019 07:22am

More democracy or less?

The debate on the secret ballot that kicked off last week is not a simple one. Published Aug 06, 2019 07:01am

‘Out, damn’d spot! Out’

The red lines seem to be increasing with frequency; the obvious use of ‘mute’ during talk shows is a clear indication. Updated Jul 30, 2019 08:32am

The Senate sideshow

Chances are that the move to remove the Senate chairman will have little impact on the larger stage. Published Jul 23, 2019 07:15am