Arifa Noor

Discipline and punish

Discipline and punish

The larger issue is that many within the police and the state view the role of the police as not one of service but of control. Updated 27 Jul, 2021 07:53am
Shifting goalposts

Shifting goalposts

Afghanistan is one place where proxy war by regional and bigger powers has always been a constant. Updated 20 Jul, 2021 08:56am
Beyond drawing rooms

Beyond drawing rooms

There is cause for concern when gossip and analysis become interchangeable. Published 06 Jul, 2021 06:56am
The new Wild West

The new Wild West

Regulations for digital media are inevitable, though it’s hard to say what shape they will take. Updated 29 Jun, 2021 08:06am
Understanding abuse

Understanding abuse

Condemnations have been rare while there is no debate on the prevalence of such abuse beyond the Mufti Azizur Rehman case. Updated 22 Jun, 2021 07:50am
Debating the budget

Debating the budget

Parties, too, have grown, it seems, and are being compelled to think about their problematic economic policies. Updated 15 Jun, 2021 10:02am
Unpacking the message

Unpacking the message

Whatever "oppositioning" has to be done will take place on the floor of parliament and for this the PDM needs the PPP. Updated 01 Jun, 2021 08:02am
A ‘new’ beginning

A ‘new’ beginning

Can those who engineer a deposition forget what led to the removal and allow a return to glory? Published 25 May, 2021 06:56am
Trending political talk

Trending political talk

Come December and the Lahore jalsa and the shirt lengths went up a bit. The fad was changing. Published 18 May, 2021 05:52am
Election night confusion

Election night confusion

Poll manipulation in Pakistan occurs in the run-up to elections and on election day itself. Updated 11 May, 2021 09:16am
The TLP and elections

The TLP and elections

Pakistan has always made space for Islamist parties electorally; they have rarely been successful enough to be a national force. Updated 04 May, 2021 09:11am
Finding peace

Finding peace

It may do well to focus on matters so small that they fly under the radar and attract little praise or criticism. Updated 27 Apr, 2021 08:41am
Cabinet lotto

Cabinet lotto

To return to finance, the second change in the key ministry is interesting for how it differs from the first. Updated 20 Apr, 2021 09:44am
The virus’s latest attack

The virus’s latest attack

Along with the challenges of the vaccination drive, there is another one looming large. Published 13 Apr, 2021 07:56am
Questioning education

Questioning education

Those with power don’t care too much for the public-sector education system. Updated 06 Apr, 2021 08:56am
PDM’s infighting

PDM’s infighting

Both parties gain by keeping the PDM alive, with all its components. Updated 30 Mar, 2021 08:50am
Vaccination for a few

Vaccination for a few

The pandemic forced many of us to pay considerable attention to the health sector and the state’s role. Updated 23 Mar, 2021 08:34am