Arifa Noor

Occam’s razor

Suddenly, from the PML-Q to the MQM to the GDA, everyone has found their voice and their list of complaints. Updated Jan 21, 2020 09:31am

It’s the economy, stupid

Only if a news organisation has a varied revenue stream it will be in a position to resist state pressure. Published Jan 14, 2020 07:05am

On a wing and a prayer

Anger, rhetoric and droning on about what the law or Constitution says is not a political strategy; it is laziness. Updated Jan 07, 2020 07:33am

PPP’s lack of ambition

No one, not even the PPP itself, believes the party wants to win anywhere but Sindh. Updated Dec 31, 2019 07:41am

‘Crime’ and ‘punishment’

Only if we change our approach will we recognise the importance of ensuring rights for all, including the accused. Updated Dec 24, 2019 07:37am

Subplots in the story

The revolutionary spirit may have been lost along the way but the righteous zeal remains in all its ugly glory. Updated Dec 17, 2019 07:52am

Listening to the young

More should be done to hear young voices, especially by those who represent us. Published Dec 10, 2019 07:18am

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