Arifa Noor

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
Beyond the rescue

Beyond the rescue

We need serious and public conversations about how Pakistan will cope with climate change in the future. Updated 13 Sep, 2022 09:22am
Journalism’s last stand

Journalism’s last stand

The viewership or the readership is least important in this ruthless power game. Updated 06 Sep, 2022 10:55am
Question of age

Question of age

Those sitting in government were not even celebrating with the people. Updated 16 Aug, 2022 09:57am
Cult Of Charisma

Cult Of Charisma

How Pakistani leaders arise from the crucible of economic change. They may not command an electoral majority but every one of them Updated 14 Aug, 2022 05:47pm
Whack-a-mole

Whack-a-mole

The stories of our accountability issues are like magical realism tales. Updated 09 Aug, 2022 10:53am
Karma and the economy

Karma and the economy

The PML-N has been bitten where it hurts and the PTI is chortling but these roles could be reversed. Updated 02 Aug, 2022 09:28am
Unpacking the youth bulge

Unpacking the youth bulge

ECP says by the 2023 elections 45pc of the voters would be under the age of 35. Updated 26 Jul, 2022 08:28am
Reading the room

Reading the room

It was hard to find someone who spoke of the PML-N’s popularity in Punjab. Updated 19 Jul, 2022 08:53am
All eyes on Sunday

All eyes on Sunday

The PTI seems to be riding a wave at the moment, though it has chosen electables for most elections. Updated 14 Jul, 2022 09:33am
The Punjab question

The Punjab question

Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif have the same goal: ‘pick me, choose me, love me’. Updated 05 Jul, 2022 08:46am
Silencing the disappeared

Silencing the disappeared

Unlike the court hearings, we now rarely hear of cases of enforced disappearances. Published 28 Jun, 2022 09:20am
Tale of the missing PM

Tale of the missing PM

Communications matter, especially in difficult times, and crises have and can turn men and women into leaders. Updated 21 Jun, 2022 07:32am
Up the IMF creek

Up the IMF creek

It's easier to blame technocrats than accept that we have been travelling up the creek after having dropped the paddle way back. Updated 14 Jun, 2022 08:56am
Confusion before the ruin

Confusion before the ruin

The PML-N is finally in power but it appears to be struggling between its democratic credentials and its atavistic origins. Updated 07 Jun, 2022 08:45am
Dumbing up journalism

Dumbing up journalism

It was just not the six degrees of separation with Talat Aslam which made his loss seem personal. Published 31 May, 2022 08:48am
A velvet glove

A velvet glove

The general didn’t have an easy task when he took over, but in retrospect, he managed it rather well. Updated 24 May, 2022 08:31am
A whiff of hope

A whiff of hope

Despite the old script that has played out in front of us, political events do indicate some changes. Updated 17 May, 2022 08:27am