Arifa Noor

Revolution is not a lunch party

Revolution is not a lunch party

Sharif’s speech was aggressive. But it would be a disservice to him to view it as a declaration of battle. Updated 22 Sep, 2020 08:40am
The outrage machinery

The outrage machinery

Women lawyers, women activists and women police officers were conspicuous by their absence on the channels. Updated 15 Sep, 2020 10:10am
Accountability rush

Accountability rush

No one seems interested in demanding stronger, more independent institutions. Published 08 Sep, 2020 07:15am
Karachi’s real dilemma

Karachi’s real dilemma

PML-N is a party of Punjab while the PPP has transformed itself into one that is restricted to Sindh. Published 01 Sep, 2020 07:27am
The JKT dilemma

The JKT dilemma

JKT, due to his closeness to Khan, was always an easy target for political rivals who could poke holes in the PTI’s clean image. Updated 25 Aug, 2020 02:11pm
The JKT dilemma

The JKT dilemma

The PM will find it far from easy to quickly restore the visible influence enjoyed by Tareen in the past. Updated 25 Aug, 2020 11:20am
Maryam 1, NAB 0

Maryam 1, NAB 0

Dynastic politics and her father have marked Maryam as heir, and for now, little appears to stand in her way. Published 18 Aug, 2020 09:49am
Maryam 1, NAB 0

Maryam 1, NAB 0

Dynastic politics and her father have marked Maryam as heir, and for now, little appears to stand in her way. Updated 18 Aug, 2020 09:49am
Widening the Kashmir debate

Widening the Kashmir debate

Discussion is needed on all IHK-related changes in order to understand and find ways to deal with them. Updated 11 Aug, 2020 07:38am
Khan and his ‘advisers’

Khan and his ‘advisers’

The PM thinks that traditional politicians aren’t trained for complex governance. Updated 04 Aug, 2020 08:25am
Overstating the state

Overstating the state

We spent decades believing that right-wing tendencies have been imposed by authoritarian regimes. Published 28 Jul, 2020 07:24am
Bleeding green

Bleeding green

We have reduced the abstract issue of patriotism and loyalty to a legal one. Published 21 Jul, 2020 07:17am
Price of ambition in Karachi

Price of ambition in Karachi

What possessed a young man who once contested a local election in Lyari to become a gangster? Updated 14 Jul, 2020 08:47am
Anger is no strategy

Anger is no strategy

The pilot debate reminds one of a different controversy where similar arguments were witnessed. Updated 07 Jul, 2020 09:16am
Story of an end foretold

Story of an end foretold

Even if Imran Khan decides to change the party culture, the rivalries will not go away. Updated 30 Jun, 2020 09:04am
Home and away

Home and away

In some countries, successful efforts seem to have been built around local solutions. Published 23 Jun, 2020 11:06pm
A state to trust

A state to trust

This relationship of distrust has been in the making for years. Published 16 Jun, 2020 07:29am
Scales of accountability

Scales of accountability

If the point is to keep them looking over their shoulders, it’s a job well done. Published 09 Jun, 2020 07:01am
Politics of the moon

Politics of the moon

Why haven’t we been able to determine Islamic dates in a secular and technological manner? Updated 02 Jun, 2020 10:15am
Parliament comes undone

Parliament comes undone

To some extent, the unequal relationship between party heads and parties has made parliament redundant. Published 19 May, 2020 07:26am