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Arifa Noor

Making a big deal of the ‘deal’

Making a big deal of the ‘deal’

The PTI support base is upset with the leadership for playing footsie with the ‘corrupt’ ones in the opposition. Updated Feb 19, 2019 08:59am
A legal solution to politics

A legal solution to politics

Historically, we have been in the habit of expecting the judiciary to resist and change political realities. Updated Feb 12, 2019 09:02am
Not just a zero-sum game

Not just a zero-sum game

The military’s retreat had little to do with the quality of our politicians & more to do with its own internal workings. Published Feb 05, 2019 07:10am
Who really pulls the trigger?

Who really pulls the trigger?

In this la-la land that we live in, we think reforming the police is a simple matter of tinkering with the law. Updated Jan 29, 2019 09:04am
The angry Pakistani

The angry Pakistani

It’s an anger that is accompanied by a sense of helplessness at the direction in which the country is headed. Updated Jan 22, 2019 08:43am
Courting the military

Courting the military

A ‘yes’ vote may not necessarily indicate an NRO but simply an effort to smoothen ruffled feathers. Published Jan 15, 2019 06:44am
A rough ride ahead

A rough ride ahead

Is there more to the story than just the government’s mismanagement? Updated Jan 08, 2019 08:05am
In search of a legacy

In search of a legacy

Justice Nisar created headlines not just in courtrooms but by visits all across the country. Updated Feb 06, 2019 03:50pm
The distance travelled

The distance travelled

There is more than one way of viewing the Asghar Khan case, its history, and what it signifies. Updated Jan 01, 2019 02:14pm
Incumbency is the real enemy

Incumbency is the real enemy

Will the PM have to make a similar choice as Musharraf did between growth and accountability? Updated Dec 18, 2018 11:54am
More than a personality clash

More than a personality clash

The PPP and the PML-N too have had good moments with the generals, as well as bad and ugly ones. Updated Dec 11, 2018 08:07am
THE QUIET CHIEF MINISTER

THE QUIET CHIEF MINISTER

AT first glance, Punjab House hasn’t changed. The courtyard outside is just as impeccable ... Updated Dec 05, 2018 10:20am
Quiet steps towards peace

Quiet steps towards peace

The France-Germany example should not be seen to imply that the subcontinent can tread the same path. Published Dec 04, 2018 07:16am
In defence of politicians

In defence of politicians

Politicians, however corrupt or incompetent, break stalemates, and find solutions and a middle path. Published Nov 27, 2018 07:10am
Defending the indefensible

Defending the indefensible

Not all words can be salvaged or defended — some, like ‘U-turn’, are doomed to be interpreted negatively. Updated Nov 20, 2018 10:52am
Politics and ‘naya’ Pakistan

Politics and ‘naya’ Pakistan

The PTI may have formed the government in Punjab but its victory in the province is far from complete. Published Nov 13, 2018 06:53am
Is TLP here to stay?

Is TLP here to stay?

Until recently, our angst was reserved for the state’s flirtation with Deobandi groups. Updated Nov 06, 2018 10:21am
Our missing #MeToo

Our missing #MeToo

The law can only go so far when our cultural and social values are at odds with the idea of harassment. Updated Oct 31, 2018 12:33pm
A noisy press matters

A noisy press matters

Pakistan has never been a Myanmar or a Gulf monarchy where daily newspapers do little reporting. Updated Oct 23, 2018 09:27am