Arifa Noor

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
Hidden fractures

Hidden fractures

Since the time of the maulana’s long march, there has been non-stop analysis of the friction between Khan and the establishment. Updated 16 Mar, 2021 11:07am
Beyond the open ballot

Beyond the open ballot

Why should a parliamentarian’s primary concern be basic amenities such as constructing drains in his constituency? Updated 09 Mar, 2021 08:16am
A twist to behold

A twist to behold

The issue here is that the Islamabad election is but a smaller story arc. Published 02 Mar, 2021 07:15am
How elections work

How elections work

The problem is with an electoral system that is open to manipulation. Published 23 Feb, 2021 06:57am
Selecting the Senate

Selecting the Senate

The run-up to the Senate election is never without its fair share of stories, gossip and controversies. Published 16 Feb, 2021 07:13am
The size of the fight

The size of the fight

What allows a politician to tower over others and attract voters across districts and provinces? Published 09 Feb, 2021 06:30am
Educating Pakistan

Educating Pakistan

The PTI government is obsessing with curriculum because it’s easier to tinker with it than fix the education standards. Updated 02 Feb, 2021 08:53am
Words, words, words

Words, words, words

There was little in terms of contributions in our own language as we wrestled with the pandemic. Published 19 Jan, 2021 07:59am
Protesting in Pakistan

Protesting in Pakistan

Even sorrow acknowledged by all is not enough to move a ruler who has been forced to take notice. Published 12 Jan, 2021 07:06am
Politics of monotony

Politics of monotony

The PDM’s recent brainstorming, which ended without any major announcement, surprised few. Published 05 Jan, 2021 07:55am