Arifa Noor

Eight months of a pandemic

Eight months of a pandemic

So much is unknown about the infection that views have changed rapidly about what needs to be done. Updated 01 Dec, 2020 08:20am
Judging restraints

Judging restraints

Like weddings in Pakistan, political dialogues too tend to favour the inclusion of the extended clan. Updated 24 Nov, 2020 08:17am
The devil is in the detail

The devil is in the detail

Everyone is busy writing on his own page and ignoring what the others are scribbling away. Updated 17 Nov, 2020 09:29am
After the vote

After the vote

That Trump didn’t deliver on his populist politics in four years didn’t deter his supporters. Published 10 Nov, 2020 07:02am
Smoke and mirrors

Smoke and mirrors

It is for the political parties to sit at the same table and recognise each other as legitimate. Published 03 Nov, 2020 07:56am
Fight to the last speech

Fight to the last speech

The coming together of the opposition has taken centre stage while the govt has been reduced to little more than reactions galore. Updated 27 Oct, 2020 08:25am
Beware the idea of a march

Beware the idea of a march

The long march was a staple of the political script in the 1990s as well as in the post-2008 period. Updated 20 Oct, 2020 08:19am
The system & rape survivor

The system & rape survivor

What if the court does not think the accusation hurts the survivor’s ‘honour’? It’s best to not think of the answer. Published 13 Oct, 2020 06:52am
Shadows on the wall

Shadows on the wall

The establishment is now more aware of its limitations, whether out of experience or sheer reality. Updated 29 Sep, 2020 09:08am
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