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Arifa Noor

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
PML-N’s endgame

PML-N’s endgame

It all depends on what the PML-N wants to achieve. Or, rather, what it thinks it can achieve. Updated Oct 16, 2018 02:44pm
Law doesn’t trump politics

Law doesn’t trump politics

Chances are that Jahangir Tareen will continue to play a key role in the PTI government at all levels. Published Oct 02, 2018 07:05am
A less fiery phase for PML-N

A less fiery phase for PML-N

The season of autumn will bring not just lower temperatures but also mellowed temperaments. Published Sep 25, 2018 06:02am
Tyranny of the ‘same page’

Tyranny of the ‘same page’

The goal is not to have the military and the civilians thinking alike, and with no difference of opinion. Updated Sep 19, 2018 09:20am
On again, off again

On again, off again

The story is best told not by handshakes, but the messages that Pakistan and the US sent out. Updated Sep 11, 2018 01:11pm
Strong PM vs weak CM

Strong PM vs weak CM

It is hard to avoid the conclusion that Imran Khan likes a centralised form of government. Updated Sep 04, 2018 09:50am
Shahbaz’s distasteful job

Shahbaz’s distasteful job

That has always been the former Punjab CM’s destiny — power in bits and pieces. Updated Aug 21, 2018 11:04am
Uncertainty of politics

Uncertainty of politics

Unity with a dash of disunity has been the hallmark of the opposition. Updated Aug 07, 2018 09:23am