Arifa Noor

Accountability clichés

Accountability clichés

Politics determines corrupt practices and those who are to be held accountable cannot escape. Updated 12 Oct, 2021 08:40am
Walking the talk

Walking the talk

The anger that a government would talk to those who have caused bloodshed is understandable. Updated 05 Oct, 2021 08:26am
Politics’ winged chariot

Politics’ winged chariot

When others are shifting gears to election preparations, the PML-N is caught in its internal woes. Updated 21 Sep, 2021 08:40am
The tide of fortunes

The tide of fortunes

First-time rulers in the land of the pure feel their decision-making should know no check. Updated 14 Sep, 2021 07:58am
Blood over politics

Blood over politics

When it comes to the PML-N, the only question is about who will lead the party and what its narrative will be. Updated 07 Sep, 2021 08:28am
No justice, no peace

No justice, no peace

Even in today’s polarised times, women-friendly laws can bring parties together in parliament. Published 31 Aug, 2021 07:45am
Dispensable advice

Dispensable advice

The existence of a freer debate and dissenting views does not necessarily feed into policymaking. Published 24 Aug, 2021 07:40am
Wars lost and won

Wars lost and won

It seemed that in Iraq and in Afghanistan, the focus was on recruiting and training people but not on building institutions. Updated 17 Aug, 2021 08:21am
Politicians’ real enemy

Politicians’ real enemy

Chief secretaries and police chiefs have been appointed and removed at a mind-boggling pace. Updated 10 Aug, 2021 09:36am
Films and reality

Films and reality

It is hard to remember if films ever glamorised the relationship between first cousins. Published 03 Aug, 2021 07:44am
Discipline and punish

Discipline and punish

The larger issue is that many within the police and the state view the role of the police as not one of service but of control. Updated 27 Jul, 2021 07:53am
Shifting goalposts

Shifting goalposts

Afghanistan is one place where proxy war by regional and bigger powers has always been a constant. Updated 20 Jul, 2021 08:56am
Beyond drawing rooms

Beyond drawing rooms

There is cause for concern when gossip and analysis become interchangeable. Published 06 Jul, 2021 06:56am
The new Wild West

The new Wild West

Regulations for digital media are inevitable, though it’s hard to say what shape they will take. Updated 29 Jun, 2021 08:06am
Understanding abuse

Understanding abuse

Condemnations have been rare while there is no debate on the prevalence of such abuse beyond the Mufti Azizur Rehman case. Updated 22 Jun, 2021 07:50am
Debating the budget

Debating the budget

Parties, too, have grown, it seems, and are being compelled to think about their problematic economic policies. Updated 15 Jun, 2021 10:02am
Unpacking the message

Unpacking the message

Whatever "oppositioning" has to be done will take place on the floor of parliament and for this the PDM needs the PPP. Updated 01 Jun, 2021 08:02am
A ‘new’ beginning

A ‘new’ beginning

Can those who engineer a deposition forget what led to the removal and allow a return to glory? Published 25 May, 2021 06:56am