Arifa Noor

Story of an end foretold

Story of an end foretold

Even if Imran Khan decides to change the party culture, the rivalries will not go away.

Updated Jun 30, 2020 09:04am
Home and away

Home and away

In some countries, successful efforts seem to have been built around local solutions.

Published Jun 23, 2020 11:06pm
A state to trust

A state to trust

This relationship of distrust has been in the making for years.

Published Jun 16, 2020 07:29am
Scales of accountability

Scales of accountability

If the point is to keep them looking over their shoulders, it’s a job well done.

Published Jun 09, 2020 07:01am
Politics of the moon

Politics of the moon

Why haven’t we been able to determine Islamic dates in a secular and technological manner?

Updated Jun 02, 2020 10:15am
Parliament comes undone

Parliament comes undone

To some extent, the unequal relationship between party heads and parties has made parliament redundant.

Published May 19, 2020 07:26am
PPP’s Young Turks

PPP’s Young Turks

The party seems to be waking up to the media’s changing reality.

Published May 12, 2020 05:04am
Defiant conciliation

Defiant conciliation

Parties opt for violence only when the state leaves them with no political space.

Updated May 05, 2020 11:14am
The easy target

The easy target

Earlier, religiosity was rarely accompanied by a constant effort to ensure its correct interpretation.

Published Apr 28, 2020 05:16am
Patterns of life

Patterns of life

It’s hard to understand why a city that over 10 years ago was shaken by suicide attacks seems scarier now.

Published Apr 14, 2020 06:42am
In defence of politics

In defence of politics

The opposition will and should point out what the government is doing wrong.

Published Apr 07, 2020 06:51am
Questions and answers

Questions and answers

To do or not to do is what the prime minister can’t stop debating.

Published Mar 31, 2020 07:07am
When pandemics strike

When pandemics strike

In the wake of the Spanish flu, healthcare for all became the responsibility of states.

Published Mar 24, 2020 06:41am
Op-eds in the time of corona

Op-eds in the time of corona

Some recommendations for those who have time to read something longer than a tweet on COVID-19.

Published Mar 17, 2020 07:21am
A rowdy public debate

A rowdy public debate

TV will continue to force many issues into the public sphere and the resulting debate will be uncomfortable.

Updated Mar 10, 2020 07:47am
Politics in the age of TV

Politics in the age of TV

In this age of electronic media, politicians rarely catapult to fame because of their great oratory in parliament.

Updated Mar 03, 2020 07:42am
Destination unknown

Destination unknown

There is a quiet wave of concern over the uncertainty that faces Afghanistan.

Published Feb 25, 2020 07:06am
Power moves

Power moves

Is it all enough for someone, somewhere to decide that the chessboard needs to be swept clean?

Published Feb 18, 2020 07:28am
Sedition is the new black

Sedition is the new black

It is such a simple tale of right and wrong that it’s hard to write on it.

Published Feb 04, 2020 07:06am