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Arifa Noor

This isn’t about the economy

This isn’t about the economy

This is just a recollection of memories of a subeditor who has never understood figures and budgets. Updated Jun 11, 2019 07:41am
Anatomy of a protest

Anatomy of a protest

Even if the parties are ready for such a prolonged protest, there has to be a consensus on the goal. Updated May 21, 2019 07:48am
Politicians’ self-annihilation

Politicians’ self-annihilation

In order to provide the people a choice, different political parties attack their rivals, their policies and more. Updated May 14, 2019 08:00am
Is PML-N ready for a showdown?

Is PML-N ready for a showdown?

This is not some radical new start. Any party when under siege has little choice but to sound defiant. Published May 07, 2019 07:08am
A long journey ahead

A long journey ahead

Bilawal dominates a parliament that is missing the leaders of the house and opposition. Updated Apr 30, 2019 08:04am
Khan’s eight-month itch

Khan’s eight-month itch

The PM hangs on to his time-honoured habit of making decisions abruptly with little thought for the consequences. Updated May 08, 2019 12:56pm
Scared of criticism?

Scared of criticism?

It is unfortunate that the PTI is now allowing opposition and dissenting voices to be suppressed. Updated Apr 16, 2019 07:50am
Unpacking deradicalisation

Unpacking deradicalisation

The problem in Pakistan is the absence of details about the government’s deradicalisation plans. Published Apr 09, 2019 06:55am
The path less travelled

The path less travelled

Regarding Article 184(3), there is an eerie silence from the big white building on Constitution Avenue. Updated Mar 26, 2019 08:34am
No common destiny

No common destiny

The PML-N would not want to invite more trouble for itself by getting together with the PPP. Updated Mar 19, 2019 08:12am
The right demand

The right demand

In creating a hierarchy of issues, where would we begin to ask for no harassment on the street or in cyberspace? Updated Mar 12, 2019 09:01am
How to talk peace

How to talk peace

The leadership needs to focus on the importance of raising awareness about war and what it brings. Updated Mar 05, 2019 10:39am
The wars within

The wars within

Dissenting voices within a party are different from dissenting voices in a government. Published Feb 26, 2019 07:10am
Making a big deal of the ‘deal’

Making a big deal of the ‘deal’

The PTI support base is upset with the leadership for playing footsie with the ‘corrupt’ ones in the opposition. Updated Feb 19, 2019 08:59am
A legal solution to politics

A legal solution to politics

Historically, we have been in the habit of expecting the judiciary to resist and change political realities. Updated Feb 12, 2019 09:02am
Not just a zero-sum game

Not just a zero-sum game

The military’s retreat had little to do with the quality of our politicians & more to do with its own internal workings. Published Feb 05, 2019 07:10am
Who really pulls the trigger?

Who really pulls the trigger?

In this la-la land that we live in, we think reforming the police is a simple matter of tinkering with the law. Updated Jan 29, 2019 09:04am
The angry Pakistani

The angry Pakistani

It’s an anger that is accompanied by a sense of helplessness at the direction in which the country is headed. Updated Jan 22, 2019 08:43am