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Arifa Noor

Politics in the age of TV: Ex-PM Abbasi leads the pack

With Khan, there was, and continues to be, a greater level of comfort and a sense of equality.

04 Mar 2020 3:03 AM

Imran’s PTI down in the dumps; PML-N on way up?

So many rumours, but one commentator’s brain. The latter is reeling from information overload.

19 Feb 2020 2:34 AM

Govt, Army & America: ‘Frenemies’ at all levels

Whether this difference is merely one of form or there is more to it, would be an interesting angle to explore.

27 Nov 2019 1:13 AM

Imran’s PTI, PML-N must brace for long, hard journey

Even enthusiastic supporters of one or the other are weighing down on their side having emerged victorious.

20 Nov 2019 2:30 AM

Dharna politics: Push come to shove, politicos certain to blink

The dharna ended in the beginning of 2015, and a year later, the former dictator left the country.

06 Nov 2019 1:08 AM


Vendetta politics by Pak leaders a repeat of history

The split it caused between the PML-N and the establishment was the beginning of the fight we are now caught in the middle of.

30 Oct 2019 2:09 AM

Imran in a fix in Pak Punjab: Will Shahbaz Sharif rise?

Also, the failure of Buzdar will, unfortunately, strengthen the notion of Punjab needing a strong, centralised leadership.

25 Sep 2019 1:05 AM

In unequal societies, leaders not like all others

Domestic servants tend to be seated on different tables at restaurants because they are usually not allowed at the dining table in homes either.

18 Sep 2019 1:46 AM

Strongmen with staying power: Why Pak won’t figure on list

Pakistan’s name would not appear on a list of states headed by strongmen who have stayed (or continue to be) in power for such periods.

12 Sep 2019 12:02 AM

World has lost all interest in Kashmir; war not an option

This is now something that the Pakistani society needs to understand also.

21 Aug 2019 1:06 AM


Media under fire all over, but giving up not an option

The idea behind the billion-dollar fund is to support media platforms, good journalism and individual journalists.

17 Jul 2019 2:40 AM

For Maryam and Bilawal, it’s dads over democracy

Both the PML-N and PPP have ratcheted up pressure only when they lost hope of staying one step ahead of their legal problems.

19 Jun 2019 1:34 AM

Bilawal finds his confidence, wit; but he still has a long way to go

Both the gesture of coming forward and the smile are unusual.

01 May 2019 2:27 AM

For PPP’s sake, Bilawal needs to emerge from Asif’s shadow

The PPP’s main challenge at the moment is its growing irrelevance in Punjab.

03 Apr 2019 1:41 AM

Quiet steps by India, Pak needed

A dispute such as Kashmir may have to become irrelevant before it can be resolved.

05 Dec 2018 12:48 AM


Netas, however corrupt, break stalemates and find solutions

The politicos of Pakistan are not entirely irresponsible.

28 Nov 2018 12:43 AM

Imran Khan & his U-turns are becoming indefensible

Zardari himself in one of his first speeches after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto called the PML(Q) the “qatil” League.

21 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

Despite win in Pak Punjab, PTI is facing many pitfalls

According to news reports, recently the Prime Minister agreed that the MPA development fund in Punjab would be renewed.

14 Nov 2018 4:55 AM

Like Nawaz, Imran Khan seems wary of politicians

It appears that Khan shares Mian Nawaz Sharif’s distrust of politicians.

05 Sep 2018 1:35 AM

A bumpy ride lies ahead for Maryam Nawaz

The short-term political battle will mean winning an election (or as much as can be won) on a pitch that is far from even.

11 Jul 2018 2:48 AM