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Asha’ar Rehman

Winds of no change

Winds of no change

A safe Basant is an unrealistic target in so many ways. Updated Jan 11, 2019 09:50am
The same old January

The same old January

As if to mark the one year anniversary of Zainab’s murder, the FIA recently revealed details of yet another predator. Updated Jan 04, 2019 04:16pm
When someone calls it a day

When someone calls it a day

This could well have been the call of a tired man for release from worldly obligations. Updated Dec 28, 2018 08:49am
From an era long gone

From an era long gone

Ali Ejaz came from and was rooted deep in the other side of the divide, the start of the 1980s invariably being the line Published Dec 21, 2018 07:20am
Saad Rafique’s example

Saad Rafique’s example

There were signs that he would be selected for this role, a role as central and significant as the overawing Sharif Published Dec 14, 2018 07:01am
Two men on Imran’s side

Two men on Imran’s side

Together, they represented trends that were central to the PTI’s promise as a modern outfit. Updated Dec 07, 2018 11:09am
Corridors and other peace openings

Corridors and other peace openings

Those who agree with idea of peace in Pakistan, India have spent last seven decades waiting for the right combination. Updated Nov 30, 2018 09:25am
Century-old promises

Century-old promises

It would have been rather unreal if Khan Sahib had passed this stage with any less difficulty than the others. Published Nov 23, 2018 07:02am
One escape too many

One escape too many

The Data Darbar show was not taken too seriously because its organisers had failed to properly showcase their prowess. Updated Nov 09, 2018 09:58am
Sahafi Colony, Lahore

Sahafi Colony, Lahore

Imagine a few hundred families dependent on a single profession for their livelihood, and plagued every day by stories Published Nov 02, 2018 07:10am
The man in charge

The man in charge

It has been Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi vs Hamza Shahbaz Sharif and his PML-N in Lahore for the past many days. Updated Oct 27, 2018 12:21pm
No sweets, only a smile

No sweets, only a smile

The Sharif sentiment is similar to the delight expressed by a condemned man who has just been promised a new life. Published Oct 19, 2018 07:14am
A protest not named PML-N

A protest not named PML-N

There is a quite persistent argument for adopting a more risk-prone and adventurous course instead of the rather sober Published Oct 12, 2018 07:26am
Unusual election

Unusual election

The PTI is as yet not quite the party likely to upstage Hamza’s nominee in NA-124. Updated Oct 11, 2018 01:30pm
Relief of the visual kind

Relief of the visual kind

The Sharifs appear to have chosen a pattern that has very little of them stealing the scene from those now in power. Updated Sep 28, 2018 05:52pm
The expected relief

The expected relief

It seemed as if the sanity restored to Pakistani politics after long years of deafening confrontation had not gone down Updated Sep 21, 2018 10:13am
An option no more required 

An option no more required 

Could a Kulsoom excursion to rescue her husband from a tight spot have been possible now as it was some two decades ago? Updated Sep 14, 2018 10:58pm
The first signs

The first signs

Some of the PTI’s most ardent opponents would wish them well on carrying out the initiatives listed by Fawad Chaudhry. Published Sep 07, 2018 07:06am