Asha’ar Rehman

Compensating the expendable

Compensating the expendable

No empathy exists for the policeman. No one wants to save a policeman’s life.

Published May 29, 2020 06:32am
Eid relief package

Eid relief package

The holiday season this time is governed by some grim realities that are not easy to ignore.

Published May 22, 2020 05:54am
The murderous ‘mazdoor’

The murderous ‘mazdoor’

The bazaar becomes us. We are the bazaar. What happens backstage is none of our business.

Updated May 15, 2020 10:22am
Heroes under attack

Heroes under attack

People have to live and let live, or let die, if, unfortunately, it comes to that.

Updated May 08, 2020 11:06am
The 18th hole

The 18th hole

The PPP politicians for now are hiding behind the simple argument that there cannot be any change in the 18th Amendment.

Published May 01, 2020 04:59am
Try the doctor’s cure

Try the doctor’s cure

Not everyone in government has shown the same readiness to trust the most relevant expert.

Published Apr 24, 2020 05:39am
Partial column

Partial column

The attack on the Sindh CM must have been all the more necessary to combat the good press the PPP was getting.

Published Apr 17, 2020 06:07am
Jahangir’s justice

Jahangir’s justice

Is it the same party that Mr Tareen had helped build and propelled to power?

Published Apr 10, 2020 06:25am
A soap called ‘animal farm’

A soap called ‘animal farm’

The born-to-rule Sharif lions are aghast at Prime Minister Imran Khan’s insistence on stealing the PML-N poll symbol.

Published Apr 03, 2020 06:52am
Advisers vs advisers

Advisers vs advisers

There are many advisers around to bite the bullet for the prime minister.

Published Mar 27, 2020 06:47am
Process of elimination

Process of elimination

Why so much stress on the lack of resources where you needed to display your strongest side to the people?

Published Mar 20, 2020 07:14am
Aman for all seasons

Aman for all seasons

The outer circle woven around these famous stage performers has been that of misery and sometimes even morbidity.

Published Mar 13, 2020 07:09am
Non-expert defence

Non-expert defence

Self-exile or living abroad ‘temporarily’ is something Pakistani politicians are very fond of volunteering when face.

Updated Mar 06, 2020 08:27am
Remains of the old PTI

Remains of the old PTI

The hounds are out to target the entire power edifice that has been created in Punjab.

Published Feb 28, 2020 06:54am
A willing appendage

A willing appendage

PPP could be repeating the mistaken strategy that was the bane of PTI for long.

Updated Feb 21, 2020 08:21am
Of some utility still

Of some utility still

A year into the new government, Sadaqat’s utility store had little extra to offer to its brave customers.

Published Feb 14, 2020 07:04am
Unstable times

Unstable times

The government cannot be forever bogged down in the romantic ideal of holding everyone accountable for past deeds.

Updated Feb 07, 2020 07:27am
Imagine, just imagine...

Imagine, just imagine...

One brilliant scheme envisioned Chaudhry Nisar taking the crown, watched by a whole line of PTI hopefuls.

Updated Jan 31, 2020 07:44am
But what’s the solution?

But what’s the solution?

There are problems much deeper that cannot be addressed only by the big three sitting in Lahore.

Updated Jan 24, 2020 08:02am