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Asha’ar Rehman

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
Night watchman or pinch hitter?

Night watchman or pinch hitter?

Who is this man who has replaced a character as vibrant in the role of chief minister as Shahbaz Sharif? Published Aug 31, 2018 07:22am
House of equals

House of equals

The litmus test will be when parliamentarians sit down to discuss the issues raised by Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Wednesday Published Aug 17, 2018 06:59am
Man of the system

Man of the system

Imran Khan’s success will ultimately depend on his ability to pick and choose the right conflict. Updated Aug 10, 2018 10:16am
Shahbaz’s call

Shahbaz’s call

The task to find allies should have been dealt by former Punjab CM himself rather than being delegated to Ayaz Sadiq. Updated Aug 03, 2018 08:43am
New party, old legacy

New party, old legacy

Is the order that links all Punjab rulers in the last three decades and more under attack now? Can Punjab come out of Updated Jul 27, 2018 09:01am
Imran’s Pakistan beckons

Imran’s Pakistan beckons

'Prime minister' Imran Khan appears set to emerge with enough resources to form a government without ‘unwanted’ allies Updated Jul 26, 2018 06:34am
Continuity of command or change

Continuity of command or change

Surveys in the run-up to the election projected the PTI and the PML-N fighting it out for the honours. Updated Jul 25, 2018 07:27am
The last lap

The last lap

The PPP has generated more positive vibes through Bilawal in the KP and Punjab poll campaigns than it has in the last Published Jul 20, 2018 07:21am
Where roles are reversed

Where roles are reversed

Many will be hoping that this latest fight is not a huge test of endurance for the Pakistani people. Updated Jul 13, 2018 10:11am