Arifa Noor

Questions and answers

To do or not to do is what the prime minister can’t stop debating. Published Mar 31, 2020 07:07am

When pandemics strike

In the wake of the Spanish flu, healthcare for all became the responsibility of states. Published Mar 24, 2020 06:41am

Op-eds in the time of corona

Some recommendations for those who have time to read something longer than a tweet on COVID-19. Published Mar 17, 2020 07:21am

A rowdy public debate

TV will continue to force many issues into the public sphere and the resulting debate will be uncomfortable. Updated Mar 10, 2020 07:47am

Politics in the age of TV

In this age of electronic media, politicians rarely catapult to fame because of their great oratory in parliament. Updated Mar 03, 2020 07:42am

Destination unknown

There is a quiet wave of concern over the uncertainty that faces Afghanistan. Published Feb 25, 2020 07:06am

Power moves

Is it all enough for someone, somewhere to decide that the chessboard needs to be swept clean? Published Feb 18, 2020 07:28am

Sedition is the new black

It is such a simple tale of right and wrong that it’s hard to write on it. Published Feb 04, 2020 07:06am

From Peshawar to Lahore

It’s hard to assume that playing hardball in KP will frighten those grumbling in Punjab. Published Jan 28, 2020 07:01am

Occam’s razor

Suddenly, from the PML-Q to the MQM to the GDA, everyone has found their voice and their list of complaints. Updated Jan 21, 2020 09:31am

It’s the economy, stupid

Only if a news organisation has a varied revenue stream it will be in a position to resist state pressure. Published Jan 14, 2020 07:05am

On a wing and a prayer

Anger, rhetoric and droning on about what the law or Constitution says is not a political strategy; it is laziness. Updated Jan 07, 2020 07:33am

PPP’s lack of ambition

No one, not even the PPP itself, believes the party wants to win anywhere but Sindh. Updated Dec 31, 2019 07:41am

‘Crime’ and ‘punishment’

Only if we change our approach will we recognise the importance of ensuring rights for all, including the accused. Updated Dec 24, 2019 07:37am

Subplots in the story

The revolutionary spirit may have been lost along the way but the righteous zeal remains in all its ugly glory. Updated Dec 17, 2019 07:52am

Listening to the young

More should be done to hear young voices, especially by those who represent us. Published Dec 10, 2019 07:18am

Frenemies, within and without

Undoubtedly, there are many who feel Pakistan has a lot more to offer, which makes it important for Washington. Updated Nov 26, 2019 07:31am

Deus ex machina

There is no room for a political settlement once the decision is taken elsewhere. Updated Nov 19, 2019 08:46am