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Arifa Noor

A noisy press matters

A noisy press matters

Pakistan has never been a Myanmar or a Gulf monarchy where daily newspapers do little reporting. Updated Oct 23, 2018 09:27am
PML-N’s endgame

PML-N’s endgame

It all depends on what the PML-N wants to achieve. Or, rather, what it thinks it can achieve. Updated Oct 16, 2018 02:44pm
Law doesn’t trump politics

Law doesn’t trump politics

Chances are that Jahangir Tareen will continue to play a key role in the PTI government at all levels. Published Oct 02, 2018 07:05am
A less fiery phase for PML-N

A less fiery phase for PML-N

The season of autumn will bring not just lower temperatures but also mellowed temperaments. Published Sep 25, 2018 06:02am
Tyranny of the ‘same page’

Tyranny of the ‘same page’

The goal is not to have the military and the civilians thinking alike, and with no difference of opinion. Updated Sep 19, 2018 09:20am
On again, off again

On again, off again

The story is best told not by handshakes, but the messages that Pakistan and the US sent out. Updated Sep 11, 2018 01:11pm
Strong PM vs weak CM

Strong PM vs weak CM

It is hard to avoid the conclusion that Imran Khan likes a centralised form of government. Updated Sep 04, 2018 09:50am
Shahbaz’s distasteful job

Shahbaz’s distasteful job

That has always been the former Punjab CM’s destiny — power in bits and pieces. Updated Aug 21, 2018 11:04am
Uncertainty of politics

Uncertainty of politics

Unity with a dash of disunity has been the hallmark of the opposition. Updated Aug 07, 2018 09:23am
NON-FICTION: SHADES OF GREY

NON-FICTION: SHADES OF GREY

A new book attempts to add complexity and layers to Pakistan’s uni-dimensional image as a ‘dangerous’ country Published Aug 05, 2018 07:28am
The fair and foul vote

The fair and foul vote

Political parties, while kicking up a fuss, continue to fight the fight. Updated Jul 31, 2018 02:50pm
A bit of guesswork

A bit of guesswork

To be fair, noisy parliaments are routine in Pakistan. Published Jul 24, 2018 07:39am
It’s never about misogyny

It’s never about misogyny

For all her ‘sins’, apparently Maryam’s biggest one is her ability to lead her father to do so much wrong. Updated Jul 17, 2018 08:29am
Bumpy ride ahead for Maryam

Bumpy ride ahead for Maryam

Nawaz may have been a disinterested PM, but he is not disinterested in his daughter’s inheritance. Updated Jul 10, 2018 04:50pm