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Arifa Noor

Scared of criticism?

Scared of criticism?

It is unfortunate that the PTI is now allowing opposition and dissenting voices to be suppressed. Updated Apr 16, 2019 07:50am
Unpacking deradicalisation

Unpacking deradicalisation

The problem in Pakistan is the absence of details about the government’s deradicalisation plans. Published Apr 09, 2019 06:55am
The path less travelled

The path less travelled

Regarding Article 184(3), there is an eerie silence from the big white building on Constitution Avenue. Updated Mar 26, 2019 08:34am
No common destiny

No common destiny

The PML-N would not want to invite more trouble for itself by getting together with the PPP. Updated Mar 19, 2019 08:12am
The right demand

The right demand

In creating a hierarchy of issues, where would we begin to ask for no harassment on the street or in cyberspace? Updated Mar 12, 2019 09:01am
How to talk peace

How to talk peace

The leadership needs to focus on the importance of raising awareness about war and what it brings. Updated Mar 05, 2019 10:39am
The wars within

The wars within

Dissenting voices within a party are different from dissenting voices in a government. Published Feb 26, 2019 07:10am
Making a big deal of the ‘deal’

Making a big deal of the ‘deal’

The PTI support base is upset with the leadership for playing footsie with the ‘corrupt’ ones in the opposition. Updated Feb 19, 2019 08:59am
A legal solution to politics

A legal solution to politics

Historically, we have been in the habit of expecting the judiciary to resist and change political realities. Updated Feb 12, 2019 09:02am
Not just a zero-sum game

Not just a zero-sum game

The military’s retreat had little to do with the quality of our politicians & more to do with its own internal workings. Published Feb 05, 2019 07:10am
Who really pulls the trigger?

Who really pulls the trigger?

In this la-la land that we live in, we think reforming the police is a simple matter of tinkering with the law. Updated Jan 29, 2019 09:04am
The angry Pakistani

The angry Pakistani

It’s an anger that is accompanied by a sense of helplessness at the direction in which the country is headed. Updated Jan 22, 2019 08:43am
Courting the military

Courting the military

A ‘yes’ vote may not necessarily indicate an NRO but simply an effort to smoothen ruffled feathers. Published Jan 15, 2019 06:44am
A rough ride ahead

A rough ride ahead

Is there more to the story than just the government’s mismanagement? Updated Jan 08, 2019 08:05am
In search of a legacy

In search of a legacy

Justice Nisar created headlines not just in courtrooms but by visits all across the country. Updated Feb 06, 2019 03:50pm
The distance travelled

The distance travelled

There is more than one way of viewing the Asghar Khan case, its history, and what it signifies. Updated Jan 01, 2019 02:14pm
Incumbency is the real enemy

Incumbency is the real enemy

Will the PM have to make a similar choice as Musharraf did between growth and accountability? Updated Dec 18, 2018 11:54am
More than a personality clash

More than a personality clash

The PPP and the PML-N too have had good moments with the generals, as well as bad and ugly ones. Updated Dec 11, 2018 08:07am