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Today’s White Lies

Death, in certain cases, is not the great leveller. Forget what your local maulana Saheb has told you. We might have heard a lot about contingents of policemen and special guards surrounding

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Now that former army chief Pervez Musharraf has a show called “Pakistan First”, someone suggested that perhaps Hussain Haqqani should also get a show called “Memo to Pakistan.” Would make for interesting

Today’s White Lies

As the city of Lahore goes on lockdown for today’s PSL final, we must acknowledge the considerable security risk the government is weathering for it. Contrary to public perception, it is the

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The former president must be doing something right. A slew of politicians are rejoining Zardari’s party. There is Nadir Akmal Leghari, who jumped from Q League to PTI to the PPP. There

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The recent spate of terror has, amongst other things, also put a spanner in the works for Lahore’s cultural activities. Basant, the provincial government had already banned, with the law enforcers apprehending

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His Khadimness has been seen about town of late, wearing a particular attire. A hat, a safari jacket, a checkered shirt. Insiders reveal that the chief minister designs his outfits himself and

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Elections at Pakistan’s elite social clubs are taken more seriously than their poor cousins, the polls for the national and provincial assemblies. The elections over at the Lahore Gymkhana were supposed to

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It was quite a kerfuffle in the parliament the other day, but nothing that hasn’t been seen before. Not just in Pakistan but also abroad. In fact, the distance between the opposition

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’tis the season of the wedding industry haul and boy, are they not shy of demanding their pound of flesh. Amongst the absolute top tier of wedding dress designers, the main garb

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Federal Finance Secretary Waqar Masud is set to replace the outgoing governor of the State Bank of Pakistan. Masud has been a bit of a fixture as the top finance man, having

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A glasnost in the making? National security adviser Nasir Janjua was all accommodative towards the journalists recently in Islamabad and held forth on the counter-terror plan. In a stark reversal of roles,

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Dr Mujahid Kamran, VC of the Punjab University, is finally on his way out. The former intrepid IJT member was, ironically, the one responsible for getting the infamous network of student muscle

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In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to adjourn the proceedings of the Panamagate case till January, the PTI’s legion of trolls have taken to social media to abuse the judiciary.

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After the Board spent a bit of a stash on his heart operation, the chairman of the PCB, Shehryar Khan, is back. Despite repeated official communication by the PCB saying that they

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Boris Johnson, as we know, was in town and wanted to meet Imran Khan, we are told. Well, our man in Bani Gala is nothing if not a poor sport, so he

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The PTI says that the visit of the Turkish president was orchestrated by the prime minister to gain legitimacy at a time when his assets are facing scrutiny in the Supreme Court.

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