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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

White Lies

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,

A little white lie

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

White Lies

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.

White Lies

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

White Lies

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

White Lies

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.

White Lies

Dr Eshrat-ul-Ebad, who played a pretty mean guitar and a meaner still (rumoured) drill, left office after a full fourteen years, the longest stunt for a governor in any province. Though he

White Lies

The London event organised by the team of the Lahore-based literary festival was being described as a resounding success. Turned out to be a damp squib. None of the leading Pakistani literary

Today’s White Lies

Sheikh Rasheed made a daring escape away because the police could get him. Right out of the movies. Social media was abuzz about the getaway, with plenty of references to Hollywood. The

White Lies

What goes around comes around with a 15-month sentence, it would appear. The Mazhar Mehmood a.k.a the Fake Shaikh, is set to go to the slammer for obstruction of justice by interfering

White Lies

A bit of an embarrassment for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, when it became clear that the award for Best Finance Minister of South Asia, 2016, awarded to him, apparently by an affiliate

White Lies

There was a trend of late in Lahore’s fashionable restaurant district of a BYOB arrangement. If you were to bring your own poison, the staff wouldn’t really mind it. Would probably serve

White Lies

Well, as usual numbers don’t mean anything to the local TV channels. So, if a channel was fond of Imran Khan (no points for guessing which one) it would give a ridiculously

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Today’s White Lies

A publication that was once the pride of the Washington Post group fell from grace and was actually sold for one dollar. In the aftermath, a local energy billionaire picked up the

Today’s White Lies

The prime minister is upset these days about our sputtering exports. Upset enough to let go of his mild-mannered cool once in a while. He was heard telling the federal commerce minister,

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