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After truncated press conferences ad nauseum, replete with promises of next-time-pakka, Chaudhry Nisar has finally started speaking out clearly against the Sharifs. Told him not to speak out against the army, he

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There’s a fine line between swanky and decadent. The recent London birthday celebration (the big four-oh) held for the wife of a prominent close associate of Asif Zardari’s was firmly on one

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His Khadimness was at a soon-to-be-inaugurated mega power plant recently, where he praised the progress of the said project and also how much money had been saved during the construction. He spoke

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So much for the supreme court’s recent  directives against VIP protocols. His Khadimness recently landed at his Model Town residence on his chopper. To make the necessary arrangements, the surrounding streets and

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“Let me assure you, this, like any story worth telling, is all about a girl…” Spiderman (2000) Is the story of Bukhari’s accident worth telling, then? A cottage industry, of sorts, of

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Forget election policy and post-electoral analysis, the PTI has revealed what is closest to its heart: a new anthem. That’s right. It’s always about the music with the party. The Kaptaan wanted

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The tables have turned. The despondency that had beset the PTI in the aftermath of the Lodhran defeat has now shifted to the League. Even though the disqualification for life was somewhat

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Unhappy couples staying together for the kids is something that has been happening since a very long time. But a new trend seems to have taken root in some within the Pakistan

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Award season is here and it appears (surprise, surprise) that connections seem to matter more than merit when it comes to getting the laurels. A provincial governor (its their recommendation for one

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Pakistan’s tallest building was criticised by many for allegedly spoiling the visual beauty and the environment around the shrine of Karachi’s patron saint, Abdullah Shah Ghazi. Well, though the conservationists might well

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A cottage industry of sorts has evolved around uncovering the dynamics of Imran Khan and his spiritual half. Many now factor this in when interpreting any behaviour of his. After his decision

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The crowns don’t stop! After Sheikhupura, another crow awaits Maryam Nawaz at Sargodha. The jokes write themselves, of course and the media has had a field day. The League and its leadership

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For other parties, it is rather clear who will become the prime minister if they are elected into power. Not so much for the League. Sure, Shehbaz Sharif might have been tapped

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After the rumours of an early end to the government and a “national government” (you know what that is a euphemism for) have been put to bed, there is a hustle right

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Bags and soaps. These are the topics of choice for the begumaat of Pakistan these days. The first, because, jaani, a Birkin is always going to be a conversation piece. And the

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So many people live below the poverty line in the country that even the relatively muted extravagance of the middle class would also seem vulgar. But it is truly the elite –

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Third time’s a charm Imran Khan will neither confirm nor deny what his party members have been spiritedly denying. Rumours have it that the man has gotten hitched. The lady in question

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