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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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It wasn’t just the commentariat but also the social media that had a field day after the momentous decision of the Supreme Court about the Jahangir Tareen and Imran Khan disqualification case.

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The charming mayor of London Sadiq Khan cut quite a figure during his visit to Pakistan. Informal and friendly, he acted like the role model that he is. He suavely showed his

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The “biggest in Asia” fever is still around in Pakistan. This time, we’re told (unofficially, to be fair) that the underpass in front of Royal Palm club in Lahore, on the canal,

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The Prime Minister, the purpose of whose visit to London is still not known, caused a bit of a break from routine in said trip. He emerged from the airplane with a

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First two among equals? Though Nawaz Sharif might have resigned from his job, he is still called the prime minister by the stalwarts of the party. Which means that there is plenty

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