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Little white lies

The First Daughter, the Heir Apparent, She Who Ran A Cell, has developed the first trait of the ruling class in the country. She appears to have a pir now. Yes, it’s as peculiar

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The carriages of the Orange Line are here! They were up for display recently. Now we get how this is a personal passion project of the chief minister’s, so the fanfare was

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Khwaja Asif speaks English the way he speaks Urdu. With a hearty Punjabi twang. He seems to be a well-read enough man and is refreshingly candid about thinking in Punjabi and speaking

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It was a bit of a skilful turnaround by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. After being called out back home for not wearing a tie at the UN General Assembly, he quipped

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“London?” “Yes, London. You know- Fish, Chips, Cup o’ tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary ****ing Poppins” Snatch (2000) London is the haunt of choice for popular politicians these days. The Sharifs

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All former army chiefs* were invited at the recently held Defence Day ceremonies. Raheel Sharif showed up in a dapper business suit. And Kayani showed up in an achkan, wearing a Jinnah

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Eid is here but that doesn’t mean all the memes made at the former premier’s expense are on their way out. Even during bakra eid, clips with edited audio are going viral

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Though we still have an obsession with gold, the ladies of the swish set has taken to buying jewellery that is not gold to begin with; just well-designed. Bought online on one

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The departing Netherlands Ambassador to Pakistan and her husband, a former UN man, have a rather interesting route through which they will be going back to Holland. Instead of taking a simple

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Are League insiders being a bit too harsh on Nisar when it comes to criticising his ditching the former prime minister in his yatra? Because he is not alone in opting out.

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The staggeringly high Haq Mehr of one billion rupees (demanded in advance, at that) in the clandestine marriage of a key cabinet member with a high-profile female member of parliament almost became the cause

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On the mainstream media: It is alleged that a key (key-est of key) member of the prime minister’s kitchen (kitchen-est) cabinet has secretly married a member of the ruling party who used

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Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif might have nothing in common. But they both are in the “three commas” club. That’s right, they’re both billionaires, as per the Election Commission of Pakistan’s recent

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Whereas the other chief ministers complied with the formal dress code that was expected at the official meetings regarding CPEC over in China, his Khadimness was the odd one out, with his

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The PPP really has to up its game. Its leaders aren’t doing much by way of research when they speak at events. Recently, at a pow-wow on CPEC, where Ahsen Iqbal was

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The Lahore American School, where the progeny of the rich go to learn how to be obscenely rich. Well, recently there was a fight between two of these “little angels.” Twelve-year-olds, the

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