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The ruling party has cast some doubts on whether former PM Nawaz Sharif actually was ill. Not without some criticism: he pulled wool over your eyes, then. Nawaz’s confident, surefooted body language

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He has issues with the far-from-ideal punctuality of certain cabinet members, the prime minister does. The likes of Firdous Ashiq Awan and Omer Ayub have been reprimanded verbally by the prime minister

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Qeemay walay naan; yes, and he had two the other day. A television anchor swears that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is, in fact, playing fast and loose with his diet. This

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Plenty of faux concern for the nation’s incarcerated population in the wake of former PM’s bail on medical grounds. What about the rest of the poor prisoners? Well, a) they are also

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Our prince – yes our prince, we’re still in the Commonwealth, I’m afraid – was in Lahore recently and the residents of the city, never ones to want to miss out on

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They’re perpetually waiting for the other shoe to drop. Ever since the rumours of the cabinet reshuffle started, all cabinet members have been constantly watching over their backs. Even the staff of

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India’s ‘Meat King’, Moeen Qureshi, had a destination wedding for his daughter in Turkey recently. He’s fabulously rich (the income tax and excise departments are still reportedly figuring out how much he

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It wasn’t as bad as his detractors were claiming it to be. Nor was it quite the seminal moment of history that his supporters were making it out to be. No, the

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Two separate special planes flying out of Saudi Arabia recently. One, for the First Lady, who flew back to Pakistan. And the other, the Prime Minister, who flew out to the United

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Though the sacking of Shahbaz Gill, the rabble-rousing Punjab CM spokesperson, has gotten more press, it is the removal of Aun Chaudhry from his position in the Punjab government that has more

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It was a mixed dining experience for the patrons of one of Lahore’s swankiest restaurants the other day. On the one hand, their meal was interrupted by a raid by the police,

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A curious state of affairs in the automotive sector. The government’s haphazard and presumably ill-thought taxation structure has brought about a lop-sided change in consumption patterns: people on the luxury end are

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Eidul Azha came and went and with it were the usual comments on the practice of sacrifice itself. Whereas there could be introspection within the faith itself about whether the mass sacrifice

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He’s tried the whole passive-aggressive girlfriend routine with the Sharifs and it didn’t work. So Chaudhry Nisar used the nuclear option and actually left the League at a sensitive point in time.

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In style, fitness and matters sartorial – if not much else – the prime minister cuts quite a figure. After this US visit, the fellow who stitched his shalwar-kameez is seeing great

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Some rumours of the Punjab’s former first lady Tehmina Durrani of having left the country. No such thing, apparently. Busy writing a book on the late national saint Abdus Sattar Edhi, while

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Yes, it’s a bizarre protocol, this whole business of the airports now wrapping all luggage items in plastic. Apparently, they say it’s for the safety of the contents of the luggage. The

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