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Today’s White Lies

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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Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. So, off was the League to do some wargaming about the output of the Panama JIT. Whom do we appoint as prime minister

Today’s White Lies

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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From one queen to the next one. The British High Commissioner celebrated the birthday of the Queen in Lahore recently, who is the longest serving monarch of her country now. Shahbaz Sharif

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Perhaps we need quantum physicists from MIT to come over and study how PTI and PML-N are BOTH claiming victory in the Panama verdict. The verdict, interestingly enough, started with Mario Puzo’s

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One of Pakistan’s leading business tycoons has built his daughter a 20-kanal house. Don’t judge; it might be large, but it’s still not something vulgarly huge, like two-and-a-half-acres or something. In any

What’s a little white lie?

A Lahore-based property man who is a “paragon” of virtue (get it?) recently arranged his daughter’s wedding. Though Malik Riaz has already established how the property magnates can now run circles around

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Pakistan Day was celebrated with much fanfare this year round. Not only were there well-attended functions at our different embassies, but some were a bit of a spectacle as well, like the

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Death, in certain cases, is not the great leveller. Forget what your local maulana Saheb has told you. We might have heard a lot about contingents of policemen and special guards surrounding

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Now that former army chief Pervez Musharraf has a show called “Pakistan First”, someone suggested that perhaps Hussain Haqqani should also get a show called “Memo to Pakistan.” Would make for interesting

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As the city of Lahore goes on lockdown for today’s PSL final, we must acknowledge the considerable security risk the government is weathering for it. Contrary to public perception, it is the

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The former president must be doing something right. A slew of politicians are rejoining Zardari’s party. There is Nadir Akmal Leghari, who jumped from Q League to PTI to the PPP. There

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The recent spate of terror has, amongst other things, also put a spanner in the works for Lahore’s cultural activities. Basant, the provincial government had already banned, with the law enforcers apprehending

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