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White Lies

It’s a case of the Taliban talking to the Taliban by the looks of it. Other than an odd one or two, the two committees that have taken the news media by

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Well, you can’t deny one thing about the senior Sharif. He has a disarming charm about him. His younger brother isn’t a patch on him. Imran Khan, though charming in his own

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The AFIC’s security was never lax. But with the arrival of its most famous patient ever, the security has been turned up by several notches. No one is allowed in, including his

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Baby Bhutto is expected to be in Lahore in the near future. This has made the provincial government a little nervous. But it has also made the party’s Punjab chapter a little

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He likes to move around in style, the Khadim-e-Aala does. Yes, luxury vehicles are too mainstream. Our man likes to move around in a chopper. And this is not just for long

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A colourful evening, recently, at the Governor’s mansion in Lahore. The textile mills association had thrown its annual dinner there, where the textile barons were celebrating the recent GSP Plus exemptions that

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Well, he’s not a patch on his elder brother as far as the whole charm offensive is concerned, but the Punjab chief minister certainly scored a PR coup of sorts across the

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He was fond of the good life, the now former CJ was. And, like all teenagers, he also had a thing for cars. His motorcade was no less than that of the

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Scam artists put in as much time in picking their mark as much as the play itself. Some innocent souls yield greater returns for lesser work, others require more work, others still

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They didn’t have a handing-over-of-the-baton ceremony in the army earlier. No, this bit of event management was an invention of former Army Chief Pervez Musharraf. When the ex-dictator, who really did not

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Well, kitty parties (or kum-ay-tee parties, as they are known in the country) are a housewife staple throughout the lay of the land, from your lower middle-class affairs, all the way to

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Every shave might be a close shave in the future. The unshaven lot weren’t ever fans of the whole business of scraping hair off your face. And they’d been attacking barbers’ shops

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Well, the premier did not return from London at the scheduled end of his visit. It appears he’s fallen in love with the city. And he is to be joined by his

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Well, everyone and their aunt Zulekha had a thing or two to say about Bilawal’s speech from the week ago. It was trashed; it was lauded. Many thought his address, which pulled

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Well, he’s back. After much speculation that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is going to take a back seat for sister Asifa, who was looking more and more like the heir apparent, the PPP

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Their man in London Well, here’s a bit of irony. The man who will be our high commissioner to the UK has had a bit of a zigzag trajectory. The ex-army man

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Dr Ghulaam Mujtaba, that Karachi dude who has his face plastered over billboards all over Karachi and, for that matter, the internet, had quite an experience the other day. He was flying

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