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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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Bad news for junketeers this government. The prime minister isn’t accompanied by the usual posse in his entourage anymore. The previous government, on the other hand, used to be accompanied by a

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Known gourmand. Eccentric dresser. Meticulous host. Scion of one of Pakistan’s press royalty families. And, oh, also our former representative to the United Nations. Abdullah Hussain Haroon got his gig at the

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The now former president chose to spend his last hours as the head of state with members of the journalist community. It was a lavish feast, followed by, believe it or not,

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OK, so the prime minister likes his food. Is that a crime? So does everybody; what’s the big deal? He’s just an average Joe, who goes around to the neighbourhood chaat shop,

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The departing president threw a farewell dinner, an alwidayya, as it is known around these parts. Well, the presidency, not known generally to be a gourmand’s treasure trove, pulled out the stops

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Well, talk of Pakistan’s crumbling state owned enterprises and derelict infrastructure appears bullet points in PowerPoint presentations. But at the recent pow-wows between the government and the South Asia wing of the

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A fan of the finer things in life, the prime minister likes his fancy cars. He is a frequent attendee of a prestigious annual international car show. This penchant has permeated down

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