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The apple, occasionally, falls far from the tree. Case in point: former bhabi Jemima Khan. While she has put up a spirited public condemnation of Israel’s atrocities in Gaza, her brother Ben

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London is these days home to many a politician of different hues and colours. To name a few: Asif Ali Zardari is here for the past few. First he attended his daughter’s

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The recently sacked law minister of the Punjab seems to be suffering from withdrawal syndrome. Being replaced, by another Rana, no less, would certainly rankle. He is seen frequenting a local gym,

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Rumoured to be arriving at the launch of the IMAX theatre in Lahore was the chief minister. He didn’t show up but Junior did. And boy did he arrive! The younger one’s

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There was a time when Chaudhry Nisar was a darling of the Sharifs, both elder and younger. His was a my-way-or-I’ll-resign nakhra that was put up with by both the brothers. That

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Before you go on and talk about how the League is a party of the rich (it is, though) you should know that in the recent budget, they levied new taxes on

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The scene: the National Day of Argentina. An event has been organised and minister of state for health, the hardworking Saira Tarar is the chief guest. Starting off her speech, Our Lady

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Prior to Imran Khan’s rally in Faisalabad the other day, the Punjab CM held a meeting with the bigwigs of APTMA, the country’s premiere association of textile mills. The barons didn’t pull

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Hello, sir, what is this commotion going on here? Hey, it seems to be a luncheon thrown by the PTI’s Aleem Khan. And who’s on the guest list? Why, it’s a number

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Guess who the prime minister made the boss of the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited? A former cricket buddy of his! Constantly deriding the previous government for cronyism, the incumbents aren’t above the

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So, PEMRA has given a directive to the channels to take azaan breaks in their programming. Well, this sort of forced piety is questionable at best but a problem of a global

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Life is tough when you’re a Musharraf impersonator. You see, a Nawaz Sharif impersonator will always find work. So will a Zardari look-alike. Ditto for Imran Khan. But those who held on

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Well, the prospect of trade opening up with India has delighted some and upset some. I’m sure the same mixed feelings would be found on the other side of the Radcliffe as

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Some cricketers, it appears, are more equal than others. Consider Umar Aqmal, whose brushes with the law don’t slide easily. His celebrity actually hurts him. The authorities seem to want to show

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Najam Sethi is rumoured to be the PCB boss. When the team’s winning. He was unabashedly basking in reflected glory when the team did a pretty good job in the Asia Cup.

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The first family, shers, we are told, like their animals. Their zoo in Raiwind has been in the news since some time, what with the unfortunate incident with the Siberian Tiger. Well,

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A seminar on South Asian women entrepreneurs was held recently at the Avari in Lahore. The chief minister was the chief guest and some notables were also present. What was absent was

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