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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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A gift horse and a prime minister. You can’t shoot either in the face when they walk up to your door. This way Nawaz Sharif managed his charm offensive with Imran Khan

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He likes his cars, the premier does. All through his years in exile, he was a regular at the world’s most prestigious car shows. This time, due to the tension with the

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A fabulous affair, the Lahore literary festival, which concluded recently. A bit of an embarrassment one of the days, though. Apparently, one of the organisers did not recognize Fehmida Riaz and did

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A one-trick pony. Shireen Mazari’s response to anyone she disagrees with is an allegation of being a foreign agent. She recently did so with the head of a security company. She had

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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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