By Rabia Ahmed - Every year in the British Houses of Parliament a gentleman called ‘The Black Rod’ carrying an ebony stick (engraved with a motto: Shame be to him who evil thinks), wearing black buckled shoes
By Harris Bin Munnawar - Dear Sir, Nearly half of the people of Pakistan are sleeping out in the open after their houses, crops and cattle were swept away by the recent floods. The other half have been left debilitated
By Haseeb Asif – This government has seen fit to give us teeth to bite with. After the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) you will see how miscreants will simply start vanishing Earlier this month police in Lahore registered a First Investigation Report (FIR) against a nine month old baby for attempted murder. The child […]
By Hassan Belal Zaidi – The master of the talk show circus has a gargantuan ego and is subject to little or no editorial oversight A talk show host is supposed to be a lot like a newspaper columnist; his words are full of sound and fury but they signify nothing. It is the news […]
By Hassan Belal Zaidi – Munawwar, do you recall what Clemenzo once said about war? No. I don’t think I do, Shahid, no. He said war was too important to be left to the Generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be […]
By Ali Aftab Saeed – Imran’s latest statements leave a bad taste Hate him or love him, it seems you just can’t stop Imran from saying something so unusual that the statement becomes a frog that an entire army of politico-doctors has to dissect. From the campaigning days to date, his line has not just […]
By Nadeem F. Paracha – Why almost every sentence uttered by my fellow Pakistanis is punctuated with an Inshallah? Like most urban middle class folks these days, a friend of mine too has a habit of using the term Inshallah (God willing) a lot. So one day I asked him why is almost every sentence […]
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