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Watch Out, Mian Sahib

Watch out, Mian Sahib

Mian Nawaz Sharif, who could not finish his stipulated term as prime minister twice before, has taken oath of office as PM again. Acquiring a ‘heavy mandate’ in his 1997…

Dear Mian Sahib

Dear Mian Sahib

Sir, here is a partial list of government-run entities: Lesco, Gepsco, Iesco, Fesco, Mepco, Hesco, Qesco, Genco-1, Genco-2, Genco-3, PIA, Pakistan Steel, Pakistan Railways, PTV, Pakistan Agricultural Storage, Utility Stores…

The Sadda Mian syndrome

IT took the pope 400 years to lift the charge of apostasy from Galileo for discovering that it was the earth that went round the sun, not the other way…

Unstable times

THERE is no end to the twists in this family saga made up of jails, hospitals, vast sprawling estates and foreign dreams, with all kinds of characters and frills thrown…

Remains of the old PTI

THE determination with which the Punjab government, along with its federal counterpart, sticks to its guns when it comes to the matter of Nawaz Sharif’s leave from Pakistan on health…

The eastern question – Part II

Will peace with India ever be possible? Before the ascent of Narendra Modi, there were certainly a greater number of optimists in Pakistan who believed that not only was peace…

Masala servings

SOMEONE like Senator Sirajul Haq may be happy at not being a part of the ‘political biryani’ that the PDM is, according to him, but that doesn’t take away from…

Unkind October

IT wasn’t hard to figure out Awais Noorani at the latest PDM rally in Quetta. Heir to his father’s Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan (JUP), Mr Noorani went for broke, and called for…

Sharifs still have a future

This is apropos a Business Recorder op-ed "Whither is the Nawaz League bound?" carried by the newspaper yesterday. The writer, Saida Fazal, has argued that "meanwhile, the question agitating the minds of his party…