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The PTI’s Shahbaz Sharif

The PTI’s Shahbaz Sharif

There is only one requirement for Imran Khan’s pick for the chief minister of Punjab: s/he has to be better than Shahbaz Sharif.  Better administration, better optics, and better at…

Shahbaz Sharif and the 56 companies

Politicians love media exposure. They are always thinking of the next election - votes matter. To garner votes politicians resort to various strategies - including setting up 56 companies. Since…

An Image To Haunt Shahbaz Sharif

An image to haunt Shahbaz Sharif

A few weeks ago, someone shot a video on a smartphone of an old woman stripped of her dignity as she breathed her last, lying on a sheet spread on…

Lahore’s Ruin At Shahbaz Sharif’s Hands

Lahore’s ruin at Shahbaz Sharif’s hands

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has struck a blow for the preservation of the Punjab capital's heritage and against the incremental tendency of the province's PML-N government, and especially Chief…

Keeping PM Sharif up at night

“Canst thou, O partial sleep, give thy repose/ To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude;/ And in the calmest and most stillest night,/ With all appliances and means…

A prisoner of the Sharifs

There is this Urdu couplet that comes to my mind whenever I hear Prime Minister Imran Khan holding forth on his favourite theme of corruption and accountability. Though I am…

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…

‘Honestly, Mr Sharif…

‘Honestly, Mr Sharif…

The case of Capital FZE is quite curious and injurious. It is not about the iqama, that you had so diligently declared, but about the non-declaration of the ‘receivables’ that…

The Return Of Nawaz Sharif

The return of Nawaz Sharif

Hand it to Maryam Nawaz for helping her father into standing to adversity, and in bringing him back to keep his, hers and his party’s politics relevant. Left to him,…