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Partly Facetious By ANJUM IBRAHIM

Partly Facetious: There's the difference between the two gifts

Published on August 05, 2015"You know I have just the wrong friends."Read full story

Partly Facetious: It's all a matter of the heart

Published on August 04, 2015"How is Captain Safdar?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Flying into Islamabad depressing

Published on August 01, 2015"How was your vacation?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Qaim's earlier stance not okayed by Zardari

Published on July 10, 2015"So first throw down the gauntlet followed by a 180 degree turnaround, yet again!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM's children not interested in higher education

Published on July 09, 2015"If you look at the international media you would not be remiss in thinking that Malala Yousafzai is the most well regarded participant attending the United Nations education summit in Oslo."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Serve people or serve yourself

Published on July 08, 2015"What's the best way to destroy any entity?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Didn't Caesar refuse the crown thrice?

Published on July 07, 2015"What's a trade policy?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: 35-puncture accusation was political one?

Published on July 04, 2015"I was watching television yesterday and noticed a change."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I don't understand the way Mian Sahib operates

Published on July 03, 2015"I simply do not understand the way Mian sahib operates."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari, Nawaz need refresher course

Published on July 02, 2015"So Wattoo has done a luttooo..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Will minus one formula ever work?

Published on July 01, 2015"Well, who fired everyone that has been fired."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Putting the chairman ahead of co-chairman

Published on June 30, 2015"So now the leadership of the PPP has also deemed it appropriate to visit the heatstroke patients in hospitals in Karachi?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Such diversity of crime?

Published on June 27, 2015"Charges against our political leadership - whether they stick or not in the short term - have a tendency to resurface, and I refer to all allegations ranging from corruption to treason to murder to money laundering."Read full story

Partly Facetious: MQM has only two arguments to defend itself?

Published on June 26, 2015"Things are coming to a head for the MQM."Read full story

Partly Facetious: People dying of heat in huge numbers

Published on June 25, 2015"So whose fault is it?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imitation is form of flattery

Published on June 24, 2015"Prime Minister Modi made a new international day - the yoga day. He got such good publicity world wide - all channels, but all channels, showed him doing yoga with others and it was an impressive sight. The publicity was incredible."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari's photograph

Published on June 23, 2015"A picture is worth a thousand words."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari talked to Altaf...

Published on June 20, 2015"There was no checkmate and so perhaps a status quo?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: There's a linkage between corruption and terrorism

Published on June 19, 2015"Politicians don't ever say sorry and the higher up in the political hierarchy the more unlikely an apology."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari's anger

Published on June 18, 2015"Zardari sahib was considerably angered."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Accountability must be across the board

Published on June 17, 2015"I fully support what our incumbent chief of army staff is doing! In Waziristan, in Kabul, in Karachi..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Italian PM has 100 percent right

Published on June 16, 2015"It's simply common sense!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Khan's angry speeches against Sharif-Zardari deal

Published on June 13, 2015"Mian sahib has the wherewithal to irritate all leaders of all political parties."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Necklaces are stolen routinely

Published on June 12, 2015"The case of the disappearing necklace is rather intriguing."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ebad to leave the Governor's House after 13 years

Published on June 11, 2015"Possession is nine tenths of the law."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Jalsa attendance not a measure of number of votes

Published on June 10, 2015"So the PML-N won big time in Gilgit-Baltistan."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The list of Musharrafites is growing

Published on June 09, 2015"So Haroon Akhtar Khan is what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: A truism in democracies

Published on June 05, 2015"Politicians resurrect the careers of other politicians."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Democracy dictates might is right?

Published on June 04, 2015"Sepp Blatter has resigned."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Basic instincts of Pakistani politician

Published on June 03, 2015"I was thinking about what you said yesterday."Read full story

Partly Facetious: It's political victimisation?

Published on June 02, 2015"Mian Iftikhar is being held on murder charges."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Which Raja are you referring to?

Published on May 30, 2015"According to reports National Accountability Bureau will file another reference against the Raja."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Our sports bodies not engaged in money laundering

Published on May 29, 2015"Did you hear about the arrests of FIFA officials?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Muk mukaa not good politics

Published on May 28, 2015"You know what is the guiding principle or overarching objective of our politicians?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Time can turn a hero into a villain

Published on May 27, 2015"So the lawyers are out again."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What is the great equalizer in Pakistan?

Published on May 26, 2015"Cricket is the great equalizer in Pakistan and not politics - of rigging, or not rigging but irregularities within the system, of..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Both have been exonerated by JIT!

Published on May 23, 2015"So both Shahbaz Sharif and Rana Sanaullah have been exonerated and the Model Town tragedy with 11 deaths and a little more than 100 injured with live bullets was due to our dabang police officers."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The three musketeers

Published on May 22, 2015"I don't understand why? I mean why Mian sahib?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The 'Axact' course

Published on May 21, 2015"If you want the government to take any action go to the international media!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Who is the smartest politician in the country?

Published on May 20, 2015"Mian sahib is the smartest politician in this country."Read full story

Partly Facetious: We must thank Zardari for completing 5-year term

Published on May 19, 2015"Ed Miliband resigned as the leader after he led the Labour party to defeat."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar has made tax return form so complicated

Published on May 16, 2015"You are simply being personal and you must stop it."Read full story

Partly Facetious: They have a one-man constituency

Published on May 15, 2015"You come with me, you stay here, come along sir, and you go to hell"Read full story

Partly Facetious: It's all in the name?

Published on May 14, 2015"It's all in the name I tell you, I have a cousin who calculates the luck or lack thereof of new-borns based on the name chosen by their parents."Read full story

Partly Facetious: MQM has called for Ibad's resignation

Published on May 13, 2015"Eureka! This is democracy!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Extensions reflect our national character

Published on May 12, 2015"There is something to be said about reforming democracy world-wide. I mean the Conservatives won an overall majority with only 36% of the total votes cast, Labour came a distant second with 30% and Ukip with only 1 seat with 12% of the popular vote and the reason: Britain does not have proportional representation."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Leaders don't need actual degrees

Published on May 08, 2015"You reckon it's an either/or situation."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Interference in our internal affairs?

Published on May 07, 2015"The Zimbabwe security team is here."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A 'Sad' Rafiq

Published on May 06, 2015"I am so very, very disappointed."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Don't mistake him for other leaders

Published on May 05, 2015"There is a fundamental difference between the Urdu speakers of urban Sindh and the rest of the ethnic groups that inhabit the Land of the Pure."Read full story

Partly Facetious: We don't have grim reaper's diary

Published on May 02, 2015"So yet another attack on the MQM?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ratings of all talk shows has gone down

Published on May 01, 2015"So what's the latest in the Khan camp?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: A party is not an army

Published on April 30, 2015"So who amongst our politicians is a PhD these days?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The majesty of democracy

Published on April 29, 2015"So our federal ministers do not think it necessary to attend parliament, and the treasury benches taking their cue from the federal ministers also are kind of lax about attending." "Oh, for the days when Gilani sahib was our Prime Minister - he would himself attend and get others to do so too."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Cricket no longer a great game

Published on April 28, 2015"So what's new?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Khan gives MQM new lease of life

Published on April 25, 2015"So the Khan lost in NA 246."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I trust the Chinese commitment

Published on April 24, 2015"Mission Accomplished!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The three types of politicians

Published on April 23, 2015"We have three types of women politicians."Read full story

Partly Facetious: No loadshedding during Xi's visit!

Published on April 22, 2015"Boo hoo hoo."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran says he has taken away fear

Published on April 21, 2015"The Khan spoke with passion and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What was Dar doing in London?

Published on April 18, 2015"I saw the photograph of our Finance Minister with Gavin Sullivan of the London Stock Exchange."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why did the British issue visas?

Published on April 17, 2015"So why aren't the British getting told off as well." "Excuse me?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Celebrating bhai's bail extension

Published on April 16, 2015"The MQM celebrated Altaf bhai's bail extension, but wasn't that a bit premature."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM's policy statement

Published on April 15, 2015"So you reckon Mian sahib's policy statement on the Yemen crisis would appease our Arab brothers and sisters."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nisar got approval for statement from PM?

Published on April 14, 2015"So did Chaudhry sahib get approval for his statement against the statement made by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister of State?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: A mature attitude by MQM leadership

Published on April 11, 2015"I never thought I would say this but the MQM trumped PTI during the Khan's visit to Karachi."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Asif's attack in assembly is also nothing new

Published on April 10, 2015"Change is in the air."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A Khawaja Asif for a Khawaja Asif "So now what?"

Published on April 09, 2015"The PTI members were quiet in the assembly but they let loose their own version of Khawaja Asif outside the assembly."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Khawaja starts off like a sheep?

Published on April 08, 2015"Main, main, main and pronounce it like the Urdu me."Read full story

Partly Facetious: NA-246: It's repeat of 2013 polls?

Published on April 07, 2015"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Trips abroad at public expense

Published on April 04, 2015"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ebad may be considered security risk

Published on April 03, 2015"Nave is nave is nave."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The MQM-PTI tussle

Published on April 02, 2015"What happened at Jinnah bagh on Tuesday..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Saudis have their favourites too

Published on April 01, 2015"We are practitioners of transactional relationships."Read full story

Partly Facetious: We follow the Finnish way?

Published on March 31, 2015"We should do what the Finns do?'Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz sees the glass as half full

Published on March 28, 2015"So India too is out of the World Cup and strangely I didn't find a single individual who was supporting the Indian team."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran got both his wives to cover heads

Published on March 27, 2015"Politics in the name of religion..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Prime Minister has taken ownership of Karachi operation

Published on March 26, 2015"You know the National Action Plan (NAP) is not being implemented."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz says tomato the US way

Published on March 25, 2015"Love means never having to say you're sorry."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The mega military show

Published on March 24, 2015"I am a die hard democrat but..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: In 1992 we won the World Cup...

Published on March 21, 2015"So is Saulat Mirza's video legal?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari siding with MQM

Published on March 20, 2015"So there has been no repositioning."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Raheel is neither Kayani nor Musharraf

Published on March 19, 2015"So what's up in Karachi?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The definition of violent protests

Published on March 18, 2015"Violent protests facilitate terrorist agenda, so said Chaudhry Nisar."Read full story

Partly Facetious: My hometown bled again

Published on March 17, 2015"My hometown Lahore bled again."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Prime Minister has learnt to pronounce tomato both ways

Published on March 13, 2015"There was no one in the federal capital but us chickens."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Democracy is the best revenge?

Published on March 12, 2015"So Mian sahib conceded defeat!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why are they fighting for Senate chairmanship?

Published on March 11, 2015"You know there is one thing I simply cannot understand about our politicians".Read full story

Partly Facetious: Rabbani is not Zardari's man

Published on March 10, 2015"Zardari sahib has reportedly fielded Raza Rabbani as the PPP's candidate for the slot of Chairman Senate."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Horse is one of the most graceful animals

Published on March 07, 2015"I get so confused, it's damned if I do and damned if I don't."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What's the beauty of our democracy?

Published on March 06, 2015"Hey, I was so happy to note the warm welcome accorded to our Prime Minister in Riyadh."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Who would like to lose friends

Published on March 05, 2015"I am writing a book titled how to lose friends and lose influence over people."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Acknowledgement of political weakness

Published on March 04, 2015"What exactly is protocol?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Minor heart attack or hernia

Published on March 03, 2015"I enjoyed one game more than the other on Sunday."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik cannot be a lota

Published on February 28, 2015"So an All-Party Conference was called to show those dratted Baloch parliamentarians that the leader of the party has all the powers."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why didn't Dar accompany PM to Karachi?

Published on February 27, 2015"Our Deputy Prime Minister did not accompany the Prime Minister to Karachi."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Casino a good food

Published on February 26, 2015"Do you know the best food place in town?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Chinese restaurant syndrome

Published on February 25, 2015"The buck stops with me said Sheharyar Khan."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Cricket was the last straw on a camel's back

Published on February 24, 2015"I don't understand."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Jaats ruled under Musharraf

Published on February 21, 2015"So would the one who ushered in real democracy stand up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Any change is good in this country

Published on February 20, 2015"Oh dear dear me!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Lahore is my hometown

Published on February 19, 2015"I was devastated by the bomb blast at Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh...Lahore is my hometown..."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Dar sahib secretary of sidekicks

Published on February 18, 2015"Life isn't fair."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran has shown us the way forward

Published on February 17, 2015"Do you know what unifies this country?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: The World Cup begins

Published on February 14, 2015"Pakistan team management has warned eight players that if they violate team curfew again they would be out of the team."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mineral reserves in Chiniot

Published on February 13, 2015"The Sharif clan laid claim to the mineral reserves in Chiniot."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Sticks and stones may break my bones

Published on February 12, 2015"What's in a name?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Pakoras now also shaped like fries

Published on February 10, 2015"The PM was out and about yesterday visiting two Sunday markets in Islamabad."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Inheritance is no Senate seat

Published on February 07, 2015"I was referring specifically to inheritance laws in practice as far as our politicians are concerned."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Zardari's PPP is not the same as ZAB's PPP

Published on February 06, 2015"There is something to be said about political parties that have an idolised but deceased creator."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There's dedicated Misinformation Ministry

Published on February 05, 2015"I don't understand why the Khan went to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Question over Imran's judgement

Published on February 03, 2015"You know power plays need to be carefully thought out."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Prime Minister should consider revising his media team

Published on January 31, 2015"The Punjab Governor is gone."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Terms of reference often manipulate

Published on January 30, 2015"It's such a challenge to appoint an unbiased investigating officer in this country."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why I have become a nawala again?

Published on January 29, 2015"I have transitioned yet again."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Obama's first priority is US

Published on January 28, 2015"I believe that what we do may come to haunt us."Read full story

Partly Facetious: In international politics everything can change

Published on January 27, 2015"Did you see the Indian Prime Minister's face as he hosted the US President?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Long live the King of Saudi Arabia

Published on January 24, 2015"The King of Saudi Arabia is dead, long live the King of Saudi Arabia."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I don't think politics is about morality

Published on January 23, 2015"Events in Pakistan remind me of the book the rise and fall of the Roman empire."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran has mellowed

Published on January 22, 2015"Oh these politicians!!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The three Ds of PML(N)

Published on January 21, 2015"It's a deep conspiracy against the PML-N government and the reference was to the petrol crisis in Punjab."Read full story

Partly Facetious: It's not Dar's fault

Published on January 20, 2015"Eureka."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran also going to go to Saudi Arabia

Published on January 17, 2015"Nawaz Sharif is in Saudi Arabia while Imran Khan is also going to go to Saudi Arabia."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran only a leader of party

Published on January 16, 2015"Imran Khan reminded me of Musharraf on Wednesday."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Let's call a spade a spade

Published on January 15, 2015"So what was the outcome of Kerry's visit from our perspective?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Prime Minister has stopped eating potatoes

Published on January 14, 2015"So it's you say potato and I say potaato again?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Bureaucracy will go where the winds blow

Published on January 13, 2015"I am so tired of all the tragedies - natural, terror-related, incompetence-related and not to forget related to zero implementation of vehicle laws that specify which vehicles should not be allowed to ply our roads..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Marriage a contract between two people

Published on January 10, 2015"I together with all our readers wish Imran and Reham Khan happiness in their life together."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Functions of 3 pillars of state

Published on January 09, 2015"I was extremely saddened by the massacre in Paris."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Politicians did things right!

Published on January 08, 2015"Why can't they learn to do things right?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: From one potato man to another potato man

Published on January 06, 2015"So the PhD in politics has had to change his tactics."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Our Prime Minister is so unique

Published on January 03, 2015"The PM has said..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari sahib loves bhindi

Published on January 02, 2015"I couldn't believe the Prime Minister's focus on potatoes."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why didn't they say anything during the APC?

Published on January 01, 2015"I was rather disturbed when I heard the news."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Transmigration of souls continues

Published on December 31, 2014"So are Zardari sahib's concerns relevant?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Timber market fire: exchange of accusations

Published on December 30, 2014"Hey did you hear a Qatari delegation was in the country."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar reckons he's chief economist

Published on December 27, 2014"So now potato growers would not have to pay 25 percent regulatory duty on export of potatoes or so Ishaq Dar, the Supreme Accountant, has decided."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Who would Imran Khan elect?

Published on December 25, 2014"The Prime Minister says he will lead the war on terror."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Modi trying to ostracize us globally

Published on December 24, 2014"You know the days of the nuclear deterrence are over."Read full story

Partly Facetious: MQM took threat so seriously

Published on December 23, 2014"It was rather ironical."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Has Qadri sahib opted for lifestyle change?

Published on December 09, 2014"The Cousins are extremely active these days."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why compete with Afghanistan

Published on December 06, 2014"The United States has done so much for us, they give us grants, launch social sector projects, help us with our energy crisis, provide training and equipment to our armed forces and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Khosa had emerged as new, lethal baghi

Published on December 05, 2014"Old is gold, that's what Amin Fahim said."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran has learnt a valuable lesson

Published on December 04, 2014"Did you hear the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Russell reminded you of Rashid

Published on December 03, 2014"I was reminded of an incident related by Bertrand Russell in one of his books. A nun was asked why her order took showers with clothes on and she replied but you forget that God... Russell marvelled that the argument was that while God could look through a door yet couldn't through clothes."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Our dabang interior minister

Published on November 29, 2014"I was upset at what Chaudhry Nisar said?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Prime Minister needs to double his exercise regimen

Published on November 28, 2014"There are two ongoing extremely negative governance elements that seem to continue to escape political notice. Want to guess the two I am referring to?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Give the portfolio to a loyalist least suited for it

Published on November 27, 2014"So the US has flawed policies and China and Russia should play their due role, or so said the Minister of Defence."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Moustache reflects the personality of wearer

Published on November 26, 2014"You know a moustache reflects the wearer's personality." "The wearer? You don't wear a moustache, you sport it!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Prime Minister has postponed performance evaluation

Published on November 25, 2014"I want to share a secret with you, don't tell any body."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Joe Public also the name of pop group

Published on November 22, 2014"So how would you define being personal."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A politician must not spend money on education?

Published on November 21, 2014"What would you do if a political party is hell-bent on at best embarrassing you on a daily basis and at worst toppling you through undemocratic means?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: There's no democracy within parties

Published on November 19, 2014"So you reckon a confrontation on the 30th of this month?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Khadim's moustache reflects a man of action

Published on November 18, 2014"Nadeem Khadim and his band of merry men have been accused by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) of shooting unarmed minors without provocation."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM has a new dress code now

Published on November 15, 2014"So the dress code is when in Rome do as the Romans do."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Maryam had no choice

Published on November 14, 2014"Senator Maryam Nawaz has resigned from the post of chairperson of Prime Minister's Youth Programme."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran Khan uchalaoing pagris

Published on November 13, 2014"Did you hear the sad news?'Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar a highly scrupulous person!

Published on November 12, 2014"I have it from independent sources that Ishaq Dar lied during his press conference on Imran Khan's demand to have ISI as well as MI provide support to the Judicial Commission with the terms of reference to determine whether there was large scale rigging in 2013 or not. Apparently the government had agreed to this in the early stages of negotiations."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran has accepted ground realities

Published on November 11, 2014"Mian sahib is now off to Germany on Angela Merkel's invitation!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: BISP: PPP used her name for political mileage

Published on November 08, 2014"I saw the headmaster and the class of recalcitrant students."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Does Nawaz really need the Maulana?

Published on November 07, 2014"I propose exemplary punishment for those responsible for the cruel way the Christian couple was murdered."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The bread and butter action of Nawaz government

Published on November 06, 2014"So what's the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar: the jack of all trades...

Published on November 01, 2014"I really appreciated Ishaq Dar's principled stand."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Economy: govt not making waves

Published on October 31, 2014"So Mian sahib told the MQM delegation to mend fences with the PPPP?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Kashmiri clan

Published on October 30, 2014"Pervez Rashid has become very active these days."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The attack on Maulana Fazl

Published on October 29, 2014"The JUI(F) expressed anger at the Interior Minister."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The container politics is in abeyance

Published on October 28, 2014"So who is happy with whom?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Maulana should not compete with PTI

Published on October 25, 2014"Maulana Fazlur Rehman survived a suicide attack."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Post-Qadri Constitution Avenue

Published on October 24, 2014"So who won?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why lotaism remains an indigenous concept

Published on October 23, 2014"Mian sahib is becoming an authority on how to make enemies and to de-influence people."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mian sahib has delivered

Published on October 22, 2014"And you said Mian sahib did not deliver."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Bilawal's well-structured speech

Published on October 21, 2014"So who wrote Bilawal's speech?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Negative politics does not work

Published on October 18, 2014"Hashmi got 13,900 less votes than Dogar."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Model Town tragedy requires a 'Naya Punjab'

Published on October 17, 2014"So Mian sahib wants Imran Khan to first build 'Naya KPK' rather than 'Naya Pakistan'!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Blue Area is open for traffic

Published on October 16, 2014"Blue Area is open for business!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'Go Nawaz go' has become youth's mantra

Published on October 15, 2014"Meera elicited calls of Go Nawaz Go when she visited a school."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Everyone is astrologer here

Published on October 14, 2014"Everyone's an astrologer in this country!"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Some legitimate questions

Published on October 11, 2014"Mian sahib as the country's prime minister went to Miranshah for the first time ever!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Not all Prime Minister's dear ones are members of Cabinet

Published on October 10, 2014"I have finally figured out Mian sahib."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Now Mian Sahib has mobilized ground forces

Published on October 09, 2014"You know I am convinced that Mian Nawaz Sharif really wants this country to develop with cheap electricity for all, low rate of inflation, high employment led by private sector growth." "That's what he said in his Eid message but that could be a proforma message - you know like condemning terror attacks."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz's was a friendly opposition during 2008-13

Published on October 04, 2014"So another successful jalsa in Mianwali!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Maryam shouldn't have tweeted what she did

Published on October 03, 2014"Julia Pierson has resigned."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Khursheed Shah in his own dreamland

Published on October 02, 2014"So what's the PPP up to these days?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Data on growth is flawed

Published on October 01, 2014"Mian sahib says he is willing to listen to suggestions to improve his government's performance and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Difference between 14 and 80 significant

Published on September 30, 2014"Mian sahib says 80 million Pakistanis voted for him to be the Prime Minister."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dr Musaddaq wants to make a difference

Published on September 27, 2014"It was an interesting BR exclusive."Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'Container Qadri'?

Published on September 26, 2014"So the mice are at play while the cat is away."Read full story

Partly Facetious: You can't compare Qadri with Imran

Published on September 25, 2014"We have so many conspiracy theories its kind of mind boggling."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Daghi has challenged former foreign minister

Published on September 24, 2014"So the daghi has challenged former Foreign Minister to face him in NA 150 that he vacated."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A spotted alley cat

Published on September 23, 2014"No more than a few thousand I say?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik is a Gandhi?

Published on September 20, 2014"Rehman Malik the peacemaker..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Picture and narrative are the same

Published on September 19, 2014"Nawaz Sharif says crores voted for him to be the prime minister and he is not going to allow a few thousand at best to determine whether he retains his office or not."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar doesn't listen to anyone...

Published on September 18, 2014"Dar is extremely hospitable."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Sharifs have drawn important lesson from ZAB

Published on September 17, 2014"What next? Two First Information Reports (FIRs) against the Prime Minister, Chief Minister Punjab and the Interior Minister."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What about a 'Dharna University'?

Published on September 16, 2014"I have decided to open a university."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran's jalsas are place of fun

Published on September 13, 2014"I can't understand it."Read full story

Partly Facetious: How to use toilets?

Published on September 12, 2014"Toilets are very important, and they must be clean."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar's private funds under stress

Published on September 11, 2014"I can't understand it."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Khawaja Asif has been forgiven

Published on September 10, 2014"I saw Nawaz Sharif sitting next to Khawaja Asif in a helicopter looking at the destruction wrought by floods."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Wearing a dark shirt with a dark jacket

Published on September 09, 2014"I heard all the rumours of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (BBZ) challenging his father Asif Ali Zardari's (AAZ) appointments but I am forced to conclude that the rumours are completely inaccurate." "Oh I get it, you saw his recent statement where he supported the Pakistan army, like his father does, and need I add not quite like Nawaz Sharif does, and urged all parties to focus on providing relief to the flood affectees, a not oblique reference to the dharnas in Islamabad, again no doubt coached by his dad..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz will never go the Zardari route

Published on September 06, 2014"The worms are emerging from the woodwork."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What forced Dar to make personal clarification

Published on September 05, 2014"I thought Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke very well and let's call a spade a spade - back tracking in politics whenever appropriate must be supported as it can form the basis of successful crisis resolution - and PPP's Khursheed Shah also spoke particularly well."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Rahman Malik the supreme negotiator

Published on September 04, 2014"Are resignations from the assembly a threat?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Incompetence is better than corruption?

Published on September 03, 2014"Our politicians have one thing in common."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Hashmi has too big a mouth for his own good

Published on September 02, 2014"So whose side are you on?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: I want to be out of Islamabad

Published on August 09, 2014"I am off for a holiday."Read full story

Partly Facetious: That's not celebration!

Published on August 08, 2014"Do you remember the PML-N said that they would celebrate the Independence Day the entire month of August so my question is, considering that a week of the month has already passed, where are these celebrations being held?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz has close ties with Saudis

Published on August 07, 2014"The Saudi government as per a Makkah daily, has barred its nationals from marrying Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chad and Myanmar women."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PPP may not be the most likely victor

Published on August 06, 2014"Mian sahib, Mian sahib, Mian sahib..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Light hasn't touched Nawaz

Published on August 05, 2014"Mian Nawaz Sharif has not yet seen the light."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz has added Nisar's name to list

Published on August 02, 2014"Mian Nawaz Sharif has finally seen the light."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Complete audit of 2013 election or...

Published on July 26, 2014"We must be careful not to derail democracy and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM wants Imran to be shut up

Published on July 25, 2014"It was pouring in Islamabad and there was a long queue of cars waiting for the CNG station to begin sale."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz gives a lot more holidays than Zardari did

Published on July 24, 2014"What's the difference between Zardari sahib and Mian sahib?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Some itches generate inhuman results

Published on July 23, 2014"So another one with a six-month itch?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz is a religious man

Published on July 22, 2014"The tiger has left the country for ten days."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari a master of manipulation of party leaders

Published on July 19, 2014"I was told that I was not correct."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Chaudhrys' cohabitation with...

Published on July 18, 2014"So if a lion roars in the jungle and there is no one around then what do your make of it?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari got what he wanted after his statement

Published on July 17, 2014"There is nobody here but us chickens."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Musharraf's dealings with Dar were not nice

Published on July 16, 2014"Dar says he will give whatever the army needs for its operation and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: But politicians lie everywhere

Published on July 15, 2014"I believe Gilani."Read full story

Partly Facetious: You take Sindh and we will take Punjab

Published on July 12, 2014"So the same o same o as the Americans put it so succinctly."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM says he has nothing to do with Arsalan

Published on July 11, 2014"Imran needs to learn how to play by the rules."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran has no attack guard

Published on July 10, 2014"You know PML-N must surely miss Sheikh Rashid a lot. I propose that he be re-inducted in the party."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The guy is a Punjabi

Published on July 09, 2014"You know PML-N must surely miss Sheikh Rashid a lot. I propose that he be re-inducted in the party."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I'm Imran Khan's supporter

Published on July 08, 2014"PPP is a globally humane party."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Baldness is inherited my friend

Published on July 05, 2014"What is with the funny hat?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: They're working for national interest

Published on July 04, 2014"If wishes were horses..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Sarkozy is against feudalism

Published on July 03, 2014"Sarkozy the former French President, was taken into custody and questioned by the police for 15 hours for influence peddling and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Kayani's not so illustrious tenure?

Published on July 02, 2014"So it was a Kayani bashing day."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dr Qadri is not a politician

Published on July 01, 2014"I was amazed at these delusional politicians."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There're so many protocol violations there

Published on June 28, 2014"So Nawaz Sharif invited Imran Khan to accompany him to visit the IDPs and the latter declined on account of the scheduled jalsa but asked the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to accompany the prime minister."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Qadri too cannot leave country

Published on June 27, 2014"It's like come to my house said the spider to the fly."Read full story

Partly Facetious: An ally one day is an enemy the next

Published on June 26, 2014"So now what? Tahirul Qadri plus the Chaudhrys...."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ibad has been there for a long time

Published on June 25, 2014"So the army roundly ignored him."Read full story

Partly Facetious: That's a chicken and egg thing

Published on June 24, 2014"An overkill for a political nonentity I say."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Spaniards no longer insist on a son as heir

Published on June 21, 2014"The Spanish king has abdicated in favour of his son."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Incompetent or complicit?

Published on June 19, 2014"What happened in Lahore is untenable, unacceptable and... and all the uns that you can think of."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Even Shahbaz Sharif doesn't take on Dar

Published on June 18, 2014"It's a victory of the doves turned hawks I say."Read full story

Partly Facetious: NS doesn't take advice kindly

Published on June 17, 2014"I am watching it carefully."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ceterus paribus?

Published on June 14, 2014"Pervez Musharraf can leave the country after 14 days ceterus paribus."Read full story

Partly Facetious: He doesn't have Modi's email address

Published on June 13, 2014"In the US they have a special day for taking your child to work."Read full story

Partly Facetious: It's no conspiracy theory

Published on June 12, 2014"I have a theory."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There's much credibility in Altaf bhai's allegation

Published on June 11, 2014"Explain this to me....if the attack was in Karachi then why would an operation in Waziristan degrade the Taliban capacity?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: MQM, PPP part of problem?

Published on June 10, 2014"I was completely devastated by the attack at Karachi airport."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Musharraf's expanding waistline

Published on June 07, 2014"Under stress one eats more."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar has learnt his lesson

Published on June 06, 2014"I think the political parties are showing maturity in dealing with the MQM situation."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar believes loans are good

Published on June 04, 2014"I was wondering...who do you think is the most ardent admirer of Ishaq Dar?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar presented the economic survey

Published on June 03, 2014"The Finance Minister is out to upstage the President."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Our second-tier leadership

Published on May 31, 2014"So non-bailable arrest warrants were issued against Gilani and Amin Fahim."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Our governments are run by the rich and wealthy

Published on May 30, 2014"Delays have a cost attached."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A leopard can't change its spots

Published on May 29, 2014"So Modi didn't act as expected."Read full story

Partly Facetious: It's an annual budgetary exercise

Published on May 28, 2014"So what measures do you reckon the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is recommending to the Finance Minister to raise revenue?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Welcome to the real world

Published on May 27, 2014"Some things I understand, others I simply don't."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: None of Gilani's relatives elected

Published on May 24, 2014"Gilani urged parliamentarians to attend parliament - a tradition that he alone amongst all our other prime ministers, selected or elected, have failed to keep."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I would twin Asif Zardari with Rehman Malik

Published on May 23, 2014"They are tweedle dee and tweedle dum."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Government operating in grey zone

Published on May 22, 2014"I am confused."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Punjabis are too clannish

Published on May 21, 2014"Khawaja Saad Rafiq is Mian Nawaz Sharif's centre forward."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The reason behind 'thank you'

Published on May 20, 2014"So I guess Dar is extremely busy formulating the next budget?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar attacks Pasha

Published on May 17, 2014"Dar came to the assembly and defended his data."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Obama's geography not that good

Published on May 16, 2014"Iran has duplicated drones."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Rules are meant to be broken

Published on May 15, 2014"What angers me is that those who are responsible for ensuring compliance of rules and laws are the ones breaking it."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Altaf bhai always speaks against feudalism

Published on May 14, 2014"The MQM is rightly angered I reckon."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran's show was quite impressive

Published on May 13, 2014"Imran Khan's show of strength was impressive."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar has procured the maximum loan amount

Published on May 10, 2014"Draghi the President of the European Central Bank has stated that a strong euro is a cause of serious concern."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The government has its favourites

Published on May 09, 2014"Dar has taken a media team to Dubai."Read full story

Partly Facetious: It wasn't Hina Khan's fault

Published on May 08, 2014"Brand recognition is very important."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A polio certificate is a certificate...

Published on May 07, 2014"The World Health Organisation has imposed a travel curb on us: a certificate that we have imbibed polio drops is required and only then would we be allowed to proceed abroad."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Load-shedding still a huge challenge

Published on May 06, 2014"I don't understand what is happening with load shedding."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: MQM is not changing with the times?

Published on May 03, 2014"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: A cost benefit analysis?

Published on May 02, 2014"Did you hear what the West is doing to Russians for what's happening in Ukraine?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: There're also shades of grey

Published on April 30, 2014"Wonders of wonders!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Late Zardari sahib

Published on April 29, 2014"The Late Zardari..."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Engagement with the establishment

Published on April 26, 2014"I wonder if that's a good use of his time."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: The Palestine cause

Published on April 25, 2014"I was very happy that Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a unity government."Read full story

Partly Facetious: MQM joins Sindh government

Published on April 24, 2014"You must be relieved - the PPP and the MQM have formed an alliance and have committed to serving the people of Karachi and Hyderabad together and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar himself can lend to country

Published on April 23, 2014"So all the King's men are performing well?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Excessive capitalism and consumerism

Published on April 22, 2014"The Pope has criticised excessive consumerism."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Speculators have become filthy rich

Published on April 19, 2014"There is one thing to be said about our armed forces - its many heads don't seem to be at odds with each other."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Former President at PM's House

Published on April 18, 2014"So? The Prime Minister welcomes President Zardari in his own home while he goes to visit Imran Khan in his."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Burden of proof resting on prosecution

Published on April 17, 2014"The burden of proof rests with the prosecutors."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Senate makes it mandatory for Prime Minister

Published on April 16, 2014"So the rules of business were changed and now the Prime Minister would have to attend the Senate at least once a week." "I would like to highlight two prevalent elements: first, how many politicians or shall we say decision makers of political parties actually attend parliament and secondly...."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The question of pronunciation

Published on April 15, 2014"So I guess it's I say tomaato and you say tomaeto."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Russia has leverage over Western Europe

Published on April 12, 2014"Leverage is what we don't understand."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik is not like Nisar

Published on April 11, 2014"Yet another bomb blast."Read full story

Partly Facetious: We aren't even a football playing nation

Published on April 10, 2014"One good news!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Difference between locals and foreigners

Published on April 09, 2014"I have noticed a difference between locals and foreigners."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Army is not going to like that

Published on April 08, 2014"You know he needs to apologize for his non-constitutional actions."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There is no difference between ideology and benefits

Published on April 05, 2014"The perennial mis-calculator is our Musharraf."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There are very few who support Musharraf

Published on April 04, 2014"So what's the next plan?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Difference between reality and optimism

Published on April 03, 2014"There is nothing wrong with being optimistic."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar is dove when the party's out of power

Published on April 02, 2014"The art of twinning is very well developed in this country."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Musharraf must be made to pay a price

Published on April 01, 2014"As a journalist we have seen the country's elected prime ministers shackled after a military coup, exiled and Bhutto was murdered but somehow former military dictators do not seem to have the same heart as civilians."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mamnoon was wearing a jumper

Published on March 29, 2014"Mamnoon Hussain, our President, was in Kabul to attend the quadrilateral summit."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar said on behalf of PM

Published on March 28, 2014"So did Dar convince you that the $1.5 billion was a gift from a friendly country and the same country had extended $2 billion worth of oil free to Nawaz Sharif's government after the 1998 nuclear blast and had given next to nothing to the PPP-led coalition government?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Where were CMs of Sindh Balochistan?

Published on March 27, 2014"So what is this about co-chairing?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malaysians were kind of lax

Published on March 26, 2014"Cultural sensitivities are very important."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Sheikh Rashid offloaded! Wow

Published on March 22, 2014"Sheikh Rashid, from the one-man party, was offloaded while en route to Canada. Why?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar is dove only when in opposition

Published on March 21, 2014"Tails I win heads you lose."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Necessity is the mother of political alliances

Published on March 20, 2014"Fazlur Rehman has reportedly stated that Zardari took better care of alliance members when he was President."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Two wrongs do not make a right

Published on March 19, 2014"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Foreign policy should be premised on principles

Published on March 18, 2014"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Has Imran Khan met with Maulana Fazl?

Published on March 15, 2014"So a clash of the bunny rabbits!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: How to deal with Taliban policy?

Published on March 14, 2014"So Imran Khan is actually supportive of the government's how to deal with Taliban terrorism policy?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Prime Minister to revisit seating arrangements

Published on March 13, 2014"So another high-level security meeting?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The spirit of reconciliation continues

Published on March 12, 2014"It was good to see Nawaz Sharif with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Bilawal can't qualify as an angry young man

Published on March 08, 2014"So is the opposition playing a friendly role or not?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why not four or five times lucky

Published on March 07, 2014"Three times lucky?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran's fan club is mostly women

Published on March 06, 2014"Veena Malik likes Imran Khan and has indicated she is ready to join politics and the party."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nisar versus Rehman

Published on March 05, 2014"Islamabad was under attack again."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Irfan sitting next to Prime Minister

Published on March 04, 2014"I like round tables, always."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dasti, the moralist

Published on March 01, 2014"Dasti has accused parliamentarians of engaging in immoral activities in parliament lodges."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Difference between a carrot and a stick

Published on February 28, 2014"Oh I wish I were so lucky..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Common sense is no sense in politics

Published on February 27, 2014"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Cricket match: Kalashnikov versus helicopter

Published on February 26, 2014"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Killing two birds with one Enver

Published on February 21, 2014"So what's up with Enver Baig?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar doesn't hold 'restive Karachi' portfolio

Published on February 20, 2014"Dar was in Karachi."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The OIC can't agree on anything

Published on February 19, 2014"Economics my friend is a very powerful tool."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Khawaja Asif is not loud mouthed

Published on February 18, 2014"Khawaja Asif is a relaxed sort of guy and I was surprised to see him actually sitting up straight in a photograph during a meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince."Read full story

Partly Facetious: If national interest were horses...

Published on February 14, 2014"I have a question."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A cease-fire must be a precondition

Published on February 13, 2014"So more terror attacks than ever before and talks are still ongoing?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Sandwich tastes better when Prime Minister makes it for you

Published on February 12, 2014"So Dar is Mian sahib's right hand man."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari: no woman constituency

Published on February 11, 2014"I was listening to Imran Khan's speech this Sunday and he said he would make parks specifically for women."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Brown was the prominent colour

Published on February 08, 2014"So what did you think of the four versus three-member committee?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: When beliefs are in conflict with actions

Published on February 07, 2014"Who said the Taliban are not modernised?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: If wishes were thrushes, then beggars would eat birds

Published on February 04, 2014"So what did you think?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Committee conundrum

Published on February 01, 2014"You know these decadent Western democracies..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Will team formed for Taliban talks deliver?

Published on January 31, 2014"So what do you think of the four-member team charged with the responsibility of initiating talks with the Taliban."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PPP more in common with Democrats

Published on January 30, 2014"So what did Obama say in the State of the Union address?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari was in jail for 11 years

Published on January 29, 2014"There is a reason why Britain was a major power at one time."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Asfandyar fought the Taliban

Published on January 28, 2014"Asfandyar Wali Khan (AWK) wants to know why his party was not taken into confidence with respect to decisions on how to deal with the Taliban."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Proverbial parlance!

Published on January 25, 2014"So escalating costs all round."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Let's learn something from US

Published on January 24, 2014"Yet another cruel and merciless attack on the Hazara community; and the Hazara community, including women and children as well as the infirm, are once again out in the cold to protest against the senseless attacks on them and the entire country mourns with them."Read full story

Partly Facetious: If Dar says it's the right direction...

Published on January 23, 2014"The economy is moving in the right direction."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Will PM take exception to army chief's visit?

Published on January 22, 2014"Chief of Army Staff Raheel Shareef visited the CMH hospital in Rawalpindi."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar goes where his boss goes

Published on January 21, 2014"Nawaz Sharif has cancelled his trip to Davos (Switzerland) to attend the World Economic Forum."Read full story

Partly Facetious: We often go off on a tangent

Published on January 18, 2014"Two new ministers were inducted and an old one was promoted to full minister."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Will TTP appoint woman spokesperson?

Published on January 16, 2014"The PPP has accused the PTI of supporting the Taliban by not citing the names of the leader and spokesperson of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in the FIR in the assassination of the ANP leader while the PPP boldly cited their names in the FIR in the death of Chaudhry Aslam."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari too presented medical certificates

Published on January 13, 2014"Zardari with his sporty cap returns to the capital."Read full story

Partly Facetious: My mother has 8 of 9 ailments

Published on January 09, 2014"So Musharraf has nine ailments."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar gets data out of a hat

Published on January 08, 2014"For the life of me I can't understand why politicians take each other so seriously."Read full story

Partly Facetious: How can you divide a mother?

Published on January 07, 2014"Waseem Akhtar said that Altaf Hussain referred to Sindh as his mother and you can't divide a mother."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mandela is being quoted as an example

Published on January 04, 2014"So the general media consensus is that the government should forgive Musharraf and turn its attention to matters more important to the public."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Musharraf costing us money

Published on January 03, 2014"Musharraf continues to serve this nation."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What's a bad news day?

Published on January 02, 2014"Happy new year to all"Read full story

Partly Facetious: What's so funny about economy or Dar?

Published on January 01, 2014"The Prime Minister is displeased with Dar's economics."Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'Whole army' upset?

Published on December 31, 2013"So is the entire army upset at the treason charge against Musharraf?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari completed his term, something that Benazir failed to...

Published on December 28, 2013"I was saddened by the turnout yesterday."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar was extremely lucky

Published on December 27, 2013"So once again the public is amazed at the assets declared by our politicians."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Sending a gift to Khan

Published on December 26, 2013"I want to courier something to Imran Khan."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran's anti-price hike rally

Published on December 24, 2013"So what do you think of Imran Khan's recent decisions?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: PTI is not a gang...

Published on December 21, 2013"Finance Minister Ishaq Dar spoke at length in parliament yesterday and need I add, it was an impassioned plea for all parties to work together for three years to ensure that the economic upturn is accomplished and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: We're a nation of importers

Published on December 20, 2013"I would urge parliament to give a vote of thanks to Canada."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The pin that plays your record is stuck

Published on December 19, 2013"So the 39-year-old junior Indian diplomat, the Deputy Consul General, who is not entitled to diplomatic immunity according to the US was apprehended and strip searched by the New York police and all because she had an Indian maid who was being paid less than the minimum wage and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The battle at the Foreign Office

Published on December 17, 2013"Diplomacy is not easy."Read full story

Partly Facetious: It's not enough to give a vision for future

Published on December 14, 2013"So same-o same-o as the Americans say."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Long live the judge

Published on December 13, 2013"The king is dead. Long live the king."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why Bilawal distributing Sindh land

Published on December 12, 2013"So the race is on?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Bilawal does not have a moustache

Published on December 11, 2013"Manzoor Hussain Wassan is the Sindh Minister for Anti-Corruption, Prison, Mines and Minerals."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There's lack of democracy within parties

Published on December 10, 2013"Nelson Mandela is dead and the entire world mourns him."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Chaudhry Nisar can fire anyone

Published on December 07, 2013"So there was flexing of muscles by the two sides."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Aitzaz's wife named in LPG scam

Published on December 06, 2013"Indian troops are damaging Siachen glacier, so said Sartaj Aziz."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Fundamentals of economics: Dar's performance

Published on December 05, 2013"I am amazed at the guy's lack of knowledge of basic economics."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A stand alone moustache?

Published on December 04, 2013"Tsk, tsk, tsk."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why Kayani would like to visit Nisar?

Published on December 03, 2013"I don't understand why General retired Kayani would want to visit Chaudhry Nisar Ali a day or two days after he retired."Read full story

Partly Facetious: China's 'soft power' image

Published on November 30, 2013"China has sent fighter planes to ensure that its newly declared air space over islands that are currently held by Japan is not violated by the US, Japan and Korea."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Has Dar emerged as most unpopular minister?

Published on November 28, 2013"What's up in the land of the pure?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Karzai is kind of a maverick

Published on November 27, 2013"I heard that the Prime Minister may be off to Kabul."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: One man who is very happy with Imran's move

Published on November 26, 2013"So what's up with Imran Khan these days?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Where did the cookie crumble?

Published on November 23, 2013"I am reminded of Container Malik."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Where's Tappi?

Published on November 22, 2013"So what's the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Musharraf's 'ordeal'

Published on November 21, 2013"So I guess Musharraf may be tried after all."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I'm back my dear readers

Published on November 20, 2013"So what's up, haven't heard from you in a couple of weeks."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The economy is in shambles

Published on November 02, 2013"The government plans a 750 million dollar Eurobond issue."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Dar's protracted absence

Published on November 01, 2013"So what's new?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: A tale of decadent Western bankers

Published on October 31, 2013"I have always liked Senator Waqar Ahmed and family."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik is loyal to Bhutto-Zardari clan

Published on October 30, 2013"Another scam has surfaced."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Campbell was a spin doctor

Published on October 29, 2013The Minister for Disinform-ation has said "Imran should not politicise the drone issue."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Americans know our character

Published on October 26, 2013"So did Pakistani civilian and military leadership secretly endorse the drone strikes but reserved the right to publicly condemn the strikes?" "Duh! Yes. But this is old news. If you recall a few years ago WikiLeaks did reveal that our military establishment and the civilian government were on the same page as the Americans and I don't understand all this hype about the Washington Post report."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Our relations always been transactional

Published on October 25, 2013"I am reminded of my niece when she was four-year-old. After her mom didn't let her have yet another biscuit she said to me that she loved her mom but didn't really like her."Read full story

Partly Facetious: We all need comic relief

Published on October 24, 2013"I love to watch Laurel and Hardy?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Bilawal's speech

Published on October 23, 2013"Did you hear Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's speech?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: SBP Governor subordinate to Dar

Published on October 22, 2013"So who do you like more? Ahmedinejad or Rouhani?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh chief ministers not party leaders

Published on October 15, 2013"So who is the very most influential Pakistani ever?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'There's no morality in politics'

Published on October 12, 2013"Musharraf has been rearrested."Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'I'll be back'

Published on October 10, 2013"Ishaq Dar is leaving."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Musharraf should construct library

Published on October 09, 2013"So you reckon our former presidents should start a library."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Taliban and Musharraf's farm house

Published on October 08, 2013"I have been reading about the vacations that our former presidents are taking."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari doesn't plan to remain in Sindh

Published on October 05, 2013"Zardari sahib has won a case namely his request that state security be provided to him as he is a target for the Taliban."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar is not the top dog

Published on October 04, 2013"So I hear Dar and his underdog Khawaja Asif were busy wooing anchors to convince the public that the raise in electricity price is in the long term national interest."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar, Malik have no constituency

Published on October 03, 2013"Let me say this again, Dar is to Nawaz Sharif what Rehman Malik was to Asif Zardari."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Kaira doesn't have a heel problem

Published on October 02, 2013"I cannot understand why the switcheroo."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran and Taliban have one thing in common

Published on October 01, 2013"What one has never had, one wants."Read full story

Partly Facetious: People affected by earthquake still waiting for help

Published on September 28, 2013"It sure is lonely at the top."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Rupee slide and economic theory

Published on September 27, 2013"Our visiting high-level Executive team got to meet the head of International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde in New York."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What's happening to our beloved Pak rupee?

Published on September 26, 2013"The rupee is fast losing its value - it was 108.50 to the dollar on Tuesday."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Manmohan's economics and Nawaz's gastronomic?

Published on September 25, 2013"I am so worried about Mian Sahib's meeting with Manmohan Singh."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The blame game must stop

Published on September 24, 2013"I know there was an All Parties Conference on terrorism and the Prime Minister was given the mandate to initiate talks with all stakeholders but I don't see any major development in this regard."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran is quiet?

Published on September 21, 2013"The captain is quiet."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Her FA certificate declared fake but...

Published on September 20, 2013"So Babar Awan has resurfaced as the defender of women's rights?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: All grapes are not suitable for making wine

Published on September 19, 2013"I simply cannot fathom my countrymen."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Policy of reconciliation at work again

Published on September 18, 2013"So what's up with Governor Sindh?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Do governments pay ransom?

Published on September 17, 2013"OK, so now what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Salvaging a sinking airline

Published on September 14, 2013"The Prime Minister has allowed sale of 26% shares of Pakistan International Airlines."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: 'It's not 1992' - MQM is right?

Published on September 13, 2013"So now what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Germans need to revisit their methodology

Published on September 12, 2013"Democracy is the best revenge."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What constitutes national interest?

Published on September 11, 2013"Could you please define national interest to me?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The great influence of Bollywood

Published on September 10, 2013"Welcome, welcome said at least 20 times, I wonder why."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz feted Zardari at taxpayers expense

Published on September 07, 2013"So what did you think of the grand show."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Don't they venerate Nawaz or Imran?

Published on September 06, 2013"A picture is the eye of the soul."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Sindh Governor, CM part of problem?

Published on September 05, 2013"Democracy is the best revenge."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PML-N has no political stake in Karachi?

Published on September 03, 2013"So the Prime Minister will chair a meeting at the Governor's House in Karachi and try to thrash out where and when the targeted operation will start."Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'Gen Qaim Ali Shah (Retd)'?

Published on August 31, 2013"I have a dream."Read full story

Partly Facetious: protecting, preserving chief minister Shah's prerogative

Published on August 30, 2013"So it's Captain Qaim Ali Shah?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Is Karachi governable?

Published on August 29, 2013"So what next?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The spiritual significance of contract

Published on August 28, 2013"So you finally got to meet President Zardari's pir sahib."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What if a rally gets violent?

Published on August 27, 2013"So the Prime Minister is in favour of dialogue instead of rounding up protesters and taking them to jail."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Politics is a game of delusions

Published on August 23, 2013"What's the difference between dementia and delusion?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Let's see what happens in by-elections today

Published on August 22, 2013"Musharraf has been indicted in the Benazir Bhutto case."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Might is always right?

Published on August 21, 2013"I would strongly urge politicians to walk the talk."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar is John Minor if you know what I mean

Published on August 20, 2013"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: They need to be punished

Published on August 17, 2013"So who do you think was the hero and who the zero during the episode in Blue Area with Sikander and his wife and two small children?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran must behave like a national leader

Published on August 16, 2013"So what's Imran Khan up to these days?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Does Dar make sense?

Published on August 15, 2013"Dar says the rupee value eroded recently because our smugglers were active in capturing the Indian gold market after the Indian government raised tariffs on gold's legal import."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz can become taxi - driver for a day

Published on August 13, 2013"You know they routinely show the US President jogging."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz likes good food, good company

Published on August 08, 2013"I don't understand."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran huge disappointment

Published on August 07, 2013"We have so much to learn from others."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Let the lawyers make some money

Published on August 06, 2013"Imran says he will sue Fazlur Rehman."Read full story

Partly Facetious: You win a few, you lose a few

Published on August 03, 2013"Sardar Latif Khosa..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: All those who were equally voluble against judiciary

Published on August 02, 2013"I simply do not understand this."Read full story

Partly Facetious: From jiyalahood to Zardihood

Published on August 01, 2013"So the judiciary is being reviled by all but the ruling party?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar never served in Musharraf's cabinet

Published on July 31, 2013"So Rana Sanaullah has exactly the same views about the MQM as he did before the visit to nine zero by the PML (N) flip flopper."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Sinon a symbol of treachery

Published on July 30, 2013"I think Imran Khan is a bit naive."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Maulana loves ministries?

Published on July 27, 2013"Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that he would table support for the PML (N) nominee for President to his party."Read full story

Partly Facetious: But the outcome would not have varied

Published on July 26, 2013"So the PPP and the PTI are angered because the Supreme Court did not give them the opportunity to have their say with respect to bringing the presidential election date forward." "Well, the reasons are right but the outcome would not have varied."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Aitzaz's moral high ground takes another tumble

Published on July 25, 2013"So who will be President?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The French have their own royalty

Published on July 24, 2013"The royal baby is born."Read full story

Partly Facetious: How would you rate Dr Haq?

Published on July 23, 2013"Ahsan Iqbal says the Planning Commission will be restructured and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar needs a pampered facial

Published on July 20, 2013"A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: This PML-N government different from the past?

Published on July 19, 2013"I would like to give Ishaq Dar advice."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PML-N cannot get President out until...

Published on July 18, 2013"So let me get this right: the new president will be elected a month before the old one will vacate the office?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari a good public speaker

Published on July 17, 2013"Pervez Rashid is the silent one."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Rehman Malik was almost universally disliked?

Published on July 16, 2013"Islamabad is the happening place these days."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why didn't Prime Minister summon ISI chief?

Published on July 13, 2013"So, Nawaz Sharif went a visiting."Read full story

Partly Facetious: We killed our movie industry before it took off

Published on July 12, 2013"Did you see the Hollywood film Olympus has fallen?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: The colour of money is green

Published on July 11, 2013"It was good to see Tauqir Sadiq back on Pakistani soil."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Corruption is always a team effort

Published on July 10, 2013"If a judge retires and anyone wants to say something about his performance would that be contempt of court?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Did Dar ever get on the lecture circuit?

Published on July 09, 2013"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: A pir versus an official don

Published on July 06, 2013"I wonder if the party leader realises that he is very high maintenance."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Morsi's removal should matter to our politicians

Published on July 05, 2013"Ah, the Egyptian democracy is suspended and the army has taken over."Read full story

Partly Facetious: If the US is morally wrong?

Published on July 04, 2013"The power of the sole superpower is amazing."Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'Dar the strutter...'

Published on July 03, 2013"There is no such word. Did you mean stutterer, the guy who stammers."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mian sahib was dressed in a suit too

Published on July 02, 2013"I did notice a difference when Cameron came a visiting."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: So Dar got his way with the budget?

Published on June 29, 2013"Indeed and in my mind his photograph merits placement in the exalted hall of fame."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Babar Awan is a has-been?

Published on June 28, 2013"So who has the PhD?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Wooing foreign investors

Published on June 27, 2013"So what is the best way to woo foreign investors?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Is Nisar ignoring Karachi?

Published on June 26, 2013"So what's up?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Everybody becomes a PhD in politics

Published on June 25, 2013"I have a theory."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar is like Rehman Malik

Published on June 22, 2013"Dar let down the people of this country with his budget and perhaps single-handedly would cost the party votes in the next elections if he is allowed to continue."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Reconciliation language or post-election language?

Published on June 21, 2013"It was good to see the two men not hurl insults at each other and instead show political maturity."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Naveed Qamar stammered to investigators

Published on June 20, 2013"The shuffling of the bureaucracy has commenced."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Two economic altruisms

Published on June 19, 2013"Dar told the finance committee that he would waive the one percent rise in sales tax if the committee helps the government generate 60 billion rupees."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik shows his nationalistic tendencies

Published on June 18, 2013"I saw the former Interior Minister on television again with a green handkerchief jutting out of his coat pocket and a green tie..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar's daring deed?

Published on June 15, 2013"So what did you think of Dar's performance?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: An autopilot decision?

Published on June 14, 2013"Pathetic I say."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz vetted Zardari's speech?

Published on June 12, 2013"So what's the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Gilani not being treated as former Prime Minister by NAB?

Published on June 11, 2013"I was so disturbed."Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'Zardari Sahib is PhD in politics'

Published on June 08, 2013"Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged our missions abroad to pursue economic diplomacy."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The protocol receiving Nawaz at the gate

Published on June 07, 2013"You must appreciate the precedence set by the Zardari clan."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Naek s resignation important development?

Published on June 06, 2013"So why did Farooq H Naek tender his resignation as Senate Chairman."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why Musharraf forced out of his position?

Published on June 05, 2013"Chaudhry Shujaat is a piece of work."Read full story

Partly Facetious: President still a student of history?

Published on June 04, 2013"President Zardari asked the question if drones are shot down then what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Difference between Mushahid and Fahim

Published on June 01, 2013"Amin Fahim reminds me of Mushahid Hussain."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Altaf bhai has begun reform process

Published on May 31, 2013"I want the MQM to do an MQM."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nisar has been vindicated

Published on May 30, 2013"So, Chaudhry Nisar has been vindicated, he won the case against the appointment of Fasih Bokhari."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The incompetence of Khoso's 'gang'

Published on May 29, 2013"My question is what should the caretakers be allowed to do?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar has some pro-Zardari tendencies?

Published on May 25, 2013"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Altaf Bhai's ordeal

Published on May 24, 2013"Altaf bhai sleeps for only two to three hours per day."Read full story

Partly Facetious: You don't send Mithai to someone for being jailed

Published on May 22, 2013"So what's the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Khoso still very well-versed in legal profession

Published on May 21, 2013"So what's the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Policy of reconciliation continuing

Published on May 18, 2013"Maulana Fazl is back in business."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Where is Rehman Malik?

Published on May 17, 2013"Adam Thomson, the UK High Commissioner has said..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The PPP head should have learnt two lessons

Published on May 16, 2013"Nawaz Sharif went to Imran Khan to bury the hatchet."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Presidents are not public servants

Published on May 15, 2013"So now what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Sethi never bothered to turn up at LDA Plaza

Published on May 11, 2013"The caretaker chief minister of Punjab went running to see Imran Khan in hospital while he never bothered to turn up as LDA Plaza burnt and the latest is five casualties confirmed and around 14 or 15 missing."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Where there's a will there's a way

Published on May 10, 2013"I was upset to say the least."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What's the PPP strategy?

Published on May 08, 2013"I don't understand the PPP strategy."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The definition of a liberal

Published on May 07, 2013"Syed Munawaar Hassan of the Jamaat-i-Islami has lashed out against liberals."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What about witness protection programme?

Published on May 04, 2013"Another murder for reasons to do with a case! Sad and need I add the finger pointing has begun already."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Taliban attacking just three parties

Published on May 03, 2013"Dangerous that!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why isn't PPP campaigning in Punjab?

Published on May 02, 2013"Hey, I saw Rehman Malik on television after a long time."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There's no such thing as an objective view

Published on April 30, 2013"I had a dream."Read full story

Partly Facetious: ANP, MQM targets of attacks

Published on April 27, 2013"The attacks on MQM headquarters as well as on ANP leadership are simply appalling." "Agreed, and MQM has said that elections in this environment cannot be free and fair."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The R and R is relative

Published on April 26, 2013"John Kerry has tried to bring together Pakistan and Afghanistan."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Musharraf can never be a non-entity

Published on April 25, 2013"Someone tried to kill Pervez Musharraf."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Get rid of Information Ministry

Published on April 24, 2013"The World Bank says that the Pakistan economy continues to underperform."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Accountability process has not yet started

Published on April 20, 2013"See how the once mighty have fallen."Read full story

Partly Facetious: But Raja is not convicted yet

Published on April 19, 2013"Raja sahib says his nomination papers should have been accepted."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Bilour antagonises all equally

Published on April 18, 2013"The earthquake coupled with pre-poll violence in Peshawar and not to forget a drone strike that killed many for good measure, and all in one day."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nothing is going right in this country

Published on April 17, 2013"I was so upset."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Khoso Sahib's name is rather long

Published on April 16, 2013"Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan (CEC), Fakhruddin G Ebrahim has lost his computer."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Contacts are what appointments are about

Published on April 13, 2013"Wanted a Finance Minister, all those with contacts in the establishment or any political party need not apply."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Vote buying very much alive

Published on April 12, 2013"I don't understand what a caretaker chief minister is doing with the President?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Interior minister has already put his foot in his mouth

Published on April 11, 2013"So what do you think of the caretakers?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Traffic in Islamabad is now so much better

Published on April 10, 2013"I am so angry still, and its road rage."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Degrees under unprecedented focus

Published on April 09, 2013"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Bureaucrats have ambitions too

Published on April 05, 2013"So the PPP is going to mourn former Prime Minister Z A Bhutto's judicial murder and not use that as a launching pad for the forthcoming elections."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What's retirement all about?

Published on April 04, 2013"I think what we Pakistanis in general simply do not understand is the concept of retirement."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The elderly Khoso and his Cabinet

Published on April 03, 2013"The federal cabinet was sworn in yesterday."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Meera going to stand up against Imran

Published on April 02, 2013"Long live women power!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Khoso still Cabinet-less

Published on March 30, 2013"No cabinet in the centre yet?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Musharraf doesn't think he will sweep the elections

Published on March 29, 2013"So who is the most delusional?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari cannot deliver at the polls?

Published on March 28, 2013"President Zardari has delivered lock, stock and barrel to his party."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Will Imran provide justice?

Published on March 27, 2013"Are we a banana republic?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: I hope PML-N has learned valuable lesson

Published on March 26, 2013"So Zardari sahib won again!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The two Tapies

Published on March 23, 2013"You referred to the two Tapies' yesterday - one of France and the other of Karachi."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Tappi of Karachi or Tapie of France

Published on March 22, 2013"Tapie has resurfaced."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Gabol has added width to MQM

Published on March 21, 2013"The MQM has finally gained width."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Mushahid acting as Shujaat's tail

Published on March 20, 2013"I would like to congratulate you."Read full story

Partly Facetious: If the PPPP forms the next government...

Published on March 19, 2013"I can still smell the old set-up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Will they vacate Federal Lodges?

Published on March 16, 2013"I am looking forward to the caretaker set-up."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Jane Doe goes with John Doe?

Published on March 15, 2013"I prefer to hire someone who is jack of all trades."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: The 'controversial' LNG contract

Published on March 13, 2013"So it's checkmate."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There's politicking going on

Published on March 12, 2013"Every time I think we have hit bottom as a country we hit a new low."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Sharmila's engagement or wedding?

Published on March 09, 2013"The poor thing! Even her engagement has become controversial."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik has some pronunciation issues

Published on March 06, 2013"Rehman Malik has placed the entire blame for the masscar on the Punjab government, saying that he had warned of an impending attack and the blame lies in non-action by the Punjab government against the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi as well as on the intelligence agencies failure to take appropriate action to forestall the Quetta as well as the Karachi attack."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The term widely used in police

Published on March 05, 2013"Kaira says a new IJI is in the making."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ibad good diplomat and negotiator

Published on March 02, 2013"Do you reckon he has learned a lesson?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Kate Middleton's family cannot be compared to a Gilani's...

Published on March 01, 2013"So do you agree with British writer Hilary Mantel that Kate Middleton is a shop window mannequin and devoid of personality?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Slugging is only verbal and not physical

Published on February 28, 2013"Chaudhry Pervez Elahi says the Sharifs don't like dirty clothes."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There was corruption in West too

Published on February 27, 2013"Kaira of the Ministry of Information says five years is not enough to make amends."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The conflict between LDA and Malik Riaz

Published on February 26, 2013"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: MQM went overboard in criticising PPP's performance

Published on February 23, 2013"It was being nave to the nth degree."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Abid should use his look alike as an advert

Published on February 22, 2013"You know what I think of when I see Abid Sher Ali"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Governor's raj hasn't helped

Published on February 20, 2013"The Hazara community's demands must be met...Governor's raj has not helped and the army must be called in."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Strengthening democracy in Pakistan

Published on February 19, 2013"OK, so now what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: SBP supposed to be autonomous

Published on February 16, 2013"President Zardari was briefed by the State Bank Governor?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: I don't think Qadri has been clean bowled

Published on February 15, 2013"So Qadri is clean bowled?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: IP project is always on life support

Published on February 14, 2013"Is the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project dead or alive?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Is it fun to be always cryptic?

Published on February 13, 2013"What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Raja is no caretaker

Published on February 12, 2013"So the Raja and our first lady did make it to the UK."Read full story

Partly Facetious: New arms import policy in the works?

Published on February 11, 2013"Raja sahib finally got a trip to the West."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What does Pakistani defence minister do?

Published on February 09, 2013"What does a Defence Minister do?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Our cricket team has a bit of Mirza as well

Published on February 07, 2013"So now what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zulfikar Mirza's wife, son still in

Published on February 05, 2013"So Rehman Malik is back in favour?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: If there's no water drink juice

Published on February 01, 2013"We are a nation of optimists."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Political inheritance is fact of our politics

Published on January 31, 2013"Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has resigned in favour of her son."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mushahid a bad swimmer?

Published on January 30, 2013"Everyone is complaining about everyone."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall...

Published on January 29, 2013"Did you know that all the king's men and all the king's women couldn't put Humpty Dumpty together again?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Gujjar Khan has only one Raja?

Published on January 24, 2013"There is something about Farooq H Naek which is consistent."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari's remarks about forthcoming election

Published on January 23, 2013"President Zardari has promised fair polls, the fairest ever."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Obama has no strategy

Published on January 22, 2013"Brezezinsky, former US National Security Advisor, stated in an interview that Obama has a foreign relations doctrine but no strategy."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik was in-charge of Benazir Bhutto's security?

Published on January 19, 2013"I propose a training course for Rehman Malik?" "He is a former FIA official and will remain the only candidate to run the Ministry of Interior as long as the PPP has any say in the matter. The party doesn't care about the critical Finance Ministry or indeed the ForeignRead full story

Partly Facetious: Malik provided the country with comic relief

Published on January 18, 2013"I think we should have a minute of silence in respect."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The jiyalas can be mobilised once again

Published on January 17, 2013"So what did you think of Qadri requesting permission from his followers to speak in English so he could address a wider audience?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Confusion compounds

Published on January 16, 2013"So why D Chowk as the location of the dharna? And why not at Jinnah Avenue allowed by the government?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Don't write off Malik Riaz

Published on January 15, 2013"So what do you think? Would Benazir have taken different decisions?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Thursday was a day of carnage

Published on January 12, 2013"So what did you think of the drone strike?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mushahid's doctors asked him to reduce

Published on January 11, 2013"Kaira has become extremely active..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: You should go for a jog when the sun is out

Published on January 10, 2013"I went jogging early morning, it was still kind of dark, and I came across this security guy who shook his head sagely as I ran past and mumbled, why don't you stay at home where it's warm!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik must begin to focus on security

Published on January 09, 2013"Rehman Malik in a photograph released by the state-owned news agency was seen sitting comfortably with Tahirul Qadri."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Yaara holaa hathh rakhien

Published on January 08, 2013"Tahirul Qadri has asked the Punjab government not to harass his workers."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Cricket victory is the only good news

Published on January 05, 2013"A day of rejoicing, indeed?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Punjab produces no gas?

Published on January 04, 2013"Is our energy policy province-specific?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Qadri insists that he doesn't want power!

Published on January 03, 2013"And a happy new year to all!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dasti has got his BA degree now

Published on January 02, 2013"There are rats galore in the Foreign Office."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Qadri's a flawed logic

Published on January 01, 2013"So has Qadri's politics been discredited thoroughly yet?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: A well delivered speech, indeed!

Published on December 29, 2012"The entire nation was riveted."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: MQM, PTI on the same side!

Published on December 28, 2012"You have to give full marks to Tahirul Qadri."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Qadri treated as a state guest

Published on December 27, 2012"So what did you think of Tahirul Qadri?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Understanding Rahman Malik's English

Published on December 26, 2012"Merry Christmas."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The doomsday passed without doom

Published on December 22, 2012"What in the world is happening to our world?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Condemnations galore!

Published on December 21, 2012"I condemn in the strongest possible terms the murder of those who were engaged in polio vaccination drive."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Democracy is all about comparisons?

Published on December 20, 2012"Cheers to the IG Punjab."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A high fidelity premium!

Published on December 19, 2012"What is this world coming to?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: What's the nature of Zardari-Malik tiff?

Published on December 18, 2012"Is President Zardari angry with Rehman Malik?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: PIA now stands for pain...

Published on December 15, 2012"Rehman Malik was forced to waste one hour and forty seven minutes in a plane in Karachi."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Where is loyalty?

Published on December 14, 2012"The government ministers are angered over allegations that they are corrupt."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Is Malik in-charge of NGOs?

Published on December 13, 2012"Public Accounts Committee wants the government to scrutinise the non-government organisations' (NGOs) finances."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Shahbaz Sharif: a rangeela at heart?

Published on December 12, 2012"Name calling is gathering momentum as elections are nearing."Read full story

Partly Facetious: CNG users required to abandon CNG

Published on December 11, 2012"So how in the world do you manage demand in this country?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Police seizing dead chickens!

Published on December 08, 2012"I would like to take this opportunity to express my vote of thanks to Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) police."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik is an indomitable spirit

Published on December 07, 2012"Is it my imagination or is Rehman Malik gaining a bit of weight."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Does Rahman Malik control Balochistan?

Published on December 06, 2012"I am extremely depressed."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PPP leaders have better understanding of English

Published on December 05, 2012"Imran Khan says we do not have democracy, we have kleptocracy."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Economy down to Washington

Published on December 04, 2012"So where is the economy going?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Process that requires no NRO

Published on December 01, 2012"I like Gangnam dance."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Hina spoke to foreign news agency

Published on November 30, 2012"Hina Rabbani Khar says that relations with the US have been restored."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Everything is not a political statement

Published on November 29, 2012"We are a race that is personality driven."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Has SBP been able to take independent decisions?

Published on November 28, 2012"Oh man, this opens so many opportunities for us."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Sharifs think they will win

Published on November 23, 2012"Delusional that is all, I can say."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari is not a Bhutto

Published on November 22, 2012"The President is the symbol of the federation..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Protocol duties of police

Published on November 21, 2012"You heard Rehman Malik: motorcycles and mobile phones are walking bombs."Read full story

Partly Facetious: My respect for Zardari has tripled

Published on November 20, 2012"My respect for President Zardari has tripled."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zaka's message to Thackeray

Published on November 17, 2012"Killing softly with kind words..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Is parliament not supreme?

Published on November 16, 2012"The lemurs have come home to roost."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Adam Smith's invisible hand?

Published on November 14, 2012"The invisible hand has done it again."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Lying requires some experience

Published on November 13, 2012"Laila oh Laila!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: There might be a conflict of interest

Published on November 10, 2012"Suicide attack in Peshawar one day, another in Karachi the next day..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The shoe doesn't fit

Published on November 08, 2012"The US election results show to me that one must identify the party's core group and then seek to ensure that they vote for you."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Difference between Pervez Ashraf and Pervez Musharraf

Published on November 07, 2012"Raja Pervez Ashraf reminds me of General Musharraf during the early days of his presidency."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The tuck shop of Malik's brother

Published on November 06, 2012"Moon Star Tuck shop?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: For every man there exists a bait

Published on November 03, 2012"I was a bit disappointed."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Where is rock bottom?

Published on November 02, 2012"Rehman Malik has thanked the British government for Malala's excellent treatment."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why NS making phone calls?

Published on November 01, 2012"So now what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Bare essentials or bear essentials?

Published on October 31, 2012"Chaudhry and company have set a new trend."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Civilians unlikely to follow dictation unless...

Published on October 25, 2012"Noor Khan has taken the British government to court."Read full story

Partly Facetious: FIA is PPPP's version of Ehtesab Bureau?

Published on October 24, 2012"Our leadership should learn to act where their mouths are."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Some politicians cannot be upstaged by anything

Published on October 23, 2012"The critical question is who can upstage who?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari needs Wattoo

Published on October 20, 2012"So is Wattoo any good?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The lesson learned

Published on October 18, 2012"Our very wealthy Senator Waqar Ahmed Khan with his family has taken on the might of Deutsche Bank in the British courts."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Public opinion can play role in ending terror wave

Published on October 16, 2012"That certainly saddens me."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Gilani's friends are not Raja's friends

Published on October 13, 2012"So from the Islamabad Club to the Presidency!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: But Gilani was not always in PPP

Published on October 12, 2012"So, is Gilani no longer angry at the PPP high command?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Aren't the Sharifs doing bad things to economy?

Published on October 10, 2012"So what's the difference between the target and the realised figures?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why did Imran turn around?

Published on October 09, 2012"One question: why did Imran Khan turn around?'Read full story

Partly Facetious: He should stop strengthening his CV

Published on October 06, 2012"One question: can we afford it?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: PML-N must woo Faisal

Published on October 05, 2012"I saw the Obama versus Romney debate and need I add very surprisingly for not only me but even US analysts Romney came out a clear winner."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Transforming Pakistan's economy

Published on October 04, 2012"Good news for this country at last."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Controversial bill sails through Sindh PA successfully

Published on October 03, 2012"So the Sindh local government ordinance bill is passed."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari should not have gone to the US

Published on October 02, 2012"Things are not looking good."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Unavoidable differences or circumstances?

Published on September 29, 2012"So Putin cancelled his visit to Pakistan?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Democracy is not about selection

Published on September 28, 2012"Long live Gujjar Khan."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Clinton was interested in well-being of Americans

Published on September 27, 2012"Hillary Clinton thanked the President for his handling of the protests."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Bilour will survive come what may?

Published on September 26, 2012"Bilour says he stands by his bounty call."Read full story

Partly Facetious: ANP too has distanced itself from Bilour's statement

Published on September 25, 2012"Bilour..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Is Zardari right-handed or left-handed?

Published on September 22, 2012"I am glad the President has decided to mend fences."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Gilani made the major sacrifice

Published on September 20, 2012"Raja sahib is one wily guy."Read full story

Partly Facetious: President between former, incumbent PMs

Published on September 19, 2012"A picture is worth a thousand words."Read full story

Partly Facetious: ANP will be granted benefits elsewhere

Published on September 15, 2012"Obama says that Egypt is less than an ally."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Who understands greed?

Published on September 14, 2012"What do you think of Chaudhry Nisar's accusation that the Information Minister has access to secret funds which are being used to bribe television talk show hosts to present a pro-PPP bias?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: A rather pessimistic opinion

Published on September 13, 2012"Is there anything that is going well in this country?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: PTI may form government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa?

Published on September 12, 2012"So what does Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf and Pakistan Muslim League-N has in common?" "Their hatred for each other revealed with growing regularity by constant attacks against each other in the media." "That's obvious and, no, that was not the answer I was looking for."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There's nothing in the book that is controversial

Published on September 11, 2012"I read the book by the navy Seal titled No Easy Day."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Look at Imran Khan's fight with Khawaja Asif

Published on August 17, 2012"The country must rejoice - a labourer and the son of a labourer stood first in board exams."Read full story

Partly Facetious: It's not a merger?

Published on August 16, 2012"So what do you think?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Sharifs accused of outright corruption

Published on August 11, 2012"Chaudhry Nisar eat your heart out! Imran Khan has outclassed you."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PPP has all the hallmarks of a teenager

Published on August 10, 2012"Speaking of a picture being worth a thousand words..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Prime Minister Raja had two very important visitors

Published on August 09, 2012"Raja sahib is trying to make an album."Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'Don't do politics on power outages'

Published on August 08, 2012"Raja sahib has warned the opposition not to do politics on power outages."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran can always improvise

Published on August 07, 2012"Imran Khan has a lot to learn."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The travails of trappings of power

Published on August 04, 2012"I just love watching Raja's smile."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Political point-scoring with so little finesse!

Published on August 03, 2012"What's up with Khawaja Asif? Political point-scoring and with so little finesse!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The alliance seems rather holy

Published on August 02, 2012"Mitt the twit, I like that."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Who is known by his wife's name?

Published on August 01, 2012"So, the challenge was not a success."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The prayer was for long life of sapling

Published on July 28, 2012"I saw President Zardari's hands lifted in the classic gesture of praying."Read full story

Partly Facetious: British HC doesn't reply to queries?

Published on July 27, 2012"Kaira said the cabinet was angered at the unfounded charges levelled against Nadra and passport office, both under the jurisdiction of Rehman Malik of the apple versus orange claim..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Cabinet has to rise and fall with Prime Minister?

Published on July 26, 2012"I now know the difference between a prime minister and a minister."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Raja may not be short-term

Published on July 25, 2012"I am very impressed with our short-term Prime Minister."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What the President has in store for himself?

Published on July 21, 2012"I was wondering what President Zardari has planned for himself?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Rajesh Khanna remains popular

Published on July 20, 2012"Rajesh Khanna is dead."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Who was re-electing Musharraf in uniform?

Published on July 19, 2012"The Chief Justice has said the government takes minutes to pass laws that suit its own interest while taking years to pass laws that are pro-people."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Difference between Multan and Gujjar Khan

Published on July 18, 2012"There is a difference between Gilani and Raja."Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'Egypt is not Pakistan'

Published on July 17, 2012"Indians eat your heart out."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Afghanistan no tourist destination

Published on July 14, 2012"Not fair."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There's always a poetic justice

Published on July 13, 2012"I saw Anne of a Thousand Days recently. Have you seen the film?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Seeking protection through legislations

Published on July 11, 2012"The contempt of court bill was passed."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Former Prime Minister Gilani has left the Presidency

Published on July 10, 2012"So now what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: What has prompted an avalanche of conspiracy theories?

Published on July 07, 2012"There is a conspiracy against the PPP and it is ongoing."Read full story

Partly Facetious: No 'secret deal', really?

Published on July 06, 2012"Khar says that there is no secret deal."Read full story

Partly Facetious: For Obama it may cost his re-election bid

Published on July 05, 2012"We are sticklers for an apology."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nato blockade is being lifted?

Published on July 04, 2012"So what's the latest on the Pak-US front?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Raja has ended loadshedding?

Published on July 03, 2012"I was noting the body language."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Surjeet is a strange fellow

Published on June 30, 2012"It's not fair."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Altaf gives Raja a clean chit

Published on June 29, 2012"I salute Altaf bhai sahib."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Gilani was destined for conviction

Published on June 28, 2012"Babar Awan is not a Naheed Khan or Safdar Abbasi."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Gilani knows that politics abhors a vacuum

Published on June 27, 2012"So Gilani has moved to the Presidency."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik made a sweeping allegation

Published on June 23, 2012"The former Prime Minister says that he was ousted from power by a hidden hand."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Shahabuddin is not likely to last more than a month

Published on June 22, 2012"A covering candidate? A covering candidate?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Gilani wasn't decision-maker

Published on June 21, 2012"Like a fly in the ointment."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There's enough anger in Punjab

Published on June 20, 2012"This decision gives me a comfort level - the only issue is if it is enforceable."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ahmed Mukhtar a wily politician

Published on June 19, 2012"I was away from Pakistan for just one week and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Entrapment refers to conduct

Published on June 09, 2012"Entrapment is punishable under the law."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Who has spearheaded the move?

Published on June 08, 2012"Did you see it?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: She's a she and not a he

Published on June 07, 2012"So she has gone to court?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik disqualified because he lied blatantly

Published on June 06, 2012"So Rehman Malik has done a Rehman Malik."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I have a proposal for the Finance Minister

Published on June 05, 2012"So what did you think of the critique on the budget?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: The France of 18th century did not have electricity problem

Published on June 01, 2012"It is the best of times, it is the worst of times...."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Even Establishment could not dislodge him

Published on May 31, 2012"You have to give credit to the guy. He did renounce his British nationality and lets be honest that's not the done thing within the PPP ranks or indeed within the PML (N) ranks."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Election 2013 would be the litmus test

Published on May 30, 2012"Listen with your hearts not your minds."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Was it a partisan ruling?

Published on May 26, 2012"The Speaker hath spoken."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Hashmi more articulate than Chaudhry Jaat

Published on May 25, 2012"So the budget will be presented on the first of June I hear."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Did Erdogan succeed in convincing Nawaz to abandon anti-Gilani plan?

Published on May 24, 2012"So now what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari offers no quarter

Published on May 23, 2012"Ah there was certainly a difference." "You mean what happened to President Zardari in Chicago where he could not get a one on one with President Obama which is why his son reportedly did not join him but merely went on a two-day visit to New York?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Pakistan is not part of Nato?

Published on May 22, 2012"I was looking for the photograph of Presidents Zardari and Karzai and did not find it."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Worst of times and best of times

Published on May 19, 2012"I remember the days..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Rehman Malik has only one-man constituency

Published on May 18, 2012"Could you lay off Rehman Malik: the poor guy is being needlessly maligned."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Gilani was convinced by Cameron to reopen route?

Published on May 17, 2012"So the invite came."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Leadership wants zero original thought from partymen

Published on May 16, 2012"The pound of flesh has been extracted."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: She's there only because of one man

Published on May 15, 2012"So the prodigal hath returned."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Rehman Malik lies even when there's no need

Published on May 12, 2012"So what's up?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Indeed, Zardari is master politician

Published on May 11, 2012"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Don't underestimate the capacity of our Prime Ministers

Published on May 10, 2012"The allegedly convicted prime minister is in London."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Hafeez Sheikh deeply committed to Pakistan

Published on May 09, 2012"So the Minister of Finance has gone for the last hurrah."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why is your thumb called a thumb and not a finger?

Published on May 08, 2012"I saw Rehman Malik's photograph where his left hand's finger which has no name is gently placed on his nose."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik needs training on how to prepare a case

Published on May 05, 2012"So the red warrants issued against Musharraf have been rejected by Interpol?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Malik must know that cleanliness and health go together

Published on May 04, 2012"I attended the assembly yesterday."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS:Both Gilani, Shahbaz guilty of exhibiting

Published on May 03, 2012"So who is the bigger supporter of labour?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Babar Awan may be down but certainly not out

Published on May 02, 2012"So who is the bigger liar?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: No one gives a time period for anything in Pakistan

Published on April 28, 2012"Hina Rabbani Khar said the overbearing role of the military in the foreign policy of Pakistan will recede as time passes."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Our prime minister doesn't walk anywhere

Published on April 27, 2012"I want to tell you a joke."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The king is party's co-chairman

Published on April 26, 2012"So is he in or is he out?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The bard was referring to women

Published on April 25, 2012"The Prime Minister says he is not afraid of the court cases against him and his son..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Hafeez isn't member of inner coterie

Published on April 24, 2012"So what's the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Set up a fortune-teller's shop

Published on April 21, 2012"One must be careful when naming one's children."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Party has delivered to all those loyal to Zardari

Published on April 20, 2012"You know I can't understand why induct 15 more members in the cabinet - I mean it's not as if another minister will translate into a vote bank."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Will US end drone strikes?

Published on April 19, 2012"Have you heard the latest from the US?'Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'Raja Rental's' return calculated move?

Published on April 18, 2012"Raja Pervaiz Asharf is back in the news."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Musharraf would return to country and face the music?

Published on April 17, 2012"So what's the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: But no mention of downing the drones

Published on April 14, 2012"When it rains it pours, is that the right expression."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Babar Awan still a Senator

Published on April 13, 2012"So it's out Chandio and in Farooq Naek."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik and his nose-blowing action

Published on April 12, 2012"I was amazed to see a photograph of Rehman Malik in conversation with Nawaz Sharif and the latter appeared to be actually listening to him."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Punjab officials to get two days off a week

Published on April 11, 2012"So what was the outcome of the energy conference?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Rehman Malik must be sent to an etiquette school

Published on April 10, 2012"Etiquette must be followed at all costs."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I thought the Sharifs are Kashmiris

Published on April 07, 2012"The President and his son are on the war path."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Our President, Prime Minister have great respect for judiciary?

Published on April 06, 2012"Barack Obama is nothing but a copy cat."Read full story

Partly Facetious: When PSDP becomes a political tool

Published on April 05, 2012"Allocations for Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) would be increased for next year."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Rehman Malik is always formally dressed

Published on April 04, 2012"There is something about Rehman Malik that we, as a nation, must like."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Each and every member of Prime Minister's family implicated in scam

Published on March 31, 2012"Did you hear the old song: and another one bites the dust?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Gilani wasn't always a jiyala

Published on March 30, 2012"I can't understand our Prime Minister."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Don't forget, Prime Minister is a pir not a peon

Published on March 29, 2012"So Obama is relaxed and our Prime Minister appears to be overwhelmed with pride at the photo opportunity."Read full story

Partly Facetious: our patience is over as a nation

Published on March 28, 2012"A picture is worth a thousand words."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Qasim Zia has done no wonders for hockey team

Published on March 27, 2012"So, the only institution that has emerged as a uniter for this hapless country is the cricket team."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Bashing part of our national character

Published on March 24, 2012"I simply don't understand this Aitzaz Ahsan bashing."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Left hand doesn't know what the right hand doing

Published on March 22, 2012"The PML (N) has done it again."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik in front of camera is as Veena before camera

Published on March 21, 2012"Bhatta khori will end, so saith the Lord."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The honour among thieves

Published on March 20, 2012"What's the difference between Mansoor Ejaz and Younus Habib?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The difference between Prime Minister and peon

Published on March 17, 2012"What's the difference between a Prime Minister and a peon?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Was Babar Awan out of favour?

Published on March 16, 2012"Is Babar Awan in or out?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: I've never seen any of our prime ministers jogging

Published on March 15, 2012"I saw this photograph of the Dutch Prime Minister and a senior politician riding bicycles to the official residence of the Prime Minister."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: he past of our politicians is murky

Published on March 14, 2012"Obama has an approval rating of only 41 percent."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Government has no role in current economic impasse?

Published on March 13, 2012"So now what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Respect the office if not the man

Published on March 10, 2012"Rehman Malik is very busy."Read full story

Partly Facetious: It was women's day yesterday

Published on March 09, 2012"It was women's day yesterday."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Both like to dress expensively and both have no power

Published on March 08, 2012"So Farooq Sattar is out and Nayyar Bukhari is in?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: A family that prays together stays together

Published on March 06, 2012"Memogate is taking a turn that, to me at least, appears to be at odds with the restored civilian-military relationship."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Glass being half full or half empty

Published on March 03, 2012"Politicians are at it again?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: It takes time to draft red warrant

Published on March 02, 2012"Red warrants have been issued to Interpol for Musharraf's arrest."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The fact remains that she has done us all proud

Published on March 01, 2012"Sharmeen Obaid has really done us proud."Read full story

Partly Facetious: She has really done us proud

Published on February 29, 2012"Sharmeen Obaid has really done us proud."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The US does care about Osama compound

Published on February 28, 2012"Osama bin Laden's compound was razed to the ground."Read full story

Partly Facetious: When Malik eats banana

Published on February 25, 2012"Rehman Malik is going to welcome the exiled Baloch leadership."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PPP, PML-N have yet another deal

Published on February 24, 2012"So Mansoor Ijaz issue has resurfaced?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik too plays Sindh card

Published on February 23, 2012"So why did Rehman Malik play the Sindh card with the investigation report on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, clearly and unambiguously she was a national leader?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: The beauty of elections, democracy

Published on February 22, 2012"Twentieth constitutional amendment was passed by the Senate."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The distinguished visitors have left

Published on February 21, 2012"I attended the trilateral press conference the other day at the Presidency."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Who is joker in pack?

Published on February 18, 2012"Now what?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Veena has no access to Lok Sabha

Published on February 17, 2012"Veena Malik is our Mata Hari, or so alleges an imam in India who has taken his contention to a court of law."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Chaudhry Shujaat could be a pet fox

Published on February 16, 2012"Guess who looked like the proverbial cat that got to lick the cream?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Gilani between a rock and a hard place

Published on February 15, 2012"So loyalty to the party is above loyalty to the country."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Rahman Malik knows nothing about anything

Published on February 14, 2012"Rahman Malik has done it again!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: He's a lawyer after all

Published on February 11, 2012"So yet another deal between the PPP and the PML (N)?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Prime Minister restored judiciary through executive order!

Published on February 10, 2012"Aitzaz Ahsan in the appeal to dismiss the contempt of court charge against the Prime Minister has argued that it was the Prime Minister who restored the judiciary."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Should Nawaz do a Bill Gates?

Published on February 09, 2012"So what do you think of distributing free computers to those students who did well?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The attack was against our leadership?

Published on February 08, 2012"Some good news at last."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik and his 24-hour reports have become a big joke

Published on February 07, 2012"Transparency International Pakistan has alleged that there has been 8500 billion rupee worth of corruption during the last four years."Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'Aik Zardari sab pay bhari'

Published on February 04, 2012"So now what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: I'm not sure who the bad guys are

Published on February 03, 2012"A secret Nato report accuses Pakistan of assisting the bad guys."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Shahbaz Sharif can't refute historical facts

Published on February 02, 2012"Rehman Malik says that he is going to provide the Bangladesh cricket team the same security as the President."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why don't let you Haqqani go?

Published on February 01, 2012"Husain Haqqani has left the country."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I don't think there are any heroes in our politics

Published on January 31, 2012"So, all the heroes are back in town?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: We have many medical doctors in our Cabinet

Published on January 28, 2012"Our Prime Minister is in Davos."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Shahbaz wants to do everything himself

Published on January 27, 2012"The problem with Punjab governance is that the Chief Minister does not have enough ministers."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Does our President take all major decisions?

Published on January 26, 2012"I saw President Obama's speech."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Rahman Malik has a success story

Published on January 25, 2012"You know I am not sure who I believe."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why couldn't Farah stay here with Haqqani?

Published on January 24, 2012"Farah Naz Ispahani left the country because her life was in danger."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What is benign party dictatorship?

Published on January 21, 2012"Two wrongs make a right."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Prime Minister drove down himself!

Published on January 20, 2012"How do you bring an entire city to a halt?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Prudence is better part of valour

Published on January 19, 2012"So, all eyes are on the Supreme Court."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ayub, Yahya, Zia, Musharraf in my list of spiders

Published on January 18, 2012"So democracy, even if inept, is preferable to dictatorship?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: I'm furious with my electricity bill

Published on January 17, 2012"I am furious."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Learn to respect your Prime Minister

Published on January 14, 2012"What do you want? Democracy or dictatorship?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari must ask Gilani to seek fresh vote

Published on January 13, 2012"So who is the joker in the pack?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Malik did what he was told to do

Published on January 12, 2012"So, what's up next?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The cake has no sugar

Published on January 11, 2012"So now what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Lack of planes is Tarin's fault?

Published on January 10, 2012"The President has assured the people of this country that the PPP's election slogan will remain roti kapra aur makaan... And for anti-democracy people like you, let me assure you that the aur is not to be mistaken for the English or. In other words, the aur means and."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Zardari in a win-win situation

Published on January 07, 2012"Nawaz Sharif wants elections now as do other parties in opposition."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Haqqani has a number of ex-wives and their sisters

Published on January 06, 2012"Husain Haqqani says he can't leave the Prime Minister's House as he fears he maybe killed."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Prime Minister's moustache beginning to droop

Published on January 05, 2012"Isn't democracy beautiful?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Difference between FRR, FIR

Published on January 03, 2012"The attacks against the hapless public have restarted."Read full story