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Partly Facetious By ANJUM IBRAHIM

Partly Facetious: The affidavit in capital letters

Published on December 01, 2016"Oh dear, dear me..."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Perceived weakness

Published on November 30, 2016"Mian sahib seems visibly relaxed!"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Does the PM know the price of potatoes?

Published on November 29, 2016"So how long do you reckon?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Who is 'we' that you refer to?

Published on November 26, 2016"The end of an era..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Symbols are simply symbols

Published on November 25, 2016"I was wondering how relevant the long ago selected election symbols are with respect to our major political parties."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Poverty is Anglo Saxon specific

Published on November 24, 2016"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words would never hurt me."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Zardari sahib gave us BISP

Published on November 23, 2016"Who do you think is more liberal? Zardari sahib or Mian sahib?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari sahib different from the rest

Published on November 22, 2016"Imran Khan eat your heart out!"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: The army operates as an institution

Published on November 19, 2016"So what's the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Events are molded by disasters!

Published on November 18, 2016"So what's the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Heaven and lawyers do not go together!

Published on November 17, 2016"The quality of mercy is not strained. It dropped as the gentle rain..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The 'Supermoon'

Published on November 16, 2016"What's the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ephedrine became a dead issue once...

Published on November 15, 2016"I was saddened at the demise of Jehangir Badr, always liked him, he reminded me so much of Hanif Abbasi though without the baggage."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Riots break out across US

Published on November 12, 2016"Anti-Trump protests in the US..."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Trump came up with conciliatory speech

Published on November 11, 2016"So Trump trumped all."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Rabbani owes his position to Zardari

Published on November 10, 2016"So why is the PPP led by the wily Zardari sahib insisting on parliament as the right forum to proceed against the Panama Papers and not the court of law?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mediocre leadership across the world

Published on November 09, 2016"I believe we have mediocre leadership."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: That's sexism!

Published on November 08, 2016"POTUS is President of the United States and FLOTUS is First Lady of the United States, so my question is if Hillary Clinton wins then there would be a need to come up with another acronym for Bill Clinton as he cannot be the First Lady and..."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Zardari also appointed woman info minister

Published on November 05, 2016"So a woman Minister of Disinformation?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran's impressive show at Parade Ground

Published on November 04, 2016"It was a good show by the Tehrik-i-Insaaf by any stretch of the imagination."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I often support conspiracy theories

Published on November 03, 2016"Nah nah nah phooh phooo."Read full story

Partly Facetious: We all have an umpire

Published on November 02, 2016"Nah nah nah phooh phooo."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The bestest party in Pakistan

Published on November 01, 2016"I would like to restate the findings of the most recent survey: Mian sahibs', plural here, are the bestest in this country - the older gentleman is the best Prime Minister and the younger the best Chief Minister as per Pildat, a non-partisan think tank, and put that in your pipe and smoke it."Read full story

Partly Facetious: It was a wrong move

Published on October 29, 2016"I would like to condemn what happened on Thursday and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran levels allegations against Shahbaz

Published on October 28, 2016"The Khan accused yet again, this time the Junior Sharif and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I'm seeing the glass as three quarters empty

Published on October 27, 2016"Dar sahib has been feting the two heads of multilateral institutions that he is borrowing heavily from."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Everyone using whatsapp these days

Published on October 26, 2016"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: How do you define a political analyst?

Published on October 25, 2016"So it's pretty much same-o, same-o."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Politician is someone who can lie well

Published on October 22, 2016"So who is telling the truth?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: No honour among thieves

Published on October 21, 2016"There is honour among thieves."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dugdugee player?

Published on October 20, 2016"So what do you reckon? Mian sahib remains gung-ho."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mian sahib is a lion

Published on October 19, 2016"Nawaz Sharif is truly a lion."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What attracts somebody to attend a jalsa

Published on October 18, 2016"There is a difference between what attracts a Punjabi to attend a jalsa, what attracts a Pathan to attend a jalsa, what attracts a Sindhi to attend a jalsa and what attracts an Urdu-speaker to attend a jalsa."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Now the award controversy

Published on October 15, 2016"So Dar sahib's award as best finance minister of South Asia had nothing to do with the International Monetary Fund?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Is there any ongoing confrontation?

Published on October 14, 2016"Concerning the ongoing civilian-military confrontation you reckon it's the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: PPP's 'New King'

Published on October 08, 2016"I can't understand why the PPP is so angry at the Khan."Read full story

Partly Facetious: It's a perception index!

Published on October 07, 2016"Loyalty above merit, such is the focus of the Sharif administration if the Global Competitiveness Index under the auspices of the World Economic Forum is anything to go by."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Waderas do operate as jury...

Published on October 06, 2016"Reminds me of how the West was won movie."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Real estate rates based on location

Published on October 05, 2016"In descending order of importance its location, location, location."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: There's no democracy within parties

Published on October 04, 2016"Democracy must never be held hostage to the ambitions of a dictator."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What constitutes a surgical strike?

Published on October 01, 2016"So what's up?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: She wasn't Prime Minister material

Published on September 30, 2016"The First Daughter tweeted that the First Father successfully presented the Kashmir issue in the UN General Assembly and has returned to Pakistan."Read full story

Partly Facetious: But we have our own traditions

Published on September 29, 2016"I was watching the US presidential debate."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I've severe asthmatic attacks in Pakistan

Published on September 28, 2016"There is a need, urgent need, for former President of Pakistan and ongoing decision-makers of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to take notice of this... this... this lack of due respect and I would emphasise the word due..."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Parliament is supreme?

Published on September 27, 2016"What do you reckon?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mian sahib independently wealthy

Published on September 24, 2016"So what now, that is after the UN speech?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: When PM wears shalwar kameez...

Published on September 23, 2016"I disagree with you... clothes do make a man."Read full story

Partly Facetious: We have little clout internationally

Published on September 22, 2016"I was devastated."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Democracy still in its infancy

Published on September 21, 2016"I consider it a brilliant strategy of the Prime Minister."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Where is Qaim Ali Shah?

Published on September 20, 2016"I miss him."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: She is no longer anyone's dependent

Published on September 17, 2016"I am so glad that Maryam Nawaz is no longer anyone's dependent, according to the statement of assets and liabilities filed by her dad and her husband to the Election Commission of Pakistan."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari sahib is true politician

Published on September 16, 2016"Mian sahib celebrated Eid in Lahore and dedicated it to the Kashmiris' appalling plight courtesy Modi's administration."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ayaz The Sadiq!

Published on September 10, 2016"I have something against governments running national institutions, and let's openly admit that all our governments - be they run by military strongmen or civilians - all have governed these institutions instead of the institutions governing themselves under their own steam."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The guy has become delusional

Published on September 09, 2016"So Mian sahib has got the Chitral vote you reckon?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: This is a serious matter of foreign policy

Published on September 08, 2016"It was a double whammy...and I ask you is that not an attempted murder for a heart patient?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Speaker has been placed in difficult position

Published on September 07, 2016"Why are you laughing... I certainly don't see anything funny."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why does PM have to go himself?

Published on September 06, 2016"So Mian sahib is off on another foreign tour?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari sahib introduced this trend

Published on September 03, 2016"I want to pass a resolution in the assembly."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What is your profession?

Published on September 02, 2016"Have you read the book how to make friends and influence people?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: You can't compare Jolie with Zardari!

Published on September 01, 2016"I don't get it! Does Mian sahib take his salary as Prime Minister or doesn't he?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Prince came after midnight

Published on August 31, 2016"So what did the Midnight Prince seek?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM is ill while in power

Published on August 30, 2016"So is the MQM is, or ain't?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar sahib is heir apparent

Published on August 27, 2016"You know I think Mian sahib is partial to Dar sahib as his heir."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A price one has to pay!

Published on August 26, 2016"There is something about big men..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A Brutus or a Mark Antony

Published on August 25, 2016"So how would you label Dr Farooq Sattar? A Brutus or a Mark Antony?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The three Es

Published on August 24, 2016"I was amazed at what happened in Karachi."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Katrina Kaif and...

Published on August 23, 2016"You heard the song kala chasma (dark glasses)?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Stop right there

Published on August 20, 2016"Mian sahib has a very clearly defined foreign policy strategy."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Life is like a seesaw!

Published on August 19, 2016"Life is like a seesaw."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Third time lucky or third day lucky?

Published on August 17, 2016"So third day lucky."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The past is the past

Published on August 16, 2016"Mian sahib spent a busy weekend inaugurating development projects!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Action will be taken against Hanif Abbasi?

Published on August 13, 2016"Hanif Abbasi has challenged an institution under the control of the Junior Sharif and I hope some action will be taken against him..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: How does PM deal with his political adversaries?

Published on August 12, 2016"If your protagonist knows your strategy then it's hardly likely to be successful."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Phrases do not reflect what is happening in Pakistan

Published on August 11, 2016"I want to coin a new phrase."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Do not trash our institutions

Published on August 10, 2016"I was simply devastated."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Amir Muqaam is an engineer

Published on August 09, 2016"Very interesting!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Modi ka yaar

Published on August 06, 2016"I have a theory..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mian sahib's watch can rival any jewellery

Published on August 05, 2016"Mian sahib addressed the Saarc conference in Islamabad in an expensive suit and a tie! And perhaps it was the same suit that he had stitched in London recently, if you remember the tailor's assistant's Instagram photograph that went viral in this country..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Psychological problems stem from variety of factors

Published on August 04, 2016"How would you define psychological problems?" "Well, that's a broad statement - psychological problems stem from a variety of factors for example chemical imbalances in the brain, childhood experiences, heredity, illnesses, prenatal exposures, stress, depression and...."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Nothing happens in our democracy

Published on August 03, 2016"Beware the Ides of March."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The fault Dear Brutus is not in our stars

Published on August 02, 2016"Murad Ali Shah needs to revisit his priorities I reckon."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Her criticism of Trump was based on valid points

Published on July 30, 2016"I heard Hillary's acceptance speech."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Our party leaders are lifers

Published on July 29, 2016"I watched the Republican party convention and am now watching the Democratic party convention and you know what strikes me is the praises of leaders of these two parties on their nominee for the presidential race..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The culture of SROs

Published on July 28, 2016"Do you know what an SRO is?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Dar? Do you mean Dar Williams?

Published on July 27, 2016"I was so devastated."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mian Sahib is with the in-crowd

Published on July 26, 2016"No one, but no one, seems to have learned a lesson from experience."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Panama Papers not of concern to Kashmiris

Published on July 23, 2016"The PML-N has swept the polls in AJK."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Never mistake motion for action

Published on July 22, 2016"When you think Zardari sahib what proverb comes to mind?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: I'm talking about Qandeel

Published on July 21, 2016"She is one naughty lady."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar sahib is no Pinocchio

Published on July 20, 2016"Ishaq Dar sahib gave different budgetary expenditure figures to parliament and to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Turkish economy cannot be compared to ours

Published on July 19, 2016"The airwaves are full of comparisons between Turkey and Pakistan these days."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Nice massacre

Published on July 16, 2016"I was devastated at what happened in Nice on the French national day."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Legendary magicians

Published on July 15, 2016"I hereby declare Jati Umra as Little London."Read full story

Partly Facetious: They licked the platter clean

Published on July 14, 2016"I am reminded of the nursery rhyme about Jack Sprat and his wife."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Pragmatism of truly successful finance minister

Published on July 13, 2016"So Mian sahib is still resident in Lahore...."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Our leaders are unique bunch

Published on July 12, 2016"I would term it non-resilience of character."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Life is about coming full circle

Published on July 05, 2016"Life is so unfair."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I seek to draw CII's attention to Oscar Wilde's quote

Published on July 02, 2016"Have you heard the song three times a lady..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The criticality of flow

Published on June 30, 2016"The problem is in not understanding the difference between the stock and the flow, and need I add flow is a very critical component in all disciplines."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz ran party when he was in exile

Published on June 29, 2016"So did you finally figure it out?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Transgender people to get share of inheritance

Published on June 28, 2016"You heard of the latest fatwa? And need I commend it for highly liberal views and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: High profile assassinations continuing

Published on June 25, 2016"I was devastated to hear about Amjad Sabri's assassination."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Mufti Qavi has lost his job

Published on June 24, 2016"Haven't heard from her for ages..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar's trickle-down theory

Published on June 23, 2016"So what's the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The glass is half full

Published on June 22, 2016"Pakistan's first-ever multidimensional poverty index (MPI) has revealed that poverty in rural areas is 54.6 percent."Read full story

Partly Facetious: If Dar Junior wins the case...

Published on June 21, 2016"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran running two good hospitals

Published on June 18, 2016"I have decided to join politics."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Qadri must go back to Canada

Published on June 17, 2016"What is this? To restart the protest eight months later?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Looking at the glass as half full

Published on June 16, 2016"See there is something in the translation that reflects the character of the translator."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What about a charter on tax reforms?

Published on June 15, 2016"I fear Dr Ayesha Ghous Pasha may have gone too far."Read full story

Partly Facetious: No one believes his statistics anymore

Published on June 14, 2016"See I told ya!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Viceroy of Vituperation Vindictiveness

Published on June 11, 2016"So the First Daughter said that she didn't go to London to be with her dad because she can't really see him suffering?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why a tractor trolley? Why not a Pajero?

Published on June 10, 2016"A tractor trolley?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: I never heard of minus two formula

Published on June 09, 2016"This minus two formula is simply beyond me."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ramazan in Pakistan time for profiteering

Published on June 08, 2016"Ramazan is a time for reflection, spiritual renewal and peace, don't forget peace - peace within yourself and peace with others..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Man is like a banana

Published on June 07, 2016"I simply don't know why our federal ministers lie."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The First Nephew can become the First Son

Published on June 04, 2016"Ayaz Sadiq, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the man whose campaign was run by none other than the First Nephew the second time around, hath spoken."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Bilawal's attack on Nisar

Published on June 03, 2016"BBZ tweeted that Chaudhry Nisar's grand design of becoming the Prime Minister has not come to fruition."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Shahbaz has deep respect for his elder brother

Published on June 02, 2016"So Maryam has come out in the open and is giving interviews and updates on her father's health status and need I add she is comporting herself with finesse."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The pen is always mightier...

Published on June 01, 2016"The Khan says having the National Economic Council meeting on an insecure video link is dangerous."Read full story

Partly Facetious: It was merely matter of time

Published on May 31, 2016"It's all a matter of time."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar's affidavit made under duress

Published on May 28, 2016"Do you know the difference between a Senator and Member of the National Assembly (MNA)?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Brand Maryam Nawaz compromised

Published on May 27, 2016"I heard Mian sahib was extremely upset that Brand Maryam Nawaz has been compromised with the Panama Papers."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari is no Shylock

Published on May 26, 2016"So what is Mian sahib willing to offer Zardari sahib?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Untold wealth generates envy

Published on May 25, 2016"What's the expression: whatever you touch turns to dust...."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: I am asthmatic and I rely on ephedrine

Published on May 24, 2016"Mian sahib, his wife and elder son Hussain Nawaz went calling on the former Prime Minister to congratulate the family on the return of Ali Gilani roughly three years after he was abducted by the Taliban. And they bore gifts - flowers and fruit and sweets and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: If you hunt with the hare you still have speed

Published on May 21, 2016"So the opposition is not playing cricket you reckon?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Where would MQM sit?

Published on May 20, 2016"So you reckon a technical knockout in favour of the PML-N!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Was it a technical knockout?

Published on May 19, 2016"So who won round one?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The speech was poorly written

Published on May 18, 2016"So what did you think of Mian Sahib's performance in parliament?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Who is the lady killer in our politics?

Published on May 17, 2016"So who is the lady killer?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: You can't write off PML-N just because of Panama Leaks

Published on May 14, 2016"Mian sahib says he won't answer those questions that he has already requested the commission that is yet to be established to probe."Read full story

Partly Facetious: An English goat goes baa baa baa while a Pakistani goat goes maen maen maen

Published on May 12, 2016"So what do you reckon? Did the Chief of Army Staff mention Panama when he met with the Prime Minister after a gap of more than a month?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mian Sahib doesn't forgive and forget!

Published on May 11, 2016"So what do you reckon?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: SS&S supporting NS&DS!

Published on May 10, 2016"So why ever did Imran Khan support Zac Goldsmith's mayoral drive when the guy was falsely accusing his opponent of being a Muslim fundamentalist?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: PM's strategy has worked?

Published on May 07, 2016"I am so sick and tired of the Panama leaks."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What's the problem with our political scene today?

Published on May 05, 2016"Yeh munh or masoor ki daal and let me translate this Urdu expression used by the Prime Minister. This mouth and masoor lentil..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Baloch nawab's speech

Published on May 04, 2016"Mian sahib enjoyed Zehri's anti-opposition speech - what with reference to the proverb dogs bark while caravans continue on their way."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Khan on the mall

Published on May 03, 2016"So what did you think of the Khan's speech?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: I hope his stomach is ok

Published on April 30, 2016"I was so glad that the Maulana has resurfaced. I was worried that he was missing this tremendous deal making opportunity."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: How about some offshore money!

Published on April 29, 2016"You reckon the cricket board is mirroring the cabinet."Read full story

Partly Facetious: He seems to be playing sympathy card

Published on April 28, 2016"So Mian sahib's family is in the same illustrious company as Aishwarya Rai and her father-in-law Amitabh Bhachan!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: I mistakenly described him as accountant of Sharif family

Published on April 27, 2016"I would like to formally apologize to Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What is Super Tuesday?

Published on April 26, 2016"This Sunday past was our Super Tuesday."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Don't make Dar angry

Published on April 23, 2016"So what did you think of the Sharifs' latest defence with respect to the Panama leaks?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: I would urge PM to revisit his line of defence

Published on April 22, 2016"Is the PML-N leadership aware of the latest technology?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The story is of two sons

Published on April 21, 2016"So the prodigal hath returned."Read full story

Partly Facetious: King George V changed the family's name

Published on April 20, 2016"Are Khawaja Asif and Khawaja Saad Rafiq related?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: How do you know an accountant gave the advice?

Published on April 19, 2016"So what do you reckon?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Marbles now are there for lifetime

Published on April 16, 2016"Hmmm, so Parveen Rashid...this dratted keyboard of mine... I meant Pervez Rashid has put all his marbles, and need I add he has one at best, in the hands of Ishaq Dar."Read full story

Partly Facetious: No one is innocent?

Published on April 15, 2016"Nawaz Sharif has proved he is innocent of all wrongdoing."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Does Zardari own property in UK?

Published on April 14, 2016"They have got together again."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Resolutions mean not too much anymore

Published on April 13, 2016"Let the National Assembly pass yet another resolution, and need I add resolutions are Zardari sahib's gift to the nation."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz elected PM of Pakistan

Published on April 12, 2016"So what did you think of Imran Khan's address to the nation carried by the privately owned channels, not the channel that is run from our tax money?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran delivered impressive speech

Published on April 09, 2016"Khwaja Asif needs to be demoted from Mian sahib's A team to B team."Read full story

Partly Facetious: This culture of facetious resolutions

Published on April 08, 2016"Maryam Nawaz Safdar really needs to revisit the components of her B team."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM ended his speech by saying 'those who have proof...'

Published on April 07, 2016"What did you think of the Prime Minister's speech?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Panama Papers and PM's family

Published on April 06, 2016"France, Australia, Austria, Brazil and Sweden have ordered investigations while Russia, Ukraine and need I add Pakistan have argued that the Panama papers do not contain anything concrete and nothing new so there is no need for an investigation."Read full story

Partly Facetious: In Pakistan a whistle blower will get a stay order

Published on April 05, 2016"So what's the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: If wishes were horses...

Published on April 02, 2016"So what's the latest?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: D-Chowk protesters abusive to all

Published on April 01, 2016"Dar the deal master...."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: We have transactional relationship with US

Published on March 31, 2016"So a new controversy has erupted."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Not a very impressive speech

Published on March 30, 2016"The Prime Minister has cancelled a foreign tour!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Lahore and Islamabad

Published on March 29, 2016"I was devastated at the Sunday events - in Lahore and Islamabad."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Pakistan Sarzameen Party

Published on March 26, 2016"The party was christened Pakistan Sarzameen."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The attacks in Brussels

Published on March 25, 2016"I was doubly devastated at Tuesday's events."Read full story

Partly Facetious: We have to win all the pool matches

Published on March 22, 2016"The cricket fever has not died down."Read full story

Partly Facetious: No one leaves his/her job voluntarily in this country

Published on March 18, 2016"So now would you let the guy keep his job?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: There's a fine line between friend and foe

Published on March 17, 2016"Friend or foe?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Has minus one formula worked?

Published on March 16, 2016"This minus one formula works."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What did Afridi say?

Published on March 15, 2016"Afridi says that our cricket team gets more love from the Indian public than in Pakistan."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Days of written documents over

Published on March 12, 2016"What does he want? A written letter pledging fool-proof security in triplicate."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Where Zardari has an edge on Nawaz?

Published on March 11, 2016"Former President Asif Ali Zardari said he will not call on National Accountability Bureau to begin action against Punjab's leading party because that would be tantamount to slapping someone in return or shall we say in revenge for Sindh being slapped."Read full story

Partly Facetious: UK gives us lot of money for education sector

Published on March 10, 2016"See we are a people who distinguish between black and white."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Would the 1990s history be repeated?

Published on March 09, 2016"So my question is: will history repeat itself or not?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Johnny Bravo is very muscular

Published on March 08, 2016"There is only one woman who doesn't make me feel crummy and that's dear old mummy."Read full story

Partly Facetious: If you say bhai you're an MQM sympathiser

Published on March 05, 2016"So Thursday was a good news day, hunh?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Win or lose is part of any game

Published on March 04, 2016"Chaudhry Nisar says that unless India guarantees security to our cricket team they will not be playing."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Mians are bald

Published on March 03, 2016"So can the Sharifs do anything that can be supported by the Khan?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: But don't forget the Kashmiri Butts

Published on March 02, 2016"If you could form a national government who would you give what portfolio?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz doesn't like to learn lessons

Published on March 01, 2016"Where there are ideological similarities political parties do form a joint platform."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Does PM know that Karachi good place to eat seafood?

Published on February 27, 2016"Nawaz Sharif was on another whirlwind trip to Karachi."Read full story

Partly Facetious: You see the glass as half full

Published on February 26, 2016"So what's up with Zardari sahib?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'Cultured' policy?

Published on February 25, 2016"I am very excited - we are finally going to get a cultured policy."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What have these leaders learnt from the army?

Published on February 24, 2016"So PML-N is the least democratic party."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Legislation doesn't require PM's presence

Published on February 23, 2016"How is this parliament for legislation?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The PM has spent 200 days abroad since 2013 election!

Published on February 20, 2016"The Prime Minister spent 200 days abroad which cost the national exchequer Rs 638 million."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What do you mean by Tail Honcho?

Published on February 19, 2016"So National Accountability Bureau (NAB) backed off, accepted Mian sahib's criticism and said it would continue to improve performance."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What is Urdu expression namak harami all about?

Published on February 18, 2016"Its damned if they do and damned if they don't."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mian sahib condemned it too

Published on February 17, 2016"So Mian sahib never bothered to go to Bacha Khan University (BKU), and need I add that was a tragedy that the entire world condemned and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A decadent Western celebration

Published on February 16, 2016"Valentine's day is over...what did you do?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz's presence critical for all decisions

Published on February 13, 2016"So LNG is the bestest deal..."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Court cannot punish anyone on the basis of speculation

Published on February 11, 2016"Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajab Ali has been jailed for 12 years and will pay a fine of 10.4 million rupees for having assets beyond the source of his income."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Khan must not marry a third time?

Published on February 10, 2016"Rana Sanaullah has advised the Khan not to marry a third time."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The tale of two brothers

Published on February 09, 2016"I am impressed with the Brothers Karamzov."Read full story

Partly Facetious; Dar is good at negotiations

Published on February 06, 2016"One must congratulate Dar for convincing the Fund team to release the next tranche within the stipulated schedule of talks."Read full story

Partly Facetious; PM quite happy inaugurating development projects

Published on February 05, 2016"So what did you think of the narrative from the Prime Minister?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz to revisit Dar's claims

Published on February 04, 2016"Once the state draws blood there is nothing left to say!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: It's one big happy family

Published on February 03, 2016"So what do you think?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar has no limitations

Published on February 02, 2016"You know Dar's limitations must be acknowledged."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Circle of life of current government

Published on January 30, 2016"The circle of life has been broken."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari supporting Asim from Dubai

Published on January 29, 2016"I am making all the wrong friends."Read full story

Partly Facetious: But law and order is provincial subject

Published on January 28, 2016"How dare he!?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Raheel is no Kayani or Musharraf

Published on January 27, 2016"The Chief of Army Staff's decision not to seek an extension has been hailed by all and need I add that this would lay to rest all speculation ..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar heading 35 or so committees

Published on January 26, 2016"So where is Mian sahib?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM, CoAS on the same page?

Published on January 23, 2016"So Mian sahib and the army chief are on the same page you reckon!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM and US spokesperson had one thing in common

Published on January 22, 2016"I was extremely saddened by the merciless attack on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why didn't Dar accompany the PM?

Published on January 21, 2016"I couldn't believe the footage!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Rashid needs to be sent to elocution classes

Published on January 20, 2016"I would recommend Maryam Nawaz to revisit her media team."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Is he right man for mediation job?

Published on January 19, 2016"Mian sahib is off on a mission of peace to Saudi Arabia and Iran. My question: is he the right man for the job?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Terrorism has been greatly contained

Published on January 16, 2016"What is Mian sahib most committed to?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Sartaj, Ahsan most highly educated in PM's Cabinet

Published on January 15, 2016"What is with these senators?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mian sahib very happy with his media team

Published on January 14, 2016"I was impressed with President Obama's last state of the union address."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The 'story' of the Kayani brothers

Published on January 13, 2016"These days the news is full of alleged indiscretions of former Chief of Army Staff's (CoAS) brothers." "Indiscretions are a personal matter - I know you enjoy gossiping but marrying several times by the Punjab Chief Minister and the Khan's quickie divorce are personal matters and in no way must be used to malign these gentlemen..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ahsan Iqbal eases concerns on CPEC routes?

Published on January 12, 2016"You will be happy to learn that Ahsan Iqbal has finally succeeded in convincing someone that their concerns on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are unjustified."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Manipulate data to show better performance

Published on January 09, 2016"Popularity today doesn't mean popularity forever."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Who would inherit PML-N?

Published on January 08, 2016"So what's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) up to?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Change is inherent in history

Published on January 07, 2016"Who do we not forgive?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: There was less harangue against officials

Published on January 06, 2016"Zardari sahib has spoken again and on lines reminiscent of what he said in June."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What's the duty of chief executive?

Published on January 05, 2016"Mian sahib is going to the four corners..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar is not Nawaz's lieutenant

Published on January 02, 2016"You need to thank Mian sahib for the New Year gift."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Happy new year to you all

Published on January 01, 2016"Happy new year to you all."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A Chief Ideologue?

Published on December 31, 2015"It was heads I win tails you lose syndrome, or so I hear."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz has another category of leave

Published on December 30, 2015"So the wedding is over."Read full story

Partly Facetious: BB continues to command veneration

Published on December 29, 2015"Attendance at Benazir Bhutto's eighth death anniversary proved conclusively yet again that she continues to command veneration, love, within the masses."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Sindh-Islamabad relations at their lowest ebb

Published on December 24, 2015"So who is the captain now?'Read full story

Partly Facetious: What is Dr Asim's lawyers' strategy?

Published on December 23, 2015"So what do you make of it?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Difference between the two

Published on December 22, 2015"What's the difference between an economist and an accountant?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Imran is relatively quiet these days?

Published on December 19, 2015"Change is already here. And this is courtesy the Khan...."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What is not likely to happen here?

Published on December 18, 2015"I saw the Spanish Prime Minister being slapped by a 17-year-old and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Our civilian and military leadership did the right thing

Published on December 17, 2015"The entire nation expressed solidarity with the victims of the Army Public School and I for one think our civilian and military leadership did the right thing for a change - by not only memorialising the heinous incident but also in renaming public schools with the victims names."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Owls don't sleep at night

Published on December 16, 2015"You were wrong - Pindi Chaudhry's tirade against the PPP foot dragging on the extension of the Rangers powers has led to the party digging in?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Pindi Chaudhry deflected criticism

Published on December 15, 2015"I reckon push has come to shove."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Qaim translates into steadfast?

Published on December 12, 2015"You push till it comes to shove and then sometimes you shove back and sometimes not."Read full story

Partly Facetious: It takes a lot of money to live in the UK

Published on December 11, 2015"I want to become a member of the MQM."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There may be nexus between terrorism and medical profession

Published on December 10, 2015"Say no to corruption."Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'Democratic forces?'

Published on December 09, 2015"So now what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar sahib allergic to fresh air

Published on December 08, 2015"So it's a bit of backbone and then an immediate surgery..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PML-N ensuring full head of hair

Published on December 05, 2015"Local bodies' phase-III elections are today."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar avoids parliamentary committees

Published on December 04, 2015"So you reckon differences within the PML-N..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ayyan gets her passport back

Published on December 03, 2015"You know the concept of forgiveness in religion is critical and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mian Sahib does justice to his offspring

Published on December 02, 2015"So every weekend in Raiwind and then every foreign tour every other month includes an unofficial visit to London and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I can't understand Mian Sahib at all

Published on December 01, 2015"So where is the Prime Minister?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: There are bad eggs everywhere

Published on November 28, 2015"Tell me again: how was the West won?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM made flawed appointments

Published on November 27, 2015"I heard that the Sharifs had a family meeting a couple of weeks ago."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari not bound to stay in country

Published on November 26, 2015"You know the difference between the PPP and the other two national parties namely the PML-N and the PTI?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari sahib engaged in traditional politics

Published on November 25, 2015"Why is Mian sahib politicking so much these days? Yes the last phase of the local bodies is scheduled for 5th December but surely..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The profundity of PM's samdhi

Published on November 24, 2015"So what's up with the samdhis (men related to each other because their children are married)?"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Results are more or less the same

Published on November 21, 2015"So phase II Punjab local bodies' election results are more or less the same as in the first phase."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The challenge of audit

Published on November 20, 2015"There is a right way to hold an inquiry and there is a wrong way to hold one."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM at the French embassy

Published on November 19, 2015"Better late than never, I say."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Army wants pliant man in MoF?

Published on November 18, 2015"So Bajwa of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) who was doing such a great job - you know by increasing the tax collections by 20 percent - is no more."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Paris is my most favourite city

Published on November 17, 2015"I was devastated at what happened in Paris on Friday....Paris is my most favourite city in the world and...."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ayyan and Dar have a lot in common

Published on November 14, 2015"I propose that Ayyan Ali be made the Finance Minister."Read full story

Partly Facetious: This is not a police state

Published on November 13, 2015"Mian sahib can't help but be Mian sahib."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What is actually supreme?

Published on November 12, 2015"So parliament is supreme!"Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Why the world brings out the red carpet wherever Modi goes

Published on November 11, 2015"Parliament must pass one resolution urgently."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There're no neutral umpires in ECP, judiciary?

Published on November 10, 2015"The incumbent cabinet members can make even a neutral umpire look partisan!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Dar doesn't say 'please' to his subordinates

Published on November 07, 2015"Dar instructed the Chairman of Board of Investment (BoI) to reverse our decline in rating in ease of doing business as it is a source of concern to him and would he please take appropriate measures to deal with it."Read full story

Partly Facetious: So many definitions of one word

Published on November 06, 2015"It's all a matter of where the heart is."Read full story

Partly Facetious: A directory of think tanks

Published on November 05, 2015"Yeah! We have another directory!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: None of them pays income tax!

Published on November 04, 2015"An American by the name of Irwin Schiff stopped paying federal income tax from 1974 onwards by arguing that it was unconstitutional."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ex-Wife Number Two no Julius Caesar

Published on November 03, 2015"So what do you reckon?'Read full story

Partly Facetious: We need an economist not an accountant

Published on October 31, 2015"You know there were no private donations for the earthquake victims this time around."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Difference between sociopath and psychopath

Published on October 30, 2015"An accused has claimed that Rana Sahib heading the Punjab Home Ministry directed him to kill a PML-N leader."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I was so scared

Published on October 28, 2015"Yet another devastating earthquake, I was so scared and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Prime Minister doesn't fire anyone for poor performance

Published on October 27, 2015"What I cannot forgive is someone who refuses to be respectful of his benefactor."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why would the Queen host PM?

Published on October 22, 2015"How come the British royalty doesn't host our prime ministers or chiefs of army staff-turned president?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: AGP's rating has declined

Published on October 21, 2015"So the Accountant General of Pakistan's rating has declined..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Their love for foreign tours

Published on October 20, 2015"You know all our heads of government have one thing in common: their love for foreign tours - be they civilian or military and need I add each new head of government breaks all past records of the number of foreign tours he/she takes, not only his own past record but also those of his predecessors... "Read full story

Partly Facetious: Cultural norms do undergo change

Published on October 17, 2015"Why does attending a dance party merit a dismissal in this country?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The three stooges?

Published on October 16, 2015"Now what?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: I think lota is a rural concept

Published on October 15, 2015"So the Khan has his work cut out for him."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Tiger an animal while bat an inanimate object

Published on October 14, 2015"So the Khan has become like the little boy who cried wolf."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There are lessons to be learnt

Published on October 13, 2015"Ayaz Sadiq won but not by a landslide, the Khan party won in the provincial bye- elections by a landslide. And the Khan party and the Nawaz Sharif party lost in Okara to an independent candidate."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Sadiq reckons he will win by a landslide

Published on October 10, 2015"Ayaz Sadiq feels he is going to win and by a landslide."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Both lawyers loyal to Zardari sahib

Published on October 09, 2015"So officialdom has been unable to break super model Ayyan Ali?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Private sector not interested in PSM

Published on October 08, 2015"So what's up with the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM)?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: 'Shaharyar Zimbabwe Khan'

Published on October 07, 2015"So what do you reckon?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: We should become good friends with Kenya

Published on October 03, 2015"Mian sahib is a simple man - give him shabdegh, give him puri halwa, give him hareesa and he will be content.""Excuse me, but these are all delicacies and what's so simple about them?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: PPPP is like Madonna

Published on October 02, 2015"I don't understand what happened?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mian Sahib doesn't go to the gym

Published on October 01, 2015"We must thank Mian Sahib for his many achievements for Pakistan and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: There's nothing wild about Dar Sahib

Published on September 30, 2015"Who is Sarfraz Merchant?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Economy has taken off?

Published on September 29, 2015"You know I think Pakistan is not the place to celebrate Eid."Read full story

Partly Facetious: The historic MQM apology

Published on September 23, 2015"So when should an apology be accepted?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Captain wasn't invited to the Dubai moot

Published on September 22, 2015"So the PPP high-level meeting was held in Dubai? And the captain wasn't invited?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Attack was repulsed

Published on September 19, 2015"The attack on the air force base yesterday was repulsed and it shows that the terrorists' network has been degraded and the capacity or perhaps a more appropriate word is preparedness to repulse terror attacks by our armed forces has been strengthened."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari understands Nawaz's gimmickry

Published on September 18, 2015"Protocol is important."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nandipur may indicate incompetence as opposed to corruption

Published on September 17, 2015"The PM says he will spend each penny of public money honestly."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Khaqan owns an airline

Published on September 16, 2015"I would have you know that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (SKA) has rejected all charges relating to the LNG terminal contractor, LNG import price that has not yet been announced and around 10 ships have been off loaded - yeah I know at spot rates but we don't even know what those rates are and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM and his deputy are samdhis

Published on September 15, 2015"Ishaq Dar is one smart cookie."Read full story

Partly Facetious: He was friendly with Zardari and is supported by Nawaz

Published on September 12, 2015"What is the commonality between the First Brother and the Minister for Water and Power and Defence?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The average girth of senior policemen

Published on September 11, 2015"I saw footage of half of the applicants for recruitment to Punjab Special Protection Unit failing the physical exam which required only one mile long jog in seven minutes while many of those who completed the run collapsed on the finish line."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz disappointed by Zardari's statement

Published on September 10, 2015"Nawaz Sharif was disappointed at Zardari sahib's statement or so he said."Read full story

Partly Facetious: What was Fazl's mission?

Published on September 09, 2015"Fazlur Rehman says his mission is accomplished."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Democracy is about power to the party leader

Published on September 08, 2015"There has been a change after Imran Khan's entry into practical politics."Read full story

Partly Facetious: First Wife or First Lady?

Published on September 05, 2015"There are some relationships which are confrontational by definition."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why are we getting even more pigheaded than before?

Published on September 04, 2015"Did you hear that pig meat was being sold in Punjab?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: The Khan has brought about change

Published on September 03, 2015"Put up or shut up was the gist of Zardari sahib's letter."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Are you purposely being obtuse?

Published on September 02, 2015"It's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Pervez Rashid PML-N's Mrs Khan?

Published on September 01, 2015"So what's up?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Who is Khan's courtier?

Published on August 29, 2015"Zardari sahib is extremely angry and his darbaris (courtiers) have threatened a war though I am not sure who they are going to go to war against..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM rules the party with an iron hand

Published on August 28, 2015"Nawaz Sharif is by far the most understanding of all our party leaders."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM wants MQM to play its due role

Published on August 27, 2015"So correct me if I am wrong but Mian sahib wants the MQM to play its due role in parliament but he himself is unwilling to attend the parliamentary sessions."Read full story

Partly Facetious: PM has given a clean chit to all his Cabinet colleagues

Published on August 26, 2015"I propose another ministry be established to be headed by a full time minister and there must be an attached secretariat and..."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Lahore has begun voting on basis of performance

Published on August 25, 2015"So yet another threat by the Khan!"Read full story

Partly Facetious: Ayyan invited by KU

Published on August 22, 2015"Ayyan Ali, our very own supermodel, was invited by Karachi University students to inaugurate a new way of making French Fries (FF) with part of the proceeds to go for disabled people."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Why Godil wasn't at Nine-Zero?

Published on August 21, 2015"The two attacks on two prominent politicians - one the Punjab Home Minister and the other the veteran MQM leader - has once again focused attention on law and order."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Nawaz Sharif a well-known household name outside Pakistan?

Published on August 20, 2015"Who is the most well-known Pakistani?"Read full story

Partly Facetious: BoI needs to be more proactive in Arab world

Published on August 19, 2015"The Board of Investment is being extremely proactive and advertising in foreign newspapers."Read full story

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Shuja was highly vocal about terrorists

Published on August 18, 2015"Yet another high profile shahadat, this time of the Punjab Home Minister."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Altaf made smart move?

Published on August 14, 2015"Change is certainly in the air."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Musharraf was great supporter of MQM

Published on August 13, 2015"So is it a matter of the cat is away and so the mice are allowed to play."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari is no PhD or MD

Published on August 12, 2015"I would like to rename our national political parties."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Where is Belarus?

Published on August 11, 2015"Mian sahib is off on a foreign tour yet again."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Gate's wealth in our local perspective

Published on August 08, 2015"Bill Gates leads the Forbes list as the richest man in the world with an estimated 79.6 billion dollars."Read full story

Partly Facetious: I agree with the Maulana

Published on August 07, 2015"I have become a diehard fan."Read full story

Partly Facetious: Mian sahib related to Dar by marriage

Published on August 06, 2015"Put up or shut up, isn't that what John Major, former British Prime Minister said in 1995."Read full story

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