Tuesday, 7 December, 2021

Letter From Pakistan

Imran Khan is waiting for a call from Joe Biden. The phone still hasn’t rung

Earlier it was Indian PM Narendra Modi who wasn't taking Imran Khan's calls. Now it is US President Joe Biden who is refusing to call.
A photo of Moazzam Niazi doing the rounds on Twitter | Source: Author

This Niazi can be Pakistan’s next PM. He has sugar, petrol, spice and everything nice

Moazzam Mahmood Niazi has been dreaming of the PM chair since 2018. He has a 'world record' in weight reduction.
Imran Khan | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan took a stand against US. But forgot to stand up for rape victims

When Imran Khan came to power, we were assured that Pakistan will have a PM who will be handsome, speak good angrezi and boost our image. Look at how that’s going.
Ministers in Imran Khan government | Source: Naila Inayat

Gaalis, flying books, fights in Pakistan parliament. Imran Khan govt acting like opposition

Imran Khan promised Pakistan ‘change’ and said his party consisted of ‘padhe likhay log’. This week his ministers hurled budget copies in parliament.
File photo of Malala Yousafzai | Facebook/MalalaFund

For some in Pakistan, Malala is actually Jane from Hungary. Just like Trump is a Pakistani

From Malala Yousafzai to Abdus Salam, there is special hate in store for Nobel Prize winners in Pakistan.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, seen here in a file photo, visited the US last week | Twitter | @SMQureshiPTI

Give Shah Mahmood Qureshi the Peace Nobel for Palestine ceasefire. Forget his CNN interview

CNN still got the best version of the Pakistani foreign minister, if his previous national television appearances are anything to go by.
(Representational image) | File photo of Pakistan National Assembly | Facebook/ImranKhan

Pakistan parliamentarians want to ‘nuke’ Israel, declare jihad. Right, like that will help

If you want to show support to Palestine, quoting Hitler isn’t the way to go. Some in Pakistan don’t understand that.
Pakistan science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry | Twitter

Pakistan is confused about Thursday Eid. And Fawad Chaudhry is at its centre

Only one politician cares about Pakistanis. And she has said no hugs and kisses, whether Eid is on Thursday or Friday.

Imran Khan to ‘hurricane’ Firdous — two street visits to show Pakistan govt at work

Pakistani politicians from all parties have used the Ramzan month for PR activity in the past. But only Imran Khan govt has managed to pull off such a self-contradictory show.

In Pakistan, Bajwa’s iftar dinner is trending. No Covid questions for Imran

Govt’s negligence towards vaccine procurement on one hand, and hesitancy among people on the other — that’s where Pakistan stands today.

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Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal | PTI/ANI

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have pulled off the greatest Bollywood ‘heist’

How to be private people in a 24x7 online world? Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif just pulled off an impossible feat.
A Reliance Industries oil tanker in Navi Mumbai | Representational image | Photog: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Reliance forms $2 bn joint venture with Abu Dhabi firm for petrochemical plant in UAE

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Reliance are looking to turn hydrocarbons into products that will help them tap consumer demand for plastics.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.