August 14, 2022

Azaadi deen Aur Pakistan

Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) took out a thousand men strong rally from Liaquat Bagh to Faizabad Interchange for Independence Day. They are calling this one “Nazriya-I-Pakistan” rally and was headed by the son of Late Khadim Hussain Rizvi, Saad Hussain Rizvi. This time around it was Faizabaad because, possibly vexed, TLP members had already showed their […]

June 23, 2021

A mullah can rape a child for as low as Rs. 50,000

How do Madrassasah’s work in Pakistan Madrassas whatever side of the fence we might stand are a reality in a country like Pakistan. There are more than 22,000 registered madrassas in the Country. The students they teach are often among the poorest, who receive food. education and many a times accommodation for free. Many more […]

May 23, 2021

Israel’s influence on US media and politics is very real, and it’s about time we are able to talk about it

In an interview with Bianna Golodryga from CNN on Thursday, 20 May, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s argument took a turn when Golodryga accused Qureshi of being anti-semitic. In the following minutes, instead of discussing Israel’s actions and the human rights violations in Gaza, Golodryga kept circling back to the foreign minister’s remark that Israel […]

April 1, 2021

Dear white saviours, we’re terribly sorry but please keep your opinions to yourselves

Dear white saviours, We’re terribly sorry but please keep your opinions to yourselves; you see, white saviours sharing their opinions has never brought anyone any good. From the first ship of looting thieves that docked at the subcontinent’s shores in the 1600s to white tourists turned cultural commentators taking on the role of Pakistan’s saviours, […]

January 20, 2021

Dear Dada, it’s not the same anymore

Disclaimer: The following is a work of satire. Follow the author, H. Ghaznavi here on Twitter. Dear Dada, It’s been a while since I’ve written to you. In the current scheme of things it seems funny that I should reach out. Magar woh hamari aur wardi kai is anhokay piyar ko kahan samjhay gain. I […]

January 16, 2021

Dear Papa, thora kharcha bhej dain

Disclaimer: The following is a work of satire. Take a joke, it won’t hurt. Dear Papa, How’s your blood pressure? Hope the luxe life of Avenfeild apartments is still keeping you cozy – like a three time Prime Minister of a third world country should be. I haven’t seen your brother so much by the […]

January 11, 2021

Dear Sam, Sadi Bari?

Authors note: The following is a work of satire, keep your pants on will you.The author, Hamza Ghaznavi, can be followed on Twitter at @Hamza_Ghaznavi Dear Sam, It’s been a while since I’ve written to you. I will say you have gone a bit distant with me over the past few years. I don’t blame […]

January 10, 2021

Dear Dad, WTF?

Authors note: The following is a work of satire, keep your pants on will you.The author, Hamza Ghaznavi, can be followed on Twitter at @Hamza_Ghaznavi Dear Dad, WTF? Even Sheru seems to be constantly barking at me these days. I’m sorry, I don’t know if it’s just me but it feels like everyone is hating […]

January 4, 2021

Immi K’s dog writes a letter to his favourite hooman

Note from author: The following is a work of satire, in case the letter-writing-dog didn’t give it away. Try not to take offence. To my hooman Imran, Remember when we used to spend time together at Bani Gala? I’d lay down on the lush grass of the lawn and drool on your feet as you […]

December 27, 2020

Dad, r u there?

Authors note: The following is a work of satire, keep your pants on will you.The author, Hamza Ghaznavi, can be followed on Twitter at @Hamza_Ghaznavi Dear Dad, It has been a while since I’ve written to you. I’ve been reading this new book, ‘greatness of a sports captain’: it talks about what it takes to […]

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