A red carpet was laid from the entrance of Kot Lakhpat Jail to the holding cell of the three times prime minister of Pakistan, Mian Nawaz Sharif, because Qamaruz Zaman Qaira, president of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Punjab branch, insisted that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was not used to walking on…


Hamid Mir of Geo News has invited Marvi Sirmed, special correspondent of the Daily Times, Shehzad Khanzada, anchor of Geo News’ program “Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada kay Sath,” Mansoor Ali Khan of Express News and Mehr Bukhari of NewsEye, to discuss the Pakistani situation as clouds of war still hover above.


Asif Zardari has invited Marvi Sirmed, special correspondent of the Daily Times, Shehzad Khanzada, anchor of GEO News’ program “Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada kay sath,” and, Mehr Bukhari of NewsEye — journalists who favor him, his progeny, his party and its leadership, to Zardari House at 19, F-8 in Islamabad.

As…


Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has huddled with his close aides at his office in the prime minister’s secretariat. They include National Security Adviser Ajit Dovel, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.

Modi, who is nursing his glass of his…


Maulana Fazalur Rehman, chief of his eponymous faction of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, has called upon Asif Zardari, a former president of Pakistan, and co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party.

As usual, Zardari is sitting in front of a few ashtrays piled high with cigarette butts. Out of his deference to…


Upon returning from his tour of Pakistan, India, and China, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is meeting with his security advisors Dabae Aldhiyb and Jihaz Thaelab, as usual aboard his super yacht, Serene, anchored off the Red Sea coast.

A Saudi naval flotilla stands guard.

Both of his…


Chandoo Khopramal, a day-jobber, and a regular customer of the Ghaseeta Idli Shop, makes it at dinner to meet with his fellow-worker, Pisoo Ghantaram.

They make home in Dharavi, one of Asia’s largest slums, in Mumbai, where his 100 sq. ft. shanty costs $5 a month in rent.

Ghaseeta Idli…


Lord Rodney Rowdent-Shutworth, trustee of the British Campaign for Prosperity, has invited Sir Thistlebottom Blockstein, chairman of the Advisory Council on the Advancement of British Sovereignty, to address the issue of British arms in areas of conflict.

Lord Rowdent-Shutworth, who traces his ancestry to one of Crusaders, is concerned over…


Pakistan Peoples Party parliamentary leader in the Senate, Sherry Rehman has invited Saleem Safi who conducts, Jirga with Saleem Safi on Geo TV, to discuss the recently concluded visit of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman (MBS).

Sherry is quick to start the conversation, “Did you see how small-minded…


Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and his niece, Maryam Nawaz have been summoned by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to his room — the sub-jail — at Jinnah Hospital in Lahore to discuss the developments arising out of the remarks by the Saudi crown prince…

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