Stories for: Shahnawaz Khar

Green peas and mini-me in season

“Who would have known,” is all that a journalist has to say – while sitting in a restaurant in Islamabad – about the rumours surrounding the resignation of Hafeez Sheikh. “People are calling him the next Shaukat Aziz,”

Party ticket, lies and videotape

“A former ambassador seems upset with the political developments in the country,” comments a journalist sitting in a café.

Party ticket, lies and videotape

ISLAMABAD: “A former ambassador seems upset with the political developments in the country,” comments a journalist sitting in a café.

A smile is all that it takes

“I am tired of these first-time-in-history sentences,” complains a journalist sitting in a café, sifting through a bunch of English newspapers on the table.

A smile is all that it takes

ISLAMABAD: “I am tired of these first-time-in-history sentences,” complains a journalist sitting in a café, sifting through a bunch of English newspapers on the table.

Not the nine o’clock news

“Fantastic” is how a tourist from England describes the lights and colours decorating the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi to celebrate Eidul Miladun Nabi.

Five days that TuQ the city

“It’s alive”, commented a social media activist on Tahirul Qadri’s acronym ‘TuQ’ that acquired a life of its own during the five-day long march-sit-in.

Islamabad — in need of Batman with a ‘medical mask’

At a late night dinner in Islamabad there is a consensus amongst guests that Tahirul Qadri has no real intention to march.

Islamabad — in need of Batman with a ‘medical mask’

ISLAMABAD: At a late night dinner in Islamabad there is a consensus amongst guests that Tahirul Qadri has no real intention to march.

Dr Qadri may not get help from Canada

“When a Canadian citizen breaks the law or disrupts peace in a foreign land, the role of consular services becomes limited,” an embassy official said.

Tahrir Square is still far away

Abdul Samad, 42, who is from the Middle East but is visiting Pakistan, smiles whenever he hears Pakistanis mention Tahrir Square - the famous square in Cairo, where thousands of protestors gathered on January 25,

Tahrir Square is still far away

Tahrir Square has been re-injected into Pakistan’s political vocabulary, after Canadian-Pakistani religious scholar, Tahirul Qadri, returned to Pakistan.

Bilawal, hobbits and what dreams may come

As the latest edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's, ‘The Hobbit’, gets screened in theatres around Islamabad this week, moviegoers who have not read the book or the series ‘Lord of the Rings’, are confused whether the movie is the beginning of the Trilogy or the e

Bilawal, Hobbits and what dreams may come

ISLAMABAD: As the latest edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's, ‘The Hobbit’, gets screened in theatres around Islamabad this week, moviegoers who have not read the book or the series ‘Lord of the Rings’, are confused whether the movie is the beginning of the Trilo

The not so ‘quiet American’

“Change,” read a colourful advertisement appearing for the past few days on the front pages of some newspapers.

The not so ‘quiet American’

ISLAMABAD: “Change,” read a colourful advertisement appearing for the past few days on the front pages of some newspapers.

‘Come on ladies, one pound fish’

Socialising in the “Af-Pak” circuit in Islamabad, one is bound to bump into all kinds of people. Recently at an Af-Pak reception hosted by a German organisation, one met parliamentarians from Pakistan and Afghanistan

‘Come on ladies, one pound fish’

ISLAMABAD: Socialising in the “Af-Pak” circuit in Islamabad, one is bound to bump into all kinds of people. Recently at an Af-Pak reception hosted by a German organisation, one met parliamentarians from Pakistan and Afghanistan and delegates from Europe

The man who could have been Cinderella

Judging from the results of the recent by-election, it seems that the ‘poor people’ of Southern Punjab have rejected the former prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani’s theory of a North-South divide in the

Spinsters love for Mussolini and present-day columnists

Tea with Mussolini is a movie that was released ten to twelve years ago. Its availability remains questionable but with a fair bit of sleuthing, one might just find a copy in a DVD store in Islamabad.

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