The treasure hunter: An allegory for Pakistan

Pakistan's sinking into barbarity is similar to the Qureshi family's descent into a tunnel, where treasure is a lie.

  • @mediagag: After reaching the final 9 consecutive times at Monte Carlo (8 wins), Rafa Nadal loses in straight sets in the qtr final to David Ferrer!!
  • @mediagag: Negaties: crop probably ruined, millions of rupees worth of infrastructure fucked, and road accidents. Positives: pakora weather. #Hailstorm
  • @rafiazakaria: In #Pakistan, life hands up literature the story of the treasure hunters of Multan; an allegory for the nation https://t.co/25xL2EjbsT
  • @abaruah64: RT @sardesairajdeep: when I ask Raj T why don't you return to Shiv Sena, he asks why don't you return to NDTV! Cut and thrust! Don't miss …
  • @humayusuf: #Pakistan must break links with #Afghan insurgents: easer to say when you're in opposition, but good it's being said http://t.co/thMI7txmbl
  • @humayusuf: RT @MansoorGeoNews: 159 girls schools remain shut in KPK http://t.co/YYXrZqMTr8 #PTI
  • @humayusuf: RT @TahaSSiddiqui: Mashallah RT @jhaque_: Lal Masjid names library after Osama bin Laden http://t.co/2jKTZ2XlqO
  • @mediagag: A conversation between the Believer and the Hater http://t.co/YlVwxXNqzi Specifically for a Wizards fan, but could apply to all sports fans
  • @shahidsaeed: FC & intelligence cabal promoting cleric in Turbat, where Zikris live in large numbers. What could possibly go wrong? http://t.co/2h2i4QDay9
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