*Photo illustrations by Nadeem F. Paracha


Nadeem F. Paracha is a cultural critic and senior columnist for Dawn Newspaper and Dawn.com

The views expressed by this blogger and in the following reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Dawn Media Group.

Nadeem F. Paracha is a cultural critic and senior columnist for Dawn Newspaper and Dawn.com

The views expressed by this blogger and in the following reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Dawn Media Group.

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January 12, 2012 3:05 pm
NFP, this is called humor/satire/s...,!!!!
Ali H.
January 12, 2012 3:17 pm
LOL!! Scathing and insightful as usual. NFP has his cake and eats it too. Bravo!
Roohi Nawaz
January 12, 2012 3:23 pm
Amazing the way NFP purposefully baits PTI and “establishmentarian” fans. He seems to to get a kick from doing this. He’s the only genuine satirist in pak media today.
Nasah (USA)
January 12, 2012 3:39 pm
lid Nadeem Lodhi say he has no clue why he was fired. A clueless general? Nah. "Dude where's my horse?"
January 12, 2012 3:47 pm
PTI's claim - the revolutionary new TFS has other uses too! 1. Wash that very Shareef Wig 2. Douse that Kamran Khan Fire! 3. JI (Khwatin) can use modestly to 'Down' the big **** they refer to! But alas it failed to flush the memo!
Saad A
January 12, 2012 3:54 pm
amazing and perfectly done. wonderful.
January 12, 2012 4:04 pm
NFP at his best! Really enjoyed the 'naked camels' part :-)
ch zulfiqar ali
January 12, 2012 4:14 pm
wounderful unveiled the ground reality
ch zulfiqar ali
January 12, 2012 4:18 pm
infact it is reality indicating by a peculiar way of humor
January 12, 2012 4:27 pm
The " super stallion" Zardari is so very conveniently missing from his illustrations. I would have put him on a flying carpet and off to Dubai.
January 12, 2012 4:29 pm
why do you get worked up against everybody who are against Zardari or MQM?
January 12, 2012 4:29 pm
rofl@ "But camels are naked"
M. Asghar
January 12, 2012 4:41 pm
If all the establihmentrians are forced to be nakedly transparent like the honest camels, the thing would work much better for the country.
Muhammad Bilal
January 12, 2012 4:42 pm
Truly said, "Nawaz adalia". When would the rest of the media speak out the truth. PLEASE!
January 12, 2012 6:33 pm
Disappointing that last few words (....because the PM failed to pull the lever!) were edited although not abusive....I guess No Fun Pretended here!
Ghani Khan Niazi
January 12, 2012 6:36 pm
NFP - As usual you avoided caricaturing Zardari. Hardcore PPP Jiyala you are. Or is there any clause in the constitution that sitting president can't be caricatured ?
January 12, 2012 7:00 pm
@Rafi As far as Zardari is concerned, in NFPs eye he is a sacred cow. Dual standards when it comes to PPP.
Sajjad Changezi
January 12, 2012 7:04 pm
well said about Kamran Khan !!!!!
January 12, 2012 7:33 pm
Reality? Or Political Party Broadcast.
January 12, 2012 7:35 pm
NFP: Very interesting......as always! Wish you had included other actors too in the mix......Zaradari, Haqqani, Kayani, Choudhry (Iftikhar), Pasha, Imran, Mirza, Altaf, Musharaff, the Taliban, the Saudis, ofcourse the eternal bad boys the Americans, and may be even the Indians......would have made it all the more interesting!!! So, if we think India and America are complex, Pakistan surely knocks the bottom of the barrel of uncertainity! The Pakistani pot is always cooking and no one knows what the next stew tastes like! We look forward to your next cache NFP… "Where's my Horse - Part 2"! Murali-Atlanta-USA
January 12, 2012 7:42 pm
Well done NFP! good analysis of the current situation in the country.
January 12, 2012 8:56 pm
Kamran khan is ready to explode. Hats off to NFP..!!
January 12, 2012 9:03 pm
Brilliant! Especially about PTI and imran khan..
January 12, 2012 9:11 pm
Mr. NFP, the PTI psunami flushing system can also do a number of other things which you did not mention. It can bring back the country's looted wealth in Swiss bank accounts, put the corrupt politicians in jail and hold them accountable for their wrong doings, eliminate corruption, double or triple tax collection, strengthen country's instituitions, make rule of law equal for the rich and poor, provide free health, education and insaf for the under-privileged, amongst a whole list of other things.
January 12, 2012 9:19 pm
NFP, You really know how to grab the show... Awesome
January 12, 2012 9:37 pm
thanks someone left alone Zzradari.... when everyone illustrating Zardari in most ridiculous and gross ways why NFP do this... thanks NFP
January 12, 2012 9:51 pm
Zardari's going to Dubai for a wedding, but he may have to stay for the marriage, if a coup happens while he's gone...
January 12, 2012 10:05 pm
I loved the last picture under gilani of a camel face
Masood Naqvi
January 12, 2012 10:13 pm
Whole world is after Zardari, What's wrong is someone stand up in his support. Athough Zardari is also establishments child otherwise how could he came in power. American aid stopped no charm in presidency so let civilian take responsibility of running the country and again we become holy cow.
Nasah (USA)
January 12, 2012 10:11 pm
"Security to Mansoor Ijaz will be provided by the (million strong) army." Dude, where's my tank?
jalaluddin S. Hussai
January 12, 2012 10:18 pm
We need to work very hard and critically look at ourselves. Finger-pointing will just not help.
hira jaffri
January 12, 2012 11:01 pm
lolx.... man i loved the Nawaz adlia .... and the truth of PTI flush system ..... WAKE UP PAKISTAN
January 12, 2012 11:38 pm
The Kamran Khan tsunami will ride the Kayani brigade of camels to make a dramatic entrance with Musharraf as his camel driver.
Capt Mansur Khan (Na
January 13, 2012 12:44 am
so true and so good.
Mullah Omar
January 13, 2012 12:49 am
LOL ... good one
January 13, 2012 1:13 am
nfp's wordsmithing at rest and imagery at full throttle....
January 13, 2012 4:09 am
when the going gets tough ... great ones are off to dubai ...
January 13, 2012 4:40 am
Brilliantly done except the one mentioning camels.. i thought it was in bad taste.
January 13, 2012 5:46 am
haha...not funny at all. Dawn new is the new mouth piece of Zardari.
January 13, 2012 7:09 am
have the courage to mention sosmething about Altaf and Zardari
January 13, 2012 9:05 am
Very well portrayed. Particularly that caption "Nawaz Adlia" is very courageous under the current "current" of "Adlia supremacy". In pakistan no one wants an independent and fair judiciary, nor the people nor the judges, they only use it to serve their base, mean and vicious purposes; which is presently getting rid of PPP government.
Mustafa Razavi
January 13, 2012 9:37 am
Guess how many corruption supporters are about to be flushed down that toilet. It is no humor, it is NFP's nightmares.
January 13, 2012 10:17 am
always avoids comments on Zardari.
January 13, 2012 12:26 pm
"""Nawaz gets a new hairpeice"" -------- thanks for a new NFP's """ hairytales edition"""
Goga Nalaik
January 13, 2012 12:36 pm
Brilliant! I loved PTI's new revolutionary flushing tsunami system ... ha ha ha Your fan
Fawad Siddiqui
January 13, 2012 1:14 pm
Good One !!
January 13, 2012 1:48 pm
I've been a long time reader of NFP, especially of his satire articles. It has been his tradition that he only pokes fun at those of whom very few people are making fun of. He is known to not touch those he thinks everybody is after. Making fun of Zardari is the easiest thing to do. Everyone does it. But this is exactly why NFP does not. This is one of the main reasons why NFP stands out.
Goga Nalaik
January 13, 2012 6:53 pm
Not very convincing my friend :)
Gary Singh
January 13, 2012 11:36 pm
Nadeem Paracha, In my eyes, you are every thinking person's rockstar.
January 14, 2012 4:58 am
I tip my hat to you mr paracha. Never thought the day would come but it has. I've always found your articles a bit cynical at times, your hatred for Ik a bit too biased (yet at certain times justified and necessary) , and your obsession with pti unnecessary for a writer of your caliber. But this post is awesome. Pure gold. I really did laugh at the new toilet, Karan khan and Giuliani pics.
Iqbal Hadi Zaidi, Ku
January 14, 2012 10:41 am
I doubt anyone else can improve upon what you have depicted pictorially. I wish my Bhaijan (Gen Musharraf) be President and Imran Khan as Prime Minister.
January 14, 2012 11:08 am
Mustafa Razavi
January 14, 2012 2:52 pm
Looks like Nawaz's hair implant went awry. He should sue to get his million $ back.
Alam N.
January 14, 2012 5:37 pm
NFP : You spared Altaf Bhai, the supremo of MQM . How could you miss an interesting character like him ?
January 15, 2012 10:37 pm
NFP, keep it up as this one is much better than your last attempt. The only disappontment is that the number one establishment has been left out.
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