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Dude, where's my horse?


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*Photo illustrations by Nadeem F. Paracha


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

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Nadeem F. Paracha is a cultural critic and senior columnist for Dawn Newspaper and He is also the author of two books on the social history of Pakistan, End of the Past and The Pakistan Anti-Hero.

He tweets @NadeemfParacha

The views expressed by this writer and commenters below do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Dawn Media Group.

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Shafi Jan 12, 2012 03:05pm
NFP, this is called humor/satire/s...,!!!!
Ali H. Jan 12, 2012 03:17pm
LOL!! Scathing and insightful as usual. NFP has his cake and eats it too. Bravo!
Roohi Nawaz Jan 12, 2012 03:23pm
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) Jan 12, 2012 03:39pm
lid Nadeem Lodhi say he has no clue why he was fired. A clueless general? Nah. "Dude where's my horse?"
Qalim Jan 12, 2012 03:47pm
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 Jan 12, 2012 03:54pm
amazing and perfectly done. wonderful.
Odhano Jan 12, 2012 04:04pm
NFP at his best! Really enjoyed the 'naked camels' part :-)
ch zulfiqar ali Jan 12, 2012 04:14pm
wounderful unveiled the ground reality
ch zulfiqar ali Jan 12, 2012 04:18pm
infact it is reality indicating by a peculiar way of humor
Rafi Jan 12, 2012 04:27pm
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.
Amin Jan 12, 2012 04:29pm
why do you get worked up against everybody who are against Zardari or MQM?
mk Jan 12, 2012 04:29pm
rofl@ "But camels are naked"
M. Asghar Jan 12, 2012 04:41pm
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 Jan 12, 2012 04:42pm
Truly said, "Nawaz adalia". When would the rest of the media speak out the truth. PLEASE!
Qalim Jan 12, 2012 06:33pm
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 Jan 12, 2012 06:36pm
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 ?
G.Nabi Jan 12, 2012 07:00pm
@Rafi As far as Zardari is concerned, in NFPs eye he is a sacred cow. Dual standards when it comes to PPP.
Sajjad Changezi Jan 12, 2012 07:04pm
well said about Kamran Khan !!!!!
Shafi Jan 12, 2012 07:33pm
Reality? Or Political Party Broadcast.
MuralAtlanta-USA Jan 12, 2012 07:35pm
NFP: Very 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
Imran Jan 12, 2012 07:42pm
Well done NFP! good analysis of the current situation in the country.
Zain Jan 12, 2012 08:56pm
Kamran khan is ready to explode. Hats off to NFP..!!
kanwal Jan 12, 2012 09:03pm
Brilliant! Especially about PTI and imran khan..
hamza Jan 12, 2012 09:11pm
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.
ANA Jan 12, 2012 09:19pm
NFP, You really know how to grab the show... Awesome
TheZee Jan 12, 2012 09:37pm
thanks someone left alone Zzradari.... when everyone illustrating Zardari in most ridiculous and gross ways why NFP do this... thanks NFP
Neil Jan 12, 2012 09:51pm
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...
ahmedj Jan 12, 2012 10:05pm
I loved the last picture under gilani of a camel face
Masood Naqvi Jan 12, 2012 10:13pm
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) Jan 12, 2012 10:11pm
"Security to Mansoor Ijaz will be provided by the (million strong) army." Dude, where's my tank?
jalaluddin S. Hussai Jan 12, 2012 10:18pm
We need to work very hard and critically look at ourselves. Finger-pointing will just not help.
hira jaffri Jan 12, 2012 11:01pm
lolx.... man i loved the Nawaz adlia .... and the truth of PTI flush system ..... WAKE UP PAKISTAN
BRR Jan 12, 2012 11:38pm
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 Jan 13, 2012 12:44am
so true and so good.
Mullah Omar Jan 13, 2012 12:49am
LOL ... good one
perucker Jan 13, 2012 01:13am
nfp's wordsmithing at rest and imagery at full throttle....
Bilal Jan 13, 2012 04:09am
when the going gets tough ... great ones are off to dubai ...
nav Jan 13, 2012 04:40am
Brilliantly done except the one mentioning camels.. i thought it was in bad taste.
ali Jan 13, 2012 05:46am
haha...not funny at all. Dawn new is the new mouth piece of Zardari.
hayat Jan 13, 2012 07:09am
have the courage to mention sosmething about Altaf and Zardari
riza Jan 13, 2012 09:05am
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 Jan 13, 2012 09:37am
Guess how many corruption supporters are about to be flushed down that toilet. It is no humor, it is NFP's nightmares.
pirbux Jan 13, 2012 10:17am
always avoids comments on Zardari.
sja Jan 13, 2012 12:26pm
"""Nawaz gets a new hairpeice"" -------- thanks for a new NFP's """ hairytales edition"""
Goga Nalaik Jan 13, 2012 12:36pm
Brilliant! I loved PTI's new revolutionary flushing tsunami system ... ha ha ha Your fan
Fawad Siddiqui Jan 13, 2012 01:14pm
Good One !!
Munawar Jan 13, 2012 01:48pm
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 Jan 13, 2012 06:53pm
Not very convincing my friend :)
Gary Singh Jan 13, 2012 11:36pm
Nadeem Paracha, In my eyes, you are every thinking person's rockstar.
Nadir Jan 14, 2012 04:58am
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 Jan 14, 2012 10:41am
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.
naima Jan 14, 2012 11:08am
Mustafa Razavi Jan 14, 2012 02:52pm
Looks like Nawaz's hair implant went awry. He should sue to get his million $ back.
Alam N. Jan 14, 2012 05:37pm
NFP : You spared Altaf Bhai, the supremo of MQM . How could you miss an interesting character like him ?
R S JOHAR Jan 15, 2012 10:37pm
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.