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Animal Farm at the Pastures of the Pure

Published Jun 14, 2012 04:44pm


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Mr. Judicious, in his headline-grabbing excitement to apprehend greedy jackals, clearly missed out on the gluttonous habits of Baby Judicious.

Identity crises in the Pastures of the Pure got a tad more absurd.

Patriots get an explanation on the latest screw-up by the authorities of the Pastures of the Pure.

The media in the Pastures of the Pure was never short of breaking news. Every minute was an end-of-the-world moment … until the next commercial break.

Name-calling was a favorite, pleasant pastime of the true believers of the Pastures of the Pure.

A top minister of the Pind province unveiled a revolutionary new idea to overcome the energy crises. But for this, the minister suggested the inhabitants of the Pastures of the Pure will have to let go of foreign aid and eat even more grass.

The mice of the Pastures of the Pure were most emotional and vocal when it came to defending the sovereignty of the land. But they usually thought themselves to be a lot larger than they actually were. Some thought they were suffering from delusions of grandeur and some thought it was cheap Chinese cheese.

The pious wolves kept a strict eye on lady sheep not dressed according to the moral dictates and culture of the Pastures of the Pure. Actually it was more about keeping a keen eye. *Drool*

The intelligentsia of the Pastures of the Pure was usually at cross purposes.

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

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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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.

Comments (51) Closed

saleem Jun 14, 2012 02:59pm
part 2 soon will be welcomed :)
Faisal Jun 14, 2012 04:35pm
Orville would be smiling..well done NFP!
Mobashar A Jun 15, 2012 03:17pm
sweet and straight!!!
Ahmed Jun 15, 2012 02:35pm
does NFP see anything positive about the Pakistani Nation. or can he suggest any thing to fix it excpet repeating the same thing over and over.
mazhar Jun 14, 2012 07:25pm
Beaware NFP Agino moto coming Mazhar
Shahid A. Jun 14, 2012 07:02pm
Sharp and biting as ever.
ghost Jun 14, 2012 06:50pm
you fit your own crow cartoon
Hariharan.S Jun 14, 2012 06:37pm
The Rat and the Elephant Perhaps the best picture of all as it perfectly decribes the current situation
Mahesh Patil Jun 14, 2012 02:45pm
I am sensing great trouble for Mr.Nadeem Parcha. Suo motu !!
Nazir (Punjabi) Jun 14, 2012 02:41pm
He is a diehard fan of MQM & its self exiled supremo and accidental presiden AAZ . No true Punjabi would do that.
ali sadozai Jun 15, 2012 08:48am
Absolutely hilarious and accurate. Thank you NFP. You made me laugh about things that i feel sorry for.
manish Jun 14, 2012 12:04pm
nadeem you will go down in history as neimoller of pakistan...right now you are trying to make pakistanis aware of the imminent dangers. now it's upto them whether they heed to your warning or choose to ignore you. whatever decisions they are going to take in future will decide the future of pakistan.
shwetanshu Jun 14, 2012 11:41am
Naseema Perveen Jun 14, 2012 12:33pm
simply beautiful:)
Farooq Jun 14, 2012 11:13am
Gotta love NFP!!!!!!.....liberal fascist cows LOLLLLLL
T Ahmed Jun 14, 2012 10:40am
You got this on the nose!!! Nadeem Paracha is a national treasure!!
Hasan Jun 14, 2012 12:41pm
Hamza Jun 15, 2012 11:11pm
Hahahaha. Epic.
annas Jun 15, 2012 06:38pm
All the best as usual, NFP you have the talent.
Ali Jun 17, 2012 09:39am
He has the right to criticise like we all do. It the governments responsibility to fix things, let them do their part.
T Khan Jun 15, 2012 01:31pm
NFP is half Punjabi and half Mohajir. He got his toughness from his father and gentleness from his mother. Or is it other way around? I don;t know, I am confused yet always amazed by him!
Wish Jun 15, 2012 12:11pm
Awesome manner to tell the reality :)
Cyrus Howell Jun 15, 2012 11:54am
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" -- Benjamin Franklin
raghu Jun 15, 2012 12:10pm
Nadeem makes issues look funny
zzz Jun 16, 2012 12:40pm
dude! respect man, respect! too good!
Tariq Jun 16, 2012 10:01am
What was hidden in this?
VeeKay Jun 17, 2012 08:21pm
Tere mast mast yeh blog..... wah wah..... NFP you are absolute thunder in pak media...... Love your work...
Yama Siawash Jun 20, 2012 06:37pm
Brilliant! NFP for Prime Minister.
Abbas Jun 14, 2012 06:58am
Great Sir..
Rasikh Jun 14, 2012 07:01am
Now this is too much of grass , you should change the theme
Mushtaq Jun 14, 2012 07:03am
And he does it again! NFP's satirical well never runs dry. Kudos.
Naveed Javed Jun 14, 2012 07:18am
Loved the hidden message in it!
Nayeem Jun 14, 2012 01:11pm
Carefull Mr. Pracha,lest you will be branded a Traitor,liberal fascist by our talk show hosts..
Anuj Jun 14, 2012 07:46am
George Orwell, roll over ! NFP is here.
Rafi Jun 14, 2012 09:21am
In the first pix the chicken should have been bigger than the hen.
Sanity Jun 14, 2012 07:59am
As a scrolled down with smile on my face, I was praying that the article does not finish :(
Amir Ali Jun 14, 2012 08:13am
awesome boss...
MSahandar Jun 14, 2012 08:23am
NFP is the only Punjabi I know who is so anti-Punjab. This is not a complaint because unlike him I do not live in Karachi but in Lahore. I agree with him mostly that Punjab is going through a serious identity crises. Punjabis have become conservative and inward looking. NFP's 'Pastures of the Pure' may as well be just about Punjab.
Ranvir Jun 14, 2012 08:29am
"So are your's tharkee" :) I am still not able to stop me laughing.. Btw...Tharkee word is used in northern Indian belt also to describe lechrous soul.. :)
roxshakir Jun 14, 2012 08:48am
This is hilarious but sadly true.
roxshakir Jun 14, 2012 08:49am
This is hilarious but sadly true.
Abbas Jun 14, 2012 08:54am
REP to "Punjab is going through a serious identity crises"...thanks to current Punjab Administration
Vijay Jun 14, 2012 03:15pm
Nadeem, if you ever visit Canada, I want you to stay with us a few days! You are awesome!
Murali Jun 14, 2012 09:16am
I think it's time to smoke grass. Loved it.
Hasanalirana Jun 14, 2012 09:52am
Brevity is the soul of Wit. Political comics in the Market.
Gaurav Arya Jun 15, 2012 05:43am
NFP, you are a pure blooded genius. You deserve a Pulitzer. Regards - Your biggest fan
Syed Qaseem Ali Jun 15, 2012 06:00am
Brilliant.... By the way.. what are your thoughts on Meera's marriage not that Reema is also married.... :P
vinay Jun 15, 2012 06:05am
Master piece again,NFP please come to India we want people like you here:)
Benish Jun 15, 2012 08:08am
Woww.. that was brilliant
BabaSidni Jun 16, 2012 04:40am
This national treasure should be kept in a museum -mummified.
shaukat ali chughtai Jun 21, 2012 03:26am
Excellent satire NFP. The truth came from your mouth.