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    Now that the corrupt Zardari is not on the receiving end of the misuse of power, the country is turning against the highly political Supreme Court and its Chief Justice. I love it how the same Imran Khan who once sang the CJ’s praises as long as he was going after the government is now clashing with him and facing contempt charges (Imran is right btw).

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    Lol, it's funny that the same lawyers who protested to have him re-instated are calling him a tyrant.
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    Yeah, look, it gives me a pain deep inside my uterus to admit it, but it's Ajmal until such time as we get a working throwing law again.
    Never in a million years would I have thought Brumby to admit this!!!!!!

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    DG Rangers reveals facts behind Karachi weapons smuggling - DAWN.COM

    19,000 containers of arms goes missing.....What THE FISH
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

    Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta

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    47 As in O, A levels: Pakistani student beats world record - DAWN.COM

    ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani student, Haroon Tariq, has broken the current world record by securing a total of 47 As in his International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) O Level and A Level exams from the University of Cambridge International Examinations.
    WTF....


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    KPK on the move

    What a corny letter. Not even sure if it is true

    Having said that, there is no doubt that Imran's party has brought in some very good laws like RTI, Acctbility bill, LG bill which are quite revolutionary by pakistani standards. It must be admitted though that With kpk being the frontrunner in corruption under ANP it isn't too difficult to beat their performance in transparency and non-corruption but in PTI's first 90 days there hasn't been any major corruption issue that has sprung up. There have been some dismal failures too for e.g. the DI Khan jailbreak. Having discussions with friends in KPK also suggests that while on the ground Peshawar has not become Paris in the first 3 months but it is significantly better in terms of governance than what it was under the previous govt. So, in summary if PTI gets to prove itself in KPK then Imran stands a good chance to become the PM come the 2018 elections (provided the ECP can do something about the rigging

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    What the **** does this mean?

    Once a ?wife? soon to be a husband - DAWN.COM

    The woman's sex just changed naturally within a year?

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    APC: Political leaders decide on Taliban talks as first step ? The Express Tribune

    So, finally, a consensus on how to go forward dealing with the TTP. Talks deemed as likely first step.

    With Imran now being (probably) the most important opposition leader Nawaz Sharif did the right thing by meeting Imran's request of a closed door meeting with Gen Kayani and Nawaz himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    What the **** does this mean?

    Once a ?wife? soon to be a husband - DAWN.COM

    The woman's sex just changed naturally within a year?
    That's freaky. What's the science behind it?

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    This was just some stupid piece done by DAWN without doing any proper investigation about it. Your sex just doesn't naturally start changing overnight

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    Twin church blasts kill 78 in Peshawar

    These are the types of monsters that Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan want us to "negotiate" with. These are the "stakeholders" they claim want peace.

    Edit: Via Nadeem F. Paracha on twitter: "If next season of Walking Dead were to take place in Pak, the plot would twist and see main characters offering peace talks to the Zombies."
    Last edited by Fusion; 22-09-2013 at 01:07 PM.

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    This is brilliant. How "peace talks" between the government and TTP might go:



    Shame on those who think talks between Islamabad and the TTP are a bad idea.

    On the contrary, it’s the perfect time for a thoughtful exchange between uncompromisingly brutal fighters and the government they aim to annihilate.

    Here’s what we could expect.

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    Setting

    Imagine a hidden, bucolic venue — perhaps nestled in the Tirah or Swat valley, or ensconced on the rugged mountains of Waziristan. The two negotiating parties — the government of Pakistan (GOP) and the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) — enter a meeting room.

    GOP team: [Silence.]

    TTP team: [Silence.]

    GOP: [Trying to make small talk] So, read any good European philosophy lately? Subcontinental colonial histories? Biographies of Bertrand Russell?

    TTP: [Silence.]

    GOP: How about we take a break? Some fresh air would be nice.

    TTP: Good idea. While you do that, we’ll take the opportunity to launch an attack. See you in five minutes. [Both negotiating teams step outside. TTP representatives disappear].

    [Explosions are heard in the distance].

    [Five minutes later, both teams reconvene].

    GOP: Let’s get down to business. Negotiating gurus emphasise the importance of “getting to yes.” So how shall we proceed to —

    TTP: Have you freed our prisoners, withdrawn every soldier from the tribal belt, and essentially afforded us the opportunity to intensify our insurgency to the point that we now pose an existential threat to the Pakistani state?

    GOP: Sorry, not yet. We had hoped instead that you would settle for accepting the ambassadorship position in Washington. That’s why it has remained vacant for so long.

    TTP: The possibility of relocating closer to our purported patron is tempting, but we’d rather keep our eyes on the immediate prize. To wit: The destruction of the Pakistani state.

    GOP: Yes … let’s talk about that; we were hoping you might be willing to make some concessions on that point. Could we negotiate the parameters of that goal?

    TTP: What do you mean exactly?

    GOP: Well, could you agree to destroy the state several decades from now — or even a century or two from now? We’d prefer a long-term rather than short-term timeframe. And could you agree not to destroy Punjab? This would all be much appreciated.

    TTP: You make strong demands. We’d like to take a break and think it over. You go puff on your peace pipe; we’ll go blow up a girls’ school.

    [Both teams step outside. The TTP team disappears briefly. Explosions are heard in the distance.]

    [Both teams return.]

    TTP: We’ve considered your audacious offer. Fortunately for you, we are responsible stakeholders. Here’s what we propose: In lieu of our earlier demand to obliterate the state, we now ask instead that you cede to us all of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. We anticipate provincial authorities there will not object.

    GOP: Excellent. And you will, of course, disarm?

    TTP: [Breaks into loud, uncontrollable laughter.] But of course. [Guffaws repeatedly.] But of course.

    GOP: Good to hear. And as added sweeteners for this deal, we’re happy to make available free laptops, a fleet of buses, and perhaps a new superhighway to allow you to compensate for the absence of arms.

    TTP: That’s kind. But as responsible stakeholders negotiating Pakistan’s future, we don’t wish to accept bribes. Haven’t you heard of the great British jurist Sir Edward Coke? “Though the bribe be small, yet the fault be great,” he once declared. [Smiles]. It never hurts to name-drop. It makes the decadent West think we’re sophisticated.

    GOP: Fair enough. So, have we gotten to yes?

    TTP: Yes. Let’s take one more break before we issue a joint statement for the press. There’s one more attack we’d like to launch.

    GOP: Actually, we’ll stay here and wait for you.

    TTP: In that case, we’ll stay here as well. Our weaponry is sufficiently state-of-the-art that we can easily detonate our explosives remotely.

    [Explosions heard in the distance.]

    GOP: Let’s wrap up this process. We have other important business to attend to, once we remember what it is.

    TTP: We also have other important business to attend to, and we know exactly what it is. Indeed, let’s wrap up.

    [Explosions heard further in the distance.]

    TTP: [Looking furious.] We did not order that explosion. Could it be —

    [Frantically checks Twitter timeline.]

    GOP: Have you lost more followers this week? That’s been happening to us lately as well. Mention “One Pound Fish” or “Eye to Eye.” That will help recoup your losses. Guaranteed.

    TTP: No, something more significant has happened. Our timelime has just lit up with 456,323 furious tweets, all posted by users with Imran Khan avatars.

    GOP: [Cringes.] We know what that means.

    TTP: Yes. [Glowering with rage.] It means there’s been another drone strike.

    GOP: Oh, that’s dreadful. But we can overlook it, no?

    TTP: Absolutely not. These talks are off. [Stands up abruptly.] Ta ta.

    [TTP team storms out of room.]


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    Oh and Fusion, don't talk crap about my distant relative - Imran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post


    Oh and Fusion, don't talk crap about my distant relative - Imran.
    You need to arrange a meeting between me and Uncle Immo so I can talk some sense into him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    You need to arrange a meeting between me and Uncle Immo so I can talk some sense into him!
    Just don't tell Smali or he would want to gatecrash the party with his Imran photo album.

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    PTI lawmakers call for review of blasphemy law

    Credit where it's due: Kudos to PTI for attempting this. The blasphemy law is the most misused law in Pakistan and is a tool with which to target and persecute minorities. I applaud the PTI for attempting to review it. I hope they succeed.



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