Nuggets from the Urdu press

These nuggets are culled from the Urdu press. They are summarised here without comment. Absurd or ridiculous, tft takes no responsibility for them

Nuggets from the Urdu press

Between America and Taliban


Raja Anwar writes in Dunya that Pakistan has become paralyzed, caught between America’s unfair policies and Taliban’s extremism. America says Pakistan is patronizing terrorists, and the Taliban say Pakistan is their number one enemy. This situation cannot be resolved by ripping each other’s shirts off on TV.

Waiting for a brave policeman

tft-47-p-14-bNawa-e-Waqt asks in its famous column Sare Rahe when a police officer brave enough to arrest US officials accused of carrying out drone attacks will be born in Pakistan.

Amir Liaquat rejected by Karachi University

tft-47-p-14-cAccording to Jasarat, renowned anchor Dr Amir Liaquat sought admission in an MPhil program at Karachi University, but they rejected his application saying his PhD degree was fake.

A for effort 

tft-47-p-14-dReported in Jasarat, Jamiat Talaba Arabia will unite to foil the conspiracies of infidels. They will not let the government bring any changes in the curriculum of madrassas.

We must unite against America

tft-47-p-14-eQuoted in Islam, Maulana Fazlur Rehman says the reason behind the problems Pakistan is facing is that the nation is not united against the US. When we will be united, America will not be able to harm us (baal bhi beeka naheen kar sakta).

Sifarish of a Saheli 

tft-47-p-14-fShaheen Sehbai writes in Jang that a female friend (saheli) of the Sharif family was also the saheli of another Sharif family. The new army chief was made on her recommendation (sifarish).

Gen Raheel Sharif is liberal

tft-47-p-14-gAnsar Abbasi says in Jang it has worried him that the new army chief Gen Raheel Sharif is liberal. Gen Ashfaq Kayani was also liberal, but when I met him I found him a true Muslim despite the fact he did not pray five times a day.

TV talk shows are like wrestling

tft-47-p-14-hWriting in Dunya, Orya Maqbool Jan says TV talks shows are a substitute for wrestling entertainment in Pakistan. There are women wrestlers in the west, and there are women anchors in Pakistan. Women in the west hate women’s wrestling but their men love it. The same way, women in Pakistan hate women anchors, but our men love then.

Diplomacy against drones

Reported in Khabrain, former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani says the government should use diplomacy to stop drone attacks. They must learn from Iran.

The new left and the new right

tft-47-p-14-iZafar Iqbal writes in Dunya that Bilawal Zardari accuses the Sharif government of rewarding friends in the name of privatization. But the Sharif government is following the policies of the PPP. It should make its own policies on how to reward friends. Bilawal says the PPP will take away from the rich and give to the poor. PPP leaders fall in the category of poor these days.

India wants to subdue Pakistan with terror

tft-47-p-14-jReported in Jasarat, PML-N chairman Raja Zafarul Haq tells a huge gathering in Ghotki that India wants to subdue Pakistan by sponsoring sectarian violence and terrorism in Pakistan. We have made a mistake by abandoning Kashmir.

Gang of side-mirror thieves caught in Karachi

tft-47-p-14-kAccording to Jasarat, Karachi police has arrested a gang that stole side mirrors of cars. The ring had stolen more than two million side mirrors.

Dollars engulfing Pakistan

tft-47-p-14-lMateen Fikri writes in Jasarat that Pakistan is burning, and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar is right that American dollars are the reason behind this fire.