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

On development

According to Daily Jang (03 March 2020), Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman expressed his view that the country could not progress through eggs, chickens and cows (anda, murghi aur bhens se nahin) – but that development relied on big projects like CPEC.

Bare necessities

In his briefing on Coronavirus, according to Daily Jang (04 March 2020), Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah stated that it was essential for children to go to school, but it was not essential to go to the shopping centre (school jana lazmi hai, shopping centre jana lazmi nahin hai).


Rana Sanaullah was quoted by Daily Jang (05 March 2020) as saying that a letter written for the return of Nawaz Sharif was nothing but a piece of waste paper (raddi ka tukra hai).

Critique from Firdous Ashiq Awan

Special Assistant to the PM Firdous Ashiq Awan, according to Daily Dunya (07 March 2020), is of the opinion that a handful of women were leading the nation’s daughters astray in the name of ‘Aurat March’ (muthi bhar khawateen Aurat March ke naam per hamari betion ko gumrah kar rahi hein). She went on to opine that the slogans of the Aurat March were adversely affecting the seclusion of women (Aurat March ke naaray hamari chaader aur chaar-dewari ka taqaddus paamal kar rahay hein).

No New Kattay

Chaudhry Shujaat of the PML-Q, according to Daily Express (08 March 2020), in a phonecall asked Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman to avoid opening new fronts (naye kattay na kholein), but instead provide leadership for the country in a difficult time.