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

The English-speaking prince of Thar


Nawa-e-Waqt says in its column Sare Rahe that Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is a prince. He consoles in English the women of Thar who do not know any other language than Sindhi.

PPP is like British East India Company


IIzharul Haq writes in Dunya that the party that runs Sindh is worse than the British East India Company. Their headquarters are in Dubai and it is quite likely that they will relocate the Sindh chief minister’s office to Dubai too.

Manzoor Wattoo is Nazar Battoo


Hassan Nisar says in Jang that Manzoor Wattoo is in the People’s Party to ward off evil eye (Nazar Battoo).

The snake that bit Qaim Ali Shah


Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah tells Jasarat that he had been feeding a snake – Makhdoom Amin Fahim – who bit him by staging a coup against him through a follower.

May the palaces of the rulers become Thar


Writing in Jang, Amir Liaquat prays the palaces of the rulers of Pakistan turn into Thar.

PPP crown prince is prince of Twitter


Writing in Dunya, Hassan Mujtaba says PPP ‘crown prince’ Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is actually a prince of Twitter. When Bilawal was exploiting Sindh’s culture in Mohenjo-Daro, infants in Thar were dying of hunger and disease.

Buffet meals are un-Islamic 


Reported in Express, a Saudi cleric has issued an edict according to which buffet meals are un-Islamic.

Secularists want anarchy in Pakistan


Quoted in Jasarat, the Jamaat-e-Islami secretary-general says a handful of secular class wants anarchy in the country. It needs to be dealt with an iron first.

Polygamy is good for family health


Reported in Ummat, Council of Islamic Ideology Chairman Maulana Sheerani says wives, children and husbands will all remain healthy if men contract two, three or four marriages.

Shahbaz Sharif prays at night for success of peace talks


Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif tells Express that he has been praying in tahajjud for the success of talks with the Taliban.

Everybody loves Samiul Haq


Nazir Naji says in that Dunya Maulana Samiul Haq is welcomed by the Taliban as the prime minister’s man, and by the prime minister as the Taliban’s man.

The princess of all Muslims


Saadullah Shah says in Nai Baat that Dr Afia Siddiqui is the princess of all Muslims. Her pain is hurting every Muslim’s heart. Our daughters are not safe in Pakistan. They are among wolves.