Ghulam Hussain

8-year-old Pakistani boy detained by Indian authorities

As if detaining a pigeon was not enough to ‘defend’ the sovereignty of its country, Indian authorities detained an 8-year-old boy hailing from Karachi, Ghulam Hussain, while releasing 88 prisoners, mainly fishermen from Karachi. The reason (read: excuse) given by Indian authorities for the prolonged detainment of the minor boy is paper work (or lack …read in detail

Dawn: Bad sub-editing gets magistrate ‘arrested’

Dawn News recently published (read: blundered on) a column ‘Crackdown on counterfeit drugs’ in the newspaper dated 15-4-2015. Everything was smooth sailing as usual until I read what was under the heading ‘HELD:’ where it got interesting: “Various price control magistrates on Tuesday got arrested 33 shopkeepers…”   Did I miss something or did the …read in detail

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Bill Maher faces tweeps’ wrath for comparing Zayn Malik to Boston bombing

In a blatant display of Islamophobia, racisim and utter discrimination, Bill Maher, in his show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ talked (read: spewed hatred) about Zayn Malik, the Muslim star who recently parted ways with One Direction boy-band originating in the UK. Bill Maher, infamous for his repeated rhetoric against Muslims as seen in the …read in detail

Trending Tag; #StopWarsInMuslimWorld, Yemen

Twitterati denounce Yemen strikes as #StopWarsInMuslimWorld trends

 #StopWarsInMuslimWorld is trending at number 1 on Twitter in Pakistan as of writing this piece. It is prudent to mention here that in recent times have seen a spate of violence in Muslim countries all around the world including, most recently, Yemen. A cursory glance at the sad affair of states, who have Muslim majority population …read in detail

Nasir Jamshed parody account

Nasir Jamshed parody account back after Twitter ban

Nasir Jamshed, the (not so) flamboyant left arm batsman whose steam engine has apparently run out steam has been on the receiving end of public banter since Pakistani team set sail (on a snail pace, mind you) on its World Cup campaign. Capitalizing on the hilarious performance of out-of-form batsman, a tweep has managed to …read in detail

Striking Simliarity or Insufferable Incompetence?

Here’s one for the folks, who for some reason, keep bringing back similarities between  Pakistan 1992 and Team Pakistan World Cup 2015. The Captains: Both Khan Argument: Imran Khan and Misbah Ul Haq Khan? Praise the Lord! Counter-Argument: Misbah Ul Haq, a batsman who’s known by the nick tuq tuq against the all-rounder who was …read in detail