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Adiah Afraz

What bugs at PIC

I have written quite a few times about the PIC in Lahore, the famous Punjab Institute of Cardiology with the best heart doctors in town and the best heart-related facilities. And now it's time I do it again. So here it is: Can somebody go…

After The Break

So this is what you see when you return to the world of Pakistani politics after a long break. Fifty shades of grey, and no ladies! Yes. No matter which TV channel you turn to, no matter what newspaper you pick up, all you see is a range of…

The Mad In The Mad House

It’s official. This country is full of crazy people, and I can't help but fall wonderfully in love with this madhouse called Pakistan. They don't make it like this anywhere else in the world, do they? Consider this: A random man drives into…

Over A Cup Of Tea

There were three mistakes I made when I met Imran Khan this week. First, I didn’t push Naeem-ul-Haq for more time with Khan; second, I didn’t make friends with Khan’s sister and third, I didn’t take the ‘mixed chai’ that was so hospitably…

In The Land Of No Loadshedding

Ok, don’t ask me where I am because to quote Jimmy Gilmer of The Fireballs, “I ain’t gonna tell”. The only thing I can tell you is that I ain’t here and that makes me very sad. Sad because it’s election time in Pakistan, the most exciting…

Life Without U-Turns

Has it ever happened to you that one fine day you get up in the morning only to discover that there are no U-turns left in your life? Yes, the sun is still shining just the same, the wind is still blowing in the same direction, and the…

Ban The Nights!

All good things have sequels. Or so I have been told by the makers of Die Hard. So if all good things have sequels, then I think my Naik Parveen column deserves a sequel too. Now, to mellow the effects of my pompousness, this great column…

Federalism And More

I never thought I will ever say it out aloud, let alone in a column, but lately I have been having dreams about ‘Federalism in Pakistan,’, and that’s a fact of life I now have to deal with. It all started two days ago, on my way back from…

Stuck In The Parking Lot

It is said in the male book of epigrams that behind every impossible traffic jam, there is the hand of a woman. And if you try to fight this out, then there is always a woman driver present in close proximity, doing something that she…

My 10 Reasons To Support Khan

Give me one good reason why I shouldn’t talk about Imran Khan today, when it is his big day in Karachi and I am as excited about it as I was on October 30, the day of his Lahore rally; a day that people call a momentous day in the history…