Grapevine

September 2020

Wise Heads

When Maulana Fazlur Rehman and the other Opposition lot – Asif Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz etc., - couldn’t find anything else to stay in the limelight, they thought of having an APC (All Parties Conference). They did not think much of putting their wise heads together and coming up with ideas about how to improve things in the country.

Role Model

Mahira Khan is primarily an actress and if the relations between India and Pakistan hadn’t been bad, we would have lost her to the Indian film industry. Mahira Khan is also a role model for many in many areas, from modelling to mentoring and lecture-baazi. These days she has been seen riding a motorcycle. Which means it’s time for Pakistani girls to ride two-wheelers without fear.

Boom to Doom

If his bat boomed once upon a time, why doesn’t Shahid Afridi boom in the inner corridors of the PCB these days? After all, Misbahul Haq has been given two hats (though without any good results). Yunus Khan, Waqar Yunus, Mushtaq Ahmed, etc., also wash their hands in the behti ganga these days. So what’s poor Boom Boom doing?

 

Cruelty On-screen

Ratings-hungry Nida Yasir thought it would be a good idea to invite 6-year-old rape victim Marwah’s parents to her show and probe them at length about the murder of their child. The mother sobbed and the father struggled to recall the sequence of events and narrate them on national television but Nida had her way. Where are the producers and directors of such shows?