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Nuggets From The Urdu Press
Police catches nude men and women
Daily Nawa-e-Waqt reports that Peerwadai Police raided Biradari Hotel in Rawalpindi and placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
four nude women and two men. Police have started the paperwork but haven't done much else against them under Hudood Laws.

Cleric kept Jhang safe from Shias
Daily Islam reports that Maulana Esaar Qasmi, a religious leader and also a parliamentarian, used to guard the streets of Jhang in the night to monitor the activities of Shias. He was assassinated on Jan 10, 1991. His mission of declaring Shias non-Moslems will not stop.

'Sheikhul Islam' is a joke
Famous columnist Attaul Haq Qasmi writes that he is not an admirer of Tahirul Qadri, and refers to him as Sheikhul Islam not out of respect but to make fun of him. Every Pak writer calls Qadri Sheikhul Islam out of jest.

Judge wanted cybersex with litigant
Reported in daily Islam, a senior civil judge of Faisalabad
...formerly known as Lyallpur, the third largest metropolis in Pakistain, the second largest in Punjab after Lahore. It is named after some Arab because the Paks didn't have anybody notable of their own to name it after...
has been made OSD for sexually harassing a woman whose case was pending in his court. He would call the lady in the night and force her to have cybersex with him. The woman approached the Lahore High Court and the action was taken.

Tahirul Qadri is a friend of Hindus
Daily Ummat says that Tahirul Qadri is a friend of the Hindus. In India, he made speeches on the blessings of Geeta. He was also a special guest of the terrorist Narendar Modi in February 2012. In a live TV program, he held Geeta in his hands and spoke about its blessings continuously for two hours.

Sherry Rehman won't come back
Daily Islam claims that Ambassador Sherry Rehman has sought a political asylum in the US. She fears for her life and won't return to Pakistain.

Bridegrooms of Delhi
Daily Ausaf quotes Prof Abdur Rehman Makki as saying that Delhi will be adorned like a bride very soon. Mujahideen will conquer the city and enslave Hindu women. He said that he needed 10,000 hands to defeat the Indian army in the Occupied Kashmire.

No Taliban in Karachi
Reported in Ausaf, Allama Shah Owais Noorani, senior vice president of Jamaat Ulema-e-Pakistain Noorani Group, said there are no Taliban in Bloody Karachi. Taliban control 80% of Afghanistan. They can occupy Bloody Karachi any time they want but they will not do it because they are Pakistain's friends. Some groups are using the name of the Taliban to extort money in Bloody Karachi.

Agents selling votes in tribal areas
Daily Mashriq reports that votes are being auctioned in the tribal areas. The rate is between Rs 3,000 and Rs 5,000. The condition is that the selling agent must have at least 500 votes. The newspaper urges the Election Commission to take action.

Jihad will disintegrate La Belle France
Shamim Akhtar predicts in daily Islam that after the UK, the USSR and the US, another superpower is going to disintegrate. La Belle France has entered Mali without learning any lessons from Afghanistan, and very soon it will break apart with the power of jihad.

Why must a journalist be secular?
In his column in Jang, famous news hound Ansar Abbasi responded to criticism by his former boss and veteran journalist M Ziauddin, who had reportedly accused him of believing he was the 'sole proprietor' of Islam.
Abbasi said he was an honest journalist and could never be influenced by anyone. He took pride in being an Islamist. Why must a journalist be secular?

Protect Paks, not Shahrukh Khan
Religious figure Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi advises Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
...who would be wearing a canvas jacket with very long sleeves anyplace but Pakistain...
in Ausaf that instead of inviting Shahrukh Khan to come to Pakistain and providing him Jamatud Dawa's protection, he should protect Pak citizens who are being killed every day.

CEC doesn't want to annoy MQM
Daily Ummat reports that chief election commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim is not involving the army in the verification of voter lists at the behest of the MQM, because he belongs to the Bohra community. The Bohra community is a recent target of sectarian violence. Only MQM can provide them protection. Therefore he does not want to annoy the MQM.

Ban on Turkish plays will not help Pak dramas
Writer and intellectual Amar Jalees wrote in Jang that Pak filmmakers and artists persuaded President Ayub Khan in the 1960s to ban Indian films in Pakistain. At that time there were 2,000 cinemas in Pakistain. The local film industry was producing only 20 films per year. Then, holy mans demanded that English films should also be banned because they promote obscenity. They were banned too. As a result, a majority of cinemas were converted into shopping plazas. More than 100,000 families lost their livelihood. The Pak film industry did not benefit from these decisions. Today, Pakistain does not even produce two films per year.

Pak drama industry will suffer the same fate if the producers and artists persuade the government to ban Turkish dramas. They should not be afraid of competition, and must improve their production.
Posted by:trailing wife

#1  Pak drama industry
I knew it, I just knew it. But would they listen? No. I told ya back in '04 that the Paks had a rapidly evolving Drama Industry, but did they listen? No! All the pre-cursor signs were there, eye-rolling, frantic hand gestures at odd times, strangely sculpted teefs, C4 and a thriving cross-border goat industry. It was all there, it was just a matter of connecting the dots. But did they listen? NO!
But is was a long time ago....
Things were different then.
A car bomb was a Pinto.
We had Kodachrome then....
Posted by: Shipman   2013-02-17 02:16