February 2023

Shortcut to the Oscars

In pursuit of the revival of cinema, it seems Pakistani filmmakers have at least found out a workable shortcut to win the Oscars, as another controversial short film ‘Bheetar- A Love Story,’ based on the contentious theme of same-sex marriage, is about to be released online. In the name of creativity and freedom of expression, the people behind the trend are happily and quite freely crossing the red line without any guilt or remorse. What a shame!

International Monetary Fraud

Acting just like a good boy, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a pause in its demands for economic reforms before releasing more financial aid, as the country tries to rebuild after catastrophic floods. The call came as Pakistan received over $10 billion in pledges at a donors’ conference recently held in Geneva. As things currently stand, Pakistan’s fate has now been sealed at the hand of the IMF, which is locally referred to as the International Monetary Fraud.

Why Pathaan?

Human equality is the most fundamental attribute which characterises a civilised society. However, the long-awaited Indian film ‘Pathaan,’ starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in lead roles, carries a racist tone from the word go - from the film’s title ‘Pathaan’ to its main storyline, over glorifying a particular human race at the cost of downplaying the others. Aren’t Pathaans equal to other human beings?

Sarfaraz Never Deceives

Making a glorious comeback to Pakistan cricket team, the wicketkeeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed has once again proven his cricketing credentials, staying true to Indian film star Aamir Khan’s famous line in the film PK in which he said, ‘Sarfaraz dhoka nahi diyay thaa.’ Sarfaraz Ahmed is now reportedly becoming the captain of the Test side of Pakistan’s cricket team and we hope the Pakistan Cricket Board will not deceive him this time.