Asif Ezdi

  • Work expands to fill the time available for its completion, according to Parkinson’s Law. Something similar could be said about the speeches our “elected representatives” make in Parliament. Their inanities multiply in proportion to the time given to them for speaking, as was ...

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  • It is not often that the naming of a local street or square becomes a matter of national or even international importance. Yet that is what has happened with the Fawwara Chowk in Shadman colony of Lahore. The district administration decided last September to name the place after Bhagat Singh, an ...

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  • In an article last week, I called for the withdrawal of the decision of the Punjab government to rename the Shadman Chowk in Lahore as Bhagat Singh Chowk. Separately, I had also written to the Chief Minister to review his decision. In reply, I have received from the Chief Minister’s ...

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  • In an article last month (“A silent invasion”) carried by another Pakistani daily, I argued for a ban on Indian movies and entertainment programmes and on children’s programmes dubbed in Hindi, because of the negative effects they are having on our language, culture and value ...

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