Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Taliban expresses delight over reopening of NATO supplies

Taliban commanders celebrated the reopening of the NATO supply route by Pakistan by performing their local Sheedi dance and firing into the skies. Smuggling goods from NATO supplies has been the source of riches for many Taliban commanders.
"Life had come to a halt," explains Itwaar Khan, a Taliban commander  posted in the Paktia province. "Jumma had to postpone his wedding because the army suits were not available due to the blockage."
Zameeruddin found other reasons to be happy. "Our beards were turning white due to the paucity of Garnier hair colour. It gave the people the impression that we were growing older and would not be around for long." He even says that he had written a letter to the US suppliers to provide brown hair colour as well as red one in order to allow camouflage opportunities with clay mountains in the background.
The smuggling has caused major problems for US military personnel. A Mr. James complained that gunpowder is stolen and replaced with niswar, causing the guns' aim to be wobbly. The smuggled goods are said to cost the US Army $1 billion per month.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Amir Liaquat back on GEO

The main "antagonist" in the video "Real face of Amir Liaquat" has returned to GEO TV once again. Liaquat started off from GEO in 2002 but in 2010 he took over as Director of ARY TV. After leaving GEO, Liaquat  criticized the channel on numerous occasions. GEO has been equally critical of Liaquat which was evident from the fact that an ad of Meezan Cooking Oil featuring "Doctor sahab" was not allowed to air until Liaquat's portion was trimmed.
Then in 2011, after the infamous video leak, Liaquat went out and openly criticized GEO TV for character assassination. He also mentioned that it was his TRP that GEO was jealous of.
After such allegation, it was surprising to see Liaquat's face once again on GEO TV. Not only is he back, a whole video featuring Liaquat is being aired on GEO and its sister channels. 
Both Liaquat and GEO TV are to blame for the separation and reunion.