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April 15, 2010

Or: What The Ghostly Express Tribune Op-Ed Writer Head Shots Tell Us About Them

Wajahat Khan

Furrowed brow and mouth slightly agape indicate journo was interrupted in the middle of some very important discussion, likely on the media or Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Bald head plus goatee indicates seriousness of intent. Perfectly straddles the line of “highly concerned – slightly annoyed” that all Op-Ed writers must to be taken seriously.

Omar Bilal Akhtar

Pensive. Likely to come under undue criticism due to nature as musician / counter culture-ish person. Likely to be defended by tremendously unfunny asshat.

Sami Shah

Tremendously unfunny asshat.

Faiza S. Khan

Likely to eat your children for breakfast. Hair will stay perfectly coiffed. Tongue persistently venomous.

Dr. Rubina Saigol

Has already eaten your children for breakfast, and now hungers.

Salman Masood

Younger version of Wajahat Khan. Does not need to replace cranial hair with the facial variety yet. Tightly pursed lips indicate secrets just dying to get out.

Kamran Shahid

With hair like that, who needs to actually be good at writing columns?

Meekal Ahmad

Alright, now, who’s the funny guy? Who let an old into the Express Tribune?

(All photographs courtesy of Express Tribune, which all jokes aside actually seems to be shaping up into a decent newspaper. Please don’t sue me.)

14 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2010 11:10 am

    Brilliant!! Love it!! May your black wings make you soar!

  2. April 15, 2010 11:32 am


  3. April 15, 2010 11:46 am

    Very fine indeed. Mood Uplifting…:)

  4. Omar R Quraishi permalink
    April 15, 2010 11:53 am


    hey why dont you write for us — get in touch with me at

    • Sac permalink
      April 25, 2010 9:37 pm

      They have come for your soul. Sell it!

  5. April 15, 2010 11:58 am

    Who are you kala kawa?

  6. April 15, 2010 12:06 pm

    Absolutely hilarious! I hope they get the hint and change those images up.

  7. April 15, 2010 6:12 pm

    Hahaha,loved the Kamran Shahid take! Fillum isstar!

  8. Maliha Hasan permalink
    April 15, 2010 8:34 pm

    rolling on the floor laughing!

  9. April 15, 2010 11:12 pm

    i had come here to commend your youtube choice – the naheed akhtar song.

    but this is insanely good. and i love that wajahat was the first to comment. hahahaha!

    there are few people in pakistan who can be creative despite, or even because of their media obsession. you are a credit to our nation.

  10. Natasha permalink
    April 16, 2010 2:48 pm

    That is so cruel .

    but funny.

    Poor women.

  11. Fatima Ali Khan permalink
    April 17, 2010 11:00 am

    hehehe! dis is so bloody awesome!!

  12. Jalal permalink
    April 18, 2010 7:06 am

    rockstar-lol @ eats children for breakfast!cruelly insane!

  13. July 19, 2010 9:01 pm

    Somehow the Express Tribune site reminds me of The Onion … dunno why!

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