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2016-07-22T22:40:33+05:30

A dishonourable killing Qandeel Baloch, 26, was Pakistan’s “first genuine social media star” with a million Facebook followers. Her in-your-face videos and ima­­ges, though, offended the patriarchal sentiments of many. Pru­des, for instance, squirmed at her pro­mise to strip and dance if Shahid Afr­­idi’s side won against India, and when she snuggled up to a maulvi for a selfie. Her rebel run ended with her brother, one of  11 siblings, strangling her to protect “family honour”.

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One-Down Batsman

An opening batsman doesn’t bowl a goo­gly unless he is a legspinning all-rounder, but “Sixer” Sidhu, no stranger to mixed met­aphors, has bowled the BJP around its legs by quitting the Rajya Sabha in less than three months. An unsigned press note spoke of “purpose [that] stands def­eated”, which critics saw as a ministerial post being denied in the cabinet reshuffle.

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