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#Circumventing: How Pakistani comics spin troubles into punchlines.

The crowd exploded into laughter as Pakistani comedian Shehzad Ghias Shaikh threw them his final punchline, gripping the microphone as he roasted the dating app Tinder and traditional South Asian family matchmaking.

"I don't want an app to find me random girls to sleep with!" he cried.

"I want my mother to find me random girls to sleep with!"

Shaikh, 26, has just returned from New York and is trying to reinvigorate live comedy in Islamic Pakistan.

It's a difficult, sometimes dangerous quest.

Aside from the usual financial struggles and small audiences, Pakistani comedians face harsh blasphemy laws and a barrage of death threats if their jokes offend the wrong person.

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#UnopenBorder: Pakistani passport the worst for visa-free travel

Travelling abroad can be an arduous process, particularly if you’re a South Asian but positively horrendous if you are Pakistani. The Pakistani passport has been ranked third in a list of travel documents guaranteed to make the holder look like a headless chicken running between typists, consulates and visa facilitation …

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