Such Gup

Such Gup

Democracy project

Pessimists are predicting that Pakistan’s democracy project will make shipwreck if The Man of Steel’s party continues to wash its dirty linen in public. And if young Bill in unable to revitalise himself, let alone the grand old party of his grandfather and mother. And if the Quaid-e-Qiwam’s lieutenants go off on another tangent and split from their parent organisation.

The battle lines have been drawn. It’s Talented Bro vs KA (the latter accuses the former of interfering in his ministry; the former is obsessed with energy delivery and thinks K can’t meet deadlines). KA has the backing of The Man of Steel, indicating that the brothers are not on the same page on this one.

Re the late lamented Big Ben’s party, Bill’s appearance in Lahore did not lift spirits. To the contrary, ye olde jiyalas found the young man dispirited and downcast. There were few takers for their ticket in the forthcoming Local Bodies elections.

We all know that the Quaid-e-Qiwam’s blaring voice from across the seas has been silenced. Since nature abhors a vacuum, the Quaid’s former Karachi mayor et al are mobilising frantically to try and take over the party. The ex-mayor is currently resident in a Gulf Emirate, employed by Pakistan’s welfare-cum-property tycoon. Trying days ahead for Project Democracy.

Pick & choose

Our mole informs us that the khakis are still adhering to their pick and choose policy with regard to those who terrorise us. While some politicos have acquired a bad name for hobnobbing with them, when it came to it and the politicos asked what the khakis’ policy was regarding a pretty poisonous preacher, the message was loud and clear: “hands off!”


A District Police Officer in an area not far from Lahore is a braveheart if ever there was one. A few days ago, a legislator walked into the officer’s reception room with a proclaimed offender in tow, with a view to getting him off the hook. In contrast, when the officer recognised the offender, he reprimanded him and had his constables arrest him forthwith. The legislator was left stammering.