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For everyone out there who is lamenting the fact that Dubya will soon bid adieu to Whitehouse and Jon Stewart will probably have to find another job, here is some good news on the gallactically stupid front. In Pakistan, we not only have a president who was declared demented by British doctors, but the PM and the rest of the cabinet is just as big a laugh if not bigger. The latest crazy to jump in is not a cabinet member but the “SISTER” of our esteemed prime minister.
It is recently discovered that Mrs Nargis Makhdoom, who is the sister of the PM and wife of the Additional Secretary of National Assembly, has gotten a letter head printed which says …. yeah exactly that – that she is the sister of the PM and wife of some additional secretary dude). Mrs. Makhdoom has gotten a ‘sifarshee’ letter drafted (going by the standard of English, I would say that the person who penned this masterpiece must have also written for Geo TV website) which basically ask the addressee to ‘give the holder of the letter a sympathetic hearing’ as the holder happens to be a ‘very special case’.
First of all, I am impressed with temerity of Mrs Makhdoom that she addressed this letter to an esteemed member of HEC (that’s Higher Education Commission for the uninitiated) and started it with the words “The Barer” which can be very misleading, especially it the ‘barer’ of the letter happens to be a young man and the member of HEC has a preference for strapping young lads.
I wonder how many such ‘very special cases’ she is patronizing? Going by the way she has a pre drafted letter and just changes the name of addressee and the sifarshee (a sifarshee is a person who gets ahead through special favors – one such example is pasted – through finding patrons at the right places and by killing meritocracy), there must have been quite a few ‘very special cases’ forwarded by the sister of the prime minister.
It is at times like this I feel that I have wasted my life studying and accumulating one degree after another and working my neck off, try to excel at what I do and still failing to get ahead in life. I could just live off the spoils of big brother and dear ol’ hubby. That’s what I call a charmed life!
Oh and I never knew that the word ‘anticipation’ was quantifiable.
Image courtesy: Ibrahim M. Khalil.
While going through various newspapers, I came across this gem in Daily Telegraph by our teenage Quaid-e-Awam.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Oxford student whose mother and the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in December, said:
“After the martyrdom of my mother I said that democracy was the best revenge – and today it was proved true.”
All I could think at the end of it was, “college education can only do so much.” If this is what he could have come up with after being raised by a Harvard educated mom and a high school drop out dad and spending a year in Oxford, then PM Yousuf Raza Gilani, who did his schooling in the city of saints Multan, is justified in speaking the way he does as mentioned here, here and here.
Actually, judiciously, basically, certainly, definitely and finally, Thank you.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani sahab has been mocked by this comedy site called 23/6 to no end. This comedy video condenses CNN’s show The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer into one minute. In this one minute episode, apnay Gilani sahab managed to get a few seconds and brought smile to many lips in his usual articulate manner.
This is priceless. The Friday Times reported this in their current issue and I thought it should be shared with everyone. PM Gillani is definitely turning into Dubya part 2.
Gillani sahib, in his infinite wisdom, when speaking to the press in Washington said that the majority of Pakistanis do not support terrorism and extremism. I am sure most Americans rolled their eyes at this.
He then went on to say that there were only a few ‘handpicked’ militants in Pakistan. Wrong.
He probably meant to say that there are only a ‘handful’ of militants in Pakistan.
So, after these elections, we chose a man who became a youtube legend (there are two entries of the same video with over 160,000 views) for groping – but hey, what red blooded Pakistani male would not do that?
The newly elected PM is a close relative of Peer Pagara who defines the word ‘establishment’ which also tells us how ‘independent’ the new PM will be.
Mr. Gillani is a human and he may have got carried away at that time. Or may be, what looked ‘boobie groping’ then could actually be ‘boobie guarding’ in that unruly crowd. We must give that benefit of doubt to our new ‘elected’ leader for the sake of JO QAUM APNAY LEADER KI IZZAT NAHEE KARTI… WHO AGAY NAHEE BADHTI!
Besides, who is a clean person in