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Partly Facetious: Our Prime Minister is so unique

"The PM has said..."

"Who? The Potato Man?"

"That is extremely disrespectful my friend and let me assure you that you are one lucky journalist that Rehman Malik is not the Interior Minister, remember the guy had decreed that anyone who was disrespectful of his party Chairman Asif Ali Zardari in the social media he/she would face stern action..."

"Hey, when I vote for any party I don't take away my right to criticise the party leader."

"Tell the party loyalists that!"

"Why should I?"

"Because they are the ones who legislate you stupid fellow. Parliament is supreme, it can legislate that all those with beards should be arrested and..."

"Well, those with beards do get more attention at airports and while entering sensitive areas and need I add this is evident in other countries as well; but parliament is not supreme; it is the constitution that protects the rights of you and me."

"Man you are so full of it but think for a minute: how many party leaders sport a beard, and those who do how many have been issued visas for say the US?"

"Oh you are bad."

"Anyway the PM, and I am referring to the Prime Minister most respectfully, has called yet another all-party conference because agreements in the first APC were challenged by several politicians including Zardari sahib..."

"Leave the only man with a PhD in politics alone..."

"His PhD degree is being recalled by the people who awarded it to him!"

"I wasn't aware Sheikh Rashid retracted on anything, however ridiculous or however inane or however..."

"What is this, a contest on how many synonyms you can come up with?"

"Well, at the time Zardari sahib was in the presidency I would always caution those who awarded him the PhD that it's easy to have politicians flock to your doorstep when one is the lead in the federal government, didn't Sheikh Rashid also visit him, but not so easy when you have control over only Sindh government."

"So by your logic there should be a clamour amongst politicians to join the PML-N but I don't see that happening."

"Ah, the incumbent PM is...is unique."


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