"I propose a resolution be passed in the national assembly awarding yet another honorary PhD degree to Zardari sahib."
"In what subject? He already has a PhD in politics."
"A PhD in psychology....and you know The Khanzadehs must acknowledge that they are paying a compliment to what they claim is Zardari sahib's strategy that compelled the army chief to directly call Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and pledge to investigate the matter and instead they are saying that they smell a rat..."
"You say tomato the English way and I say tomato the American way."
"Indeed but my question is why smell a rat when the location of the rat may not be in enemy camp if you know what I mean."
"Hmmm but you refer to Khanzadehs and I assume you mean The Khan's die hard supporters - but you know I still reckon that the jiyalas are the most diehard of all their counterparts in other parties because the Bhuttos, father and daughter, have not been on the scene for more than 12 years while Zardari sahib and his Zardis have been accused of untold corruption and kickbacks and whatnot and yet they are a political force to reckon with."
"What's the question?"
"Sorry I got carried away there. My question is what is the difference between The Khan's tigers and his Khanzadehs?"
"A tiger is a volunteer and the credit goes to Usman Dar for setting up a tiger force - a man who lost two elections to the man that The Khan hates more than the Maulana and I am referring to the khawaja with a small k - I mean you cant be a party member and be eligible for a capital letter..."
"Oh dear, there is no reason to be petty and..."
"Sorry anyway a Khanzadeh is a supporter who is a politician - now here a further distinction maybe made - there are some who are long term ideological supporters of The Khan and these are losing the biological battle..."
"Biological battle, the battle of the fittest but then there are those who are not ideologically sold on The Khan but survive again and again and again....and who sail in a migrant boat that unerringly finds the command ship in an armada.... "
"Don't be facetious."
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