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“There is much excitement within the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) ranks after the press conference of DG ISPR because he said that they are not involved in politics and the movement reckons if the army is not engaged then a vote of no confidence is doable – very doable….”

“And affordable – say two million dollars per turncoat – that makes around 20 million dollars for Punjab and another 20 to 30 million dollars in the centre (the rate is higher – say 3 million dollars) so a total of around 50 million dollars – 20 million dollars is petty cash for the Sharifs and the Zardaris and 10 million dollars payable by the senior leadership….”

“Hmmmmm but they have never opened their own purse strings ever…”

“The stakes are much higher this time – but the PML-N needs someone other than Maryam Nawaz who is kind of naive and does not realize that the dragon approach doesn’t always work.”

“Hey Saint George killed the dragon, cut off its head and…”

“Right but the question is who is Saint George?”

“The narrative of Saint George and the dragon is rather interesting - the dragon used to demand human sacrifices and Saint George slew the dragon and married the princess who was the offering that day and…….”

“And all lived happily ever after, but you reckon the princess in this case is Maryam Nawaz but that is a no, no, she is married and is a grandmother besides who is Saint George? The Maulana because it certainly isn’t the much retired Captain Safdar….”

“Don’t be silly, Maryam doesn’t think she is the princess, but St George and…”

“So who is the princess? The Maulana?”

“You are getting rather irritating, what I wanted to say was that Maryam may think she is St George while some other individual or entity may reckon the title is theirs and…”

“But given that Maryam Nawaz is spewing fire and brimstone I reckon she is the dragon and…”

“Oh for Pete’s sake, she reckons she is the savior.”

“OK so she is St George as per her own narrative then who do you think she reckons is the dragon?”

“If you don’t know that by now then shut up.”

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