Qissa Khawani bazaar
Our mole reports that the miserable-looking head honcho of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, also known as The Grouch, is actually fed up with The Great Khan and what he considers to be his “interference” in the affairs of the province. Stories of high officials being sent hither and tither on conflicting orders, from The Grouch on the one hand and The Khan on the other, are doing the rounds, but the excreta hit the fan when the former ordered his officers to report directly to him, bypassing the Chief Superior. This is because the CS is a direct appointment of The Great Khan, it is rumoured. Peshawar’s qissa khwans and the Qissa Khwani bazaar is also “garam” with other goss – that The Grouch has read out the riot act to the officials who ignore his orders and report to The Khan in Isloo. “They should get ready to get transferred”, he has apparently declared.
A fly on the wall of the last Discreet & Cautious Combat meeting informs us that The Man of Steel asked Canny some pertinent questions. He asked about the saga of the beheading of Indian soldiers on the Line of Control earlier this year and what to Canny’s mind was the explanation. Apparently, Canny said that his boys hadn’t done it. The Man of Steel accepted the statement at face value and went a step further. He said he wanted to know who had done it, and why, and he asked Canny to “fix responsibility.”
Cheek by jowl
Two great pillars of equity, one discharged and the other soon to be discharged, are said to be acting on the Biblical maxim, “Love Thy Neighbour”. This they have done by striking roots in a beautiful and upmarket locale of lush Lahore, on two large plots of land valued at nothing less than Rs 3 crore per kanal, cheek by jowl. We hear lovely villas are springing up on the said plots and the two pillars plan to co-exist side by side, living happily ever after.