If ever there was an example of skewed priorities, this is it. While temperatures soar and people suffer the ravages of heat and thirst, the AC of Kharan, Balochistan, has sent the following notification to the area’s barbers and hairdressers: “You are warned not to design beards or make patterns on facial hair. This is forbidden by all religious scholars. Only plain beards are allowed, without designs. Stiff fines will be imposed on those who violate this order”. The order is copied to the DC of Kharan, the DPO, tehsildar and Major Risaldar!
Grave problem indeed!
A Saudi family therapist has offered advice on how to “beat your wife”. Strangely, the gent is sitting in a verdant forest, far from the Land of Sand. “This issue is a thorny one”, he concedes, “…husbands must learn to deal with disobedience … first advise her about your rights and her obligations … then (if she doesn’t listen), forsake her … stay in the marital room but turn your back on her … when it comes to beating, remember that the aim is to discipline, not vent your anger … she should not be beaten with a rod but with a twig … not with a rope but with a handkerchief … and then some wives also beat their husbands … this is unfortunately because they want to lead a life of equality with their husbands … this is a grave problem”. Indeed!
Pox on both houses
While The Man of Steel’s partisans are trying to compel the Supreme Adjudicators to let off pressure, The Great Khan is hoping for disqualification on both sides. He’s said it’ll be a small price to pay for The Man’s debarment and privately, he’s hoping for a reprieve from public politics and its burdens which he hates. Meanwhile, as predicted, a mass exodus from the late lamented Big Ben’s party is underway, en route to The Khan.