Treading on thin ice
Rumour has it that No 1 met a group of technocrats the other day and the talk was all about the flailing economy. Predictably, the conversation morphed into a discussion of the government’s incompetence. No 1 apparently confessed that he had addressed the same issue with The Great Khan and asked him to change horses. To which he apparently responded, how would you like it if I asked you to switch commanders? The Khan is treading on thin ice.
So, the demand was not only for a shake up at Takht Lahore and at Gandhara, but also in The Great Khan’s inner sanctum. Yes, “they” have asked for the removal of The Khan’s namesake who runs his office. But don’t they know that their Khan can’t move an inch without his Khan? In fact, Isloo’s wags say the Khan’s Khan is actually the Primus Inter Pares. The band of mins who were given these tidings and asked to convey the same to their boss, got a cold reception. The Great Khan wasn’t having any of it, until A Sad Age told him that the concerns were “serious”. That gave The Khan some pause, but it was all water under the bridge shortly thereafter.
Oh dear! It seems The Great Khan’s selectors have their hands full with round-the-clock firefighting. The latest disaster that was averted after their intervention had to do with the NABbers calling The Man of Steel’s daughter to their headquarters for a hearing. The selectors picked up intel which left nothing to the imagination. The conquering heroine would certainly make an appearance at the NABbers’ place, but she would be accompanied by hundreds of party workers and impassioned supporters. The poor Punjab Poolce was deemed insufficient for such a situation so the Lone Rangers’ presence was sought. That gave the selectors pause, knowing that they would then be dragged into the fracas. So, without reference to The Great Khan we hear, they called off the NABbers and averted a disaster.