After yesterday’s reports where the ISI had been handed over to the Ministry of Interior for ‘one whole day’ and then at 3am early Sunday morning the Prime Ministers office issues a clarification saying that [oops sorry] ‘it was result of a misunderstanding‘, truly one gets a feeling for a moment that the ISI was indeed spared from the wrath of Rehman Malik.
If it were a scene from Saturday Night Live, I’d have a rolling fit of laughter watching Rehman Malik,on set having gutts to hijack the ISI from the iron clad grip of veteran Army general for a whole day and as the curtains draw to a close he quietly hands it back to the Army almost as if to say with pearly innocent eye ‘oops sorry, it was just a joke’. To make the joke seem a little more realistic he even had Asif Zardari chime in from Dubai justifying the development saying that ‘this move was to save Army from bad name day‘ and ‘a strong Army with non-political command was the need of the time‘. While all this dram was being played out on the SNL set you could have almost picturised an irritated & fuming bunch of army generals standing in the bleachers watching the duo [Rehman Malik and Asif Zardari] make chicken noodle out of this cruel joke.
Seriously, are we supposed to laugh, this is the second time Rehman Malik has been involved in a 24-hour flip flopping joke the first one in early May when he allegedly fooled the NWFP Chief Minster into delaying the bye-elections, while this latest trick with the ISI will go down into history books as yet another blooper for Rehman Malik.
While we sit around worry about the crushing economy, Heckle & Jeckle [Zardari and Rehman Malik] are busy making fools out of us while there are ongoing reports of millions being swindled by this duo and their accomplices. God Save our Country