Strategy Genius

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has summoned his close circle of advisors to discuss the on-going case, what is called “Panamagate” hearings in the Supreme Court.
The Prime Minister is seated at the head of conference table in the Prime Minsters Secretariat, nursing his glass of lassi as his inner circle troops in: Punjab Chief Minister and younger brother Shahbaz Sharif, followed by father-in-law of Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Asma Nawaz, and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, First Daughter Maryam Nawaz Safdar … err Maryam Nawaz, former federal Minister of Information, Broadcasting, and National Heritage Pervez Rashid, Pakistan Muslim League (N) Secretary General Danyal Aziz, and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan.
Soon Defense Minister Khawaja Asif and Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique join the group.
The Prime Minister starts the meeting, declaring that he is now on the third team of defense lawyers and still Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who is heading the larger bench hearing the case, has cautioned his lawyers that if they are unable to establish ownership of Minerva Financial Services Limited, the court would have to agree with Imran Khan’s lawyers’ claim that the flats had been bought between 1993-96, under the name of Maryam Nawaz, who was underage at the time.
Rana Sanaullah adds his word of wisdom, “Honorable Mian Sahib, unfortunately now we don’t have Mushahid Husain Sahib in our team. We all know what good lesson he taught the Supreme Court when they issued you a contempt of court notice in your Hudaibia Paper Mills case!”
The Prime Minister agrees, “Yes, unfortunately the Chaudhries have snapped our real hero.”
Khawaja Saad Rafique interjects, “If I was the lawyer for our beloved Prime Minister, I would only say that famous date ‘November 28, 1997,’ and you can imagine how scared these judges would be.”
Maryam Nawaz has another suggestion for his father, “Why can’t we borrow Senator Mushahid for the duration of this case?”
The ever-pleasing Danyal Aziz chimes in, “Indeed Maryam Bibi has a capital idea! A check makes a world of a difference. We all know how Mushahid Sahib loves checks. And we have our Khawaja Asif, the home of world-famous hockey sticks. He can obtain the sturdiest sticks to deal with these self-important judges.”
“Dar Sahib,” the Prime Minister nods toward his finance chief, “How can a person who has no offshore account deliver justice or even hear a case revolving around offshore accounts. Isn’t this like asking a dentist to do heart surgery?”
Rana Sanaullah, stands applauding. “Mian Sahib is great. Exactly. We should announce now that we will not accept such decisions. And my suggestion is that when we make this announcement Senator Mushahid should be present on the stage. These self-important judges should know that Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif is only prime minister in the world coming in for the third time.”
The Prime Minister orders another glass of lassi and gives his opinion, “You know that my dear brother Asif Zardari is a genius. We will always remember how brilliantly he secured NRO – even Mandela was surprised that he called it the National Reconciliation Order!
“I am thinking of engineering an NRO. I don’t need to go to my brother for consultation. His golden example is before us all.
“First, I will go myself to meet with King Salman and present him with houbara hunting licenses for his entire royal family. Then I will request him to get the Saroor Palace refurnished for our family.
“Upon my return, I am meeting with Gen. Qamar Bajwa. I will ask him to stage a coup, and send me to Saudi Arabia, but without making any agreement like Mushrraf said he had made with me. And you know the natural result will be that Supreme Court case will end. But before everything, I will make an agreement with Gen. Bajwa that three months before June 2018, he will issue me an NRO and I will return home and win the election and set a new world record of being fourth time prime minister of Pakistan.”
Rana Sanaullah, Danyal Aziz, and Khwaja Saad Rafiq arise and clap in unison, declaring, “Our Mian Sahib is GREAT.”
Danyal Aziz further adds, “Our Mian Sahib will be in the Guinness Book of World Records.”
Nawaz Sharif, all smiles, asks, “Whenever, I am in London, I am seeing advertisements that say Guinness is a drink. Some people are saying it is beer, and some saying it is something else. Whatever, but can a beer company do publishing too?”
The ever erudite Shahbaz Sharif interjects, “Bhaijan, just like our company is making steel, sugar, poultry, and milk, Guinness can also do publishing.
“Whatever the case, our Mian Sahib name will be in the world’s most famous book; and Imran Khan will be left crying with his Panama papers,” he guffaws.
The entire meeting breaks into wild cheers and the Prime Minister orders lassi for all present.

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