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Venom Inc. This should not be held against me in a court of law as I solemnly declare that these are absolute lies, dirty whispers and wild speculation that I have heard while crawling in the dark power corridors of the creepy Capital. You will believe them at your own risk Shh...If you have venom to spill please don’t hesitate to share with us on our blog at www.thespokesman.pk

Plan to smuggle Mush out?

Something is definitely cooking to get Pervaiz Musharraf out of the country before the new government comes in. The biggest indication is that the case about the Judges detention has been withdrawn by the petitioner, Ch. Aslam Ghumman. It is yet to be seen if the courts will let the general loose after the withdrawal of the case. Many believe that the case may have morphed into a bigger monster.

The courts have implicated the General into a case which comes under the purview of a terrorist court, which is a crime against the state as opposed to a crime against the individual. And then this is not the only case that the general faces. It is the courts that have put him on the ECL and it is them who could bail him out. So far, the courts do not seem to have changed their mind. The establishment may be worried about his future. Even Nawaz Sharif, we are told, prefers that he should not be put into the trouble of having to prosecute him in a treason case as he professed in his election campaign. One, it may be political dangerous and put him in conflict with Rawalpindi too early. Two, He is said to be under pressure from the Saudis, the Americans, the Brits—even the Ukrainians, Somalians and what not—for letting him off the hook.

Meanwhile, the commando is having sleepless nights ever since Nawaz Sharif got his majority in the elections. Sehba Musharraf, we are told, even suggests that he should run away through Afghanistan if push comes to shove. If he could run away from the Supreme Court, why not through Afghanistan—she told him when he tried to pose as a brave heart.

Venom Inc. This should not be held against me in a court of law as I solemnly declare that these are absolute lies, dirty whispers and wild speculation that I have heard while crawling in the dark power corridors of the creepy Capital. You will believe them at your own risk Shh...If you have venom to spill please don’t hesitate to share with us on our blog at www.thespokesman.pk

 
Asif Zardari is re-thinking about his arrangement with the PML (Q).
The electoral arrangement between the two does not favour PPP. Or so is the feeling in the PPP camp. You might see the bonhomie between the two breaking apart come the seat adjustment stage.
It has suited both parties to be allies so far. The PPP completed its five years easily because of the new coalition. The PML (Q) saved them from the MQM blackmailing.
The PML (Q) also enjoyed the fruits of power. As Nawaz Sharif was averse to their name, they did not have much choice either. The Chaudharies are unhappy as many PML stalwarts have defected to the PPP. The last knot that keeps the two together is the understanding on electoral alliance. It rests on the formula that each party will not contest on the seats won by the allies in the last elections.
But the PPP is now reconsidering its options. In the changing circumstances they see the formula as an obstacle in Punjab. The PML (Q)’s strength has weakened sharply—as it so happens to ‘tonga parties’ in the end. The Chaudharies are asking for more seat allocations than they can afford. The PPP think they have a better shot at winning on some seats. Secondly, they know that after the 18th amendment it will be the largest party that will be asked to form the government. Even if the PML (Q) wins, this will not be added to the PPP number in the initial count—hence giving advantage to the PML (N). So even if they could win only a few of these seats this would increase their own total in the larger game.
It’s just internal PPP thinking at this stage. We’ll see where it goes from here. If this happens, the poor Chaudharies will be left with no place to go. But then that’s politics.

Venom Inc. This should not be held against me in a court of law as I solemnly declare that these are absolute lies, dirty whispers and wild speculation that I have heard while crawling in the dark power corridors of the creepy Capital. You will believe them at your own risk Shh...If you have venom to spill please don’t hesitate to share with us on our blog at www.thespokesman.pk

A group of Pakistani parliamentarians were found eating pork in a Delhi hotel.

It was lunch time at a five star hotel in Delhi. A contingent of Pakistani Parliamentarians, who had missed breakfast because of travelling, virtually ‘wolfed’ upon the buffet menu. Almost six of them did not pay heed to the small menu tag describing the food as ‘pork ribs.’ This was largely because of the Pakistani habits where no one can imagine pork to be served, even to foreigners.

The meat-loving portly members from Punjab, another from Karachi, and yet another ‘religious-type’ from Khyber Pashtunkwa, found the pork ribs particularly delicious. A journalist who joined the table in the last had noticed the pork ribs in the menu. But by the time he joined the parliamentarians, they were in the middle of their lunch, particularly relishing the ribs. “Hey, why don’t you try the ribs; they are the best,” one parliamentarian was quick to point out to the journalist. Another one from Pakpattan, eating the ribs the Punjabi way, using hands instead of the cutlery, also recommended them highly to the journalist. The religious-type went a step ahead, pointing out that he could not imagine that “the banias would have such quality of meat; believe me I come from a tribe of meat-guzzlers and I have never tasted meat as this one; Vow man.”

The journalist kept quiet, thinking that he should not spoil their fun and the meal. The warning stage had passed; the damage was done. Also, knowing the culture he feared that the parliamentarians, if told, might puke in public. Which, of course, they did when told later in the afternoon. Two of them rushed to the washroom to cleanse themselves of the haraam meat. But at least one of them had the guts to admit that “Soor it may be, the damn thing was tasty,” he said while requesting, “please don’t ever say that I said that.” The journalists never did. Did he?

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A group of Pakistani parliamentarians were found eating pork in a Delhi hotel.

It was lunch time at a five star hotel in Delhi. A contingent of Pakistani Parliamentarians, who had missed breakfast because of travelling, virtually ‘wolfed’ upon the buffet menu. Almost six of them did not pay heed to the small menu tag describing the food as ‘pork ribs.’ This was largely because of the Pakistani habits where no one can imagine pork to be served, even to foreigners.

The meat-loving portly members from Punjab, another from Karachi, and yet another ‘religious-type’ from Khyber Pashtunkwa, found the pork ribs particularly delicious. A journalist who joined the table in the last had noticed the pork ribs in the menu. But by the time he joined the parliamentarians, they were in the middle of their lunch, particularly relishing the ribs. “Hey, why don’t you try the ribs; they are the best,” one parliamentarian was quick to point out to the journalist. Another one from Pakpattan, eating the ribs the Punjabi way, using hands instead of the cutlery, also recommended them highly to the journalist. The religious-type went a step ahead, pointing out that he could not imagine that “the banias would have such quality of meat; believe me I come from a tribe of meat-guzzlers and I have never tasted meat as this one; Vow man.”

The journalist kept quiet, thinking that he should not spoil their fun and the meal. The warning stage had passed; the damage was done. Also, knowing the culture he feared that the parliamentarians, if told, might puke in public. Which, of course, they did when told later in the afternoon. Two of them rushed to the washroom to cleanse themselves of the haraam meat. But at least one of them had the guts to admit that “Soor it may be, the damn thing was tasty,” he said while requesting, “please don’t ever say that I said that.” The journalists never did. Did he?

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Venom Inc. This should not be held against me in a court of law as I solemnly declare that these are absolute lies, dirty whispers and wild speculation that I have heard while crawling in the dark power corridors of the creepy Capital. You will believe them at your own risk Shh...If you have venom to spill please don’t hesitate to share with us on our blog at www.thespokesman.pk

There is no end to the dramatics of Abido-Zahid. Television viewers were grateful that the PPP Senator was away from talk shows because of his alleged resignation. Children slept better, hypertensive men and pregnant women were less in danger.
But then all good things have to come to an end. Alas! FRA is back. Sheshnag checked that only this time he kissed the feet of Bilawal Bhutto instead of his father. Trust FRA, lots of rhetoric was articulated, tears were shed and finally he swore on the Holy Book that never again would he say stupid things after indulging in the holy water. His holiness Bilawal was actually taken aback. He was exposed to a few shades of maverick jiyalas but this one was a little too much. He put up with the blabber for some time. His Urdu tutor Bari Mian was not around so he felt scared at one stage. The Abido-Zahid theatrics went on and on. 
Panicked, he called his dad asking him what to do. The dad asked the Chairman Bilawal to take a sniff at his mouth. It was again the holy water. Some mothers do have ’em.

Venom Inc. This should not be held against me in a court of law as I solemnly declare that these are absolute lies, dirty whispers and wild speculation that I have heard while crawling in the dark power corridors of the creepy Capital. You will believe them at your own risk Shh...If you have venom to spill please don’t hesitate to share with us on our blog at www.thespokesman.pk

 

Maulana Fazlur Rehman may have lost his magic touch that kept him always go up and up. He might have reached his pinnacle and from here onwards there is just one way—down.
In Balochistan, his party already stand divided. They are out of power ever since the Balochistan Assembly got suspended. The Maulanas who have become filthy rich by staying in power for 25 years out of the last 27. They had piled up enough money from commissions made through development funds which were to be used in the elections. And then they had got the chosen people posted in their constituencies to look after them during the elections. The Governor’s rule has everything upset. 
Their chosen people are being changed. This time the Maulanas needed them more as their rival Mahmood Khan Achakzai’s Pashtunklhwa Party was contesting elections. That’s the woeful story of Balochistan.
Things are equally bad in Khyber Pashtunkhwa and the Fata. There is no chance of the establishment-backed MMA that got them the government in 2002. Jamaat-i-Islami remains as estranged as ever. Alone, they have little chance of improvement. And then Imran Khan is eating out their stronghold in Fata and Dera Ismael Khan—the fatty Maulana’s home seat.
He is not being given importance either by Nawaz Sharif or Asif Zardari. Nobody is giving him any leverage in provincial caretaker set-up. The hatred of Imran Khan and that new Barelvi on the block-Qadri, let’s not talk about it. As if this was not enough, even dear old Taliban are staying away from him. Remember they named Jamaat-i-Islami as their guarantor and not him. He can’t go to London, Paris or Washington lest somebody might just bump him off or send to Gwantanamo. Saudi Arabia is keeping a distance because of the Americans and the old sponsors Qaddafi and Saddam are dead.
The only way left to get prominent, he thinks, is to request Mussarrat Shaheen to contest elections against him once again. Anybody knows her phone No.shh... 

Venom Inc. This should not be held against me in a court of law as I solemnly declare that these are absolute lies, dirty whispers and wild speculation that I have heard while crawling in the dark power corridors of the creepy Capital. You will believe them at your own risk Shh...If you have venom to spill please don’t hesitate to share with us on our blog at www.thespokesman.pk

 

That Shah Mahmood is in trouble may be the understatement of the year. Life could not have been worse for the Multani baby-face politician who had never seen defeat in his life. And when things go bad, they really go bad. 
It all started when he talked to this sooth-sayer, Gorha Saeen. He prophesized that he would beat the fame of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto if he stood his ground. For a minute he doubted that but then he looked himself in the mirror. There he was—fairer than Bollywood cousin, Saif Ali Khan, more handsome than Shahrukh, suave and polished as Bhutto. And then his hair, they all say he looks like Richard Gere. He thinks it’s Gere who looks like him. He was rich, famous, intelligent and then the Pir of his shrine. His devotees come from as far as Sindh, bare feet, to pay him nazaranas, he hates it, clinched filthy fists. Yes, his voice may be a little husky but that’s sexy. Isn’t it, he asked himself in front of the mirror. Gorha Saeen was so right.
Bingo! He gave that ‘Nisho’ performance in attacking the government, Asif Zardari, Uncle Sam and every other Sheeda, Meeda who came in the way. But then he lost his Foreign Ministry, his party, his National Assembly seat, his reputation and, a heart-breaker, his friendship with Hillary Clinton. 
The situation could have been salvaged if he had joined Nawaz Sharif. But Gorha Saeen forced him to join Imran Khan and that too in the great plains of Ghotki where the first war of Mahabharat was fought. Again, after initial pampering, he is now ignored in the party. He was always seated next to King Khan but now this Baghi- My-Foot is given preference. Jahangir Tareen, with a piggy-bagged Asad Omar, continues to lure him away in his jet. 
Worse, he is losing his political base in Multan. There is problem in both the constituencies he was considering to contest. It was a mistake to resign from the Assembly. It was a blunder to stay out of the bye-elections on his seat. Voters have this strange way of making new alignments. This has allowed Musa Gilani to create his own niche, even breaking away many Qureshi allies.  He has lost PPP support and is opposed by the PML (N). He is not sure that the fake Baaghi will also support him in what he thinks as his own Makhdoom Rashid constituency. 
The electoral situation is equally bad in the second Multan urban seat. His own brother is likely to contest against him from a PPP ticket. It’s so pathetic. Even the mirror is showing a blurred picture now. Sigh.
Cousin Saif Ali khan is doing so well in India; getting married to Kareena Kapoor and all. Here I am losing Hillary also. And to top it all, that idiot has run away. My devotees say that he was last time seen around Hina Rabbani Khar. Women! Akkhh.

The power of the tele

As elections come closer, different political parties are competing with each other to make media strategies. Robust media cells have been formed in every party; with huge amounts of money being kept aside for when D-day nears. We hear about all kinds of media buying. A few anchors are even asking for money openly. The going rate for 'programme selling'--a new concept where the anchor gives the choice of guests, mode of discussion and topic to the bidder, is one million rupees for mainstream news channels. 
If you want a series of programmes, the rate is obviously going to be different. And if you want to book the anchor for the entire season, that too is possible but it costs a fortune. 
But money is no issue with political parties, particularly for the ones in power. They have already set aside huge chunks from government funds as the Chaudharies did the last time.
By the way the very company that the Chaudhary used against the PPP now works for the PPP. And this happened before the Chaudharies joined the PPP camp. Recently a senior bureaucrat in Punjab has been transferred on the charges of taking kickbacks in a media campaign. A local and national channel in Lahore are being pumped against the Sharifs in an attempt to isolate them in the public's eye so close to election date.
A lot is happening on this front. The buying of smaller channels to contents to anchors--even owners. Sheshnag will keep you informed on this.
But the latest to enter the fray is nobody else than our Man for Interior. He announced the other day in public that he is bringing his DM TV to Pakistan. That should be an interesting development, especially so close to the elections. 

PTI FM—who?


The formulation of PTI shadow Cabinet should be a big issue. Imran Khan the Prime Minister is not an issue. No controversy on the self-professed Finance Minister Asad Umer also. Jahangir Tareen will prefer Commerce this time so he could handle sugar policy directly—even cousin Hamayun Akhtar on this slot in the Musharraf government messed it up. Javed Hashmi wants his Health Ministry back so that he could once again distribute free Viagra samples. He did try to register the drug here but Mian Sahib was either too conservative or too potent—thanks to payas. Ayla Malik will be a good Information Minister as Shafqat Mahmood is sick of pampering journos all the time.
The issue is the Foreign Ministry. There are just too many candidates in the party. Shah Mahmood Qureshi has all the credentials as he left the Ministry to join the party. Sardar Assef thinks he developed good relations with the CIA and could help the party deal with the estranged Americans. Remember they got the Khan stopped at the airport in Canada. Khursheed Kasuri says he will commit suicide if not given the job—even if he loses the Kasur constituency. 
He has spent a million rupees on his new imported wardrobe of five-piece suits. He thinks he is the most well-dressed person after Quaid-i- Azam in Pakistan.  All of them got united to conspire against another candidate—Shireen Mazari. It was so easy. They just have to press a few wrong buttons for her to leave, as always, huffing and puffing.   
Let's wait and see who'll end up wearing the crown in the end. Shhh.......

The duo’s hold

The PTI is getting dividing into new alignments. Earlier , it was divided into the camps of the old and new. The new division is between the ‘haves-and have-nots.’ The have-nots are of course the huge fan base of masses that the party and its chief have developed over the years. There is a sizeable middle class followers who also side with them. The elite is of course represented by the feudals such as Shah Mahmood Qureshi. The Corporate sharks are represented by Asad Umer and the agro-industrial combo rests with Mr Tareen. 
Lately, however it is the Tareen-Asad duo that has become the symbol of anti-status quo leanings of the PTI. Both hang out together and Imran gets to travel with them a lot on Tareen’s private jet. Sheshnag is told they have developed a considerable influence on the Khan. This makes the ‘revolutionaries’ in the PTI nervous. Also, the duo represents the elite and the monopolists in this country. Since the duo is also responsible for the policy-making, nothing ‘revolutionary’ is expected to come out of them.
Sheshnag hears lots of bad things about them from PTI buffs. Some are jealous of them because of their influence on the Khan; others are scared that they might drag away the party from its goals. Still others hate them because of their snooty attitude. Both Javed Hashmi and Shah Mahmood have a problem with them. We hear Hashmi has actually complained about them to the Khan.
Sheshnag hears that they have become active on the media front also. They have cultivated a TV rating honcho from Karachi. But the honcho is pampered less for the party and more for their own projection. Money speaks. Sshhh..
 
Ayla—Mom-in-law
Could you imagine the young looking Ayla Malik as a mom-in-law. Well that’s true. Her daughter Neha got married to Omer last night at a who’s-who wedding reception. The whole cream of the PTI was there. So was the rest of the elite. Poor Ayla was found explaining, more than necessary, that she got married too young. Don’t worry, Ayla, you don’t look that old. Mubarak tumhain khushi ka yay samaa. 

Financial wizard — really?

 
The future Finance Minister of the PTI government, which they are sure is around the corner, may not be as good in finance as he pretends. This is not about the great economic plan that he has given, which is basically a plagiarized form of the World Bank/IMF conditions.  The sort of conditions that they thrust upon us every time we go to them begging for loans. And this is also not about the fact that he did not give any plan about revamping the biggest chunk in our budget—you got it—defence.
This is about his financial credentials. His main boast was that he was the best-paid biggest financial manager of one of the country’s biggest fertilizer firm.
Last time Sheshnag checked out with his former company it turned out he left a long trail of financial failure. He landed the company into $2 billion financial investment that has no scope of recovery. In simple words he got them to invest on fertilizer to be made from gas without realizing what even a child knows in Pakistan—we don’t have enough natural gas.
So if this is the way he is going to run Pakistan—God save us.
He will tell you that it was because of A to Z that the company was not being given natural gas. There may be some truth in it. But he should have seen that if he was so smart in the field that he now aspires to join—politics.
It’s almost a Shaukat Aziz re-do. He was involved in Citi Bank’s money laundering in a big way. Before the Bank threw him out, he got the once in a life time opportunity to become Pakistan’s Prime Minister. Told you the PTI is a life –saver. Shhh...

Big wigs safe from bad Mithai


Recently at an official Milad ceremony around thirty students, out of the many who attended the event, turned up sick from food poisoning at the local government hospital. The real mystery is why the poor students were served substandard food whereas the political VIPs who graced the occasion, from Fazlul Rehman and Farooq Sattar to Ishaq 
Dar and Iftikhar Hussain, went home hale and hearty. It has been learnt that the food, along with the spurious 'mithai' which is suspected to be the cause of pain, was ordered from a small vendor in Rawalpindi. But most likely that vendor was to cater to the 'lower strata' of the audiences which bore the brunt of the low quality meal. Shh...

It was the wig, damn it 

 

The mystery over Chaudhary Nisar’s leaving the PML (N)-led opposition rally to the Election Commission right in the middle stands solved. It created quite a hullaballoo in the political and media circles.

The opposition parties were angry that, after a fiery speech before the cameras, he left them in the lurch. Others got encouraged by his abstention and also left. This reduced the rally to less than half and virtually sabotaged it. In the end nobody knew who was leading it.

Everybody jumped to his or her own conclusion about his reasons for doing that. Hamid Mir thought it was because of the rift in the party. After Riaz Malik, he cannot tolerate his candidate in Rawalpindi changed.  Khawaja Asif refused to clear the doubts and looked obviously tense when Nisar’s name was mentioned.

Others speculated that he got a call from Rawalpindi. The Election Commission was after all a constitutional office and its sanctity was at its stake. Others said he was ordered by Nawaz Sharif. He was not consulted in the first place and did not want this to me used as a pretext for the election postponement. Still others blamed it on MQM’s Bashir Loola langra who threatened him in a serious way. A political pundit went as far as speculating that he got a request from the Americans. From Fakhru to Kashmala to Manmohan Singh—everybody was accused of using his or her influence in making him leave. But it’s all crap.

Sheshnag has finally got it. Elementary: he did that because of rain. Remember he wears a wig. What if it had washed away in rain; what if he was caught by the cameras like that; what if Meera had seen him bald. Next time Hamid Mir spins his yarn, consult  Sheshnag. Shhh..

 

AZ confidence 

Does anybody know why the man on the Hill is so confident about his bright prospects in the next elections. He knows that Rawalpindi will play a role in case of a coalition government, which seems to be the way the electoral race is headed.

Did anybody notice that AZ recently cleared all the names suggested by Rawalpindi  for envoys.  This despite the fact that they asked for two more than their quota. The Foreign office is fuming at it but what goes of his father. The boots can’t have a more obliging Man on the Hill. This after a long list of saying yes to their demands. Even the playmate HH was sacrificed at their alter. You understand the reasons for his confidence.

 

Venom Inc. This should not be held against me in a court of law as I solemnly declare that these are absolute lies, dirty whispers and wild speculation that I have heard while crawling in the dark power corridors of the creepy Capital. You will believe them at your own risk.If you have venom to share please do that by sending us at the end of the page, Shh….

Golf—The Jesus way

Buffs at Army golf club in Rawalpindi are quite upset over the shenanigans of the Big Chief. He disturbs the entire course by teeing-off from Hole Five that is close to his house instead of starting from Hole One. This disrupts the entire sequences as golfers in queue have to wait for their turn. “This spoils the fun,” a bunch of serving and retired khakis were heard sulking in a cigar lounge.

They say earlier Chiefs like Kakar and Janjua always waited in the queue for their turn. Even the otherwise brash Mushy would not spoil the spirit in the name of security. Petty as it is to judge a person from his golf but this small habit says something big about the Chief: He aint the one to follow rules. Anybody intrigued whether he will seek another extension should have reasons to worry? May be not.  To understand the headline one needs to either be a non-khaki or fan of the TV series 'Newsroom’ Shh…

Raja- Murshad tension?

A rattler friend says the tension between Raja Rental and Murshad Gillani is still not over. Murshad was naturally piqued that he was strategically thrown out for standing up to the courts. He could have been the face of the PPP in the next elections. It’s not just the loss of that beautiful mansion on the Hill, the power and perks, the MNAship—not even the TV damsels he liked to take on official tours—it’s the ban of five years that kills him. It’s worse than jail. When it came to Raja’s turn all that standing-up crap was set aside. He surrendered like a Niazi and yet he sleeps in the same bed that still retains the holy fragrance of Murshad Pak—hopefully alone. And then he had the gall to change all his henchmen—particularly the ones who offered biggest nazranas. This was just too much. He left the Presidency and went back to his Multan home. At one stage he actually thought to disclose a few dark secrets. But A-to-Z turned up at his door and made him cool off. Murshad is now reconciled but it’s not over. The party is clearly divided between two camps. Murshad scored a big victory when he got his cousin, the Makhdoom of Rahimyar Khan, as Punjab Governor. But as long as Raja sleeps in the holy fragrant bed he'll always have more cards up his sleeve. Sheeshnag will keep you informed about Raja’s next move. This could be about the rot iron lady who wielded maximum power under Murshad Saeen. Shh..

 

Love at first sight 

The most talked-about engagement in the creepy Capital: PML-Q’s Mushahid Hussain’s son and ANP’s Afrasiab Khattak’s daughter are engaged to be married. The two met in a local gym and Sheeshnaag vouches it was love at first sight.

The two families could not have been different. Mushahid, a Lahori Shia Syed and Afrasiab, a Pashtun Sunni Khattak. Both may have traversed antipodal political trajectories. Mushahid has always been on the right side of the establishment and Afrasiab on the opposite end.

But then love is blind and transcends such petty divisions. But will this marriage of hearts also become a marriage of new political alliances? Will Afrasiab woo Mushahid towards liberal politics or will Mushahid drag Afrasiab towards the establishment?  Sheeshnaag suggests that the young couple keep such politics out of their love knot. Shh….

 

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