(Disclaimer: this is a work of fiction. Learn to take a joke; you’ll live longer.)
Some heartwarming news in the racially charged atmosphere in the country.
Inspector Saleem Hassan, the SHO of the Mughalpura Police Station in Lahore has allowed Fayaz Yousafzai, a Pashtun student, to keep his cell phone with him in his jail cell so he can watch the anti-racial-profiling Pashtun sit-in in Islamabad, which is in its 7th day.
“It was supposed to be a normal drill,” said Inspector Hassan. “You know, just go to the local tea stall and listen to the accents. So we pick up this kid, but right when we were putting them in the lock-up, I thought he’s just a poor kid. Sure, we will haul him up because it’s the responsible thing to do, but we’ll let him keep his mobile phone.”
“He’s been glued to it, watching the video of some grand gathering of his kind in Islamabad.”
“I am thankful to the SHO,” said Yousafzai, a second-year industrial and manufacturing engineering interprovincial quota student over at UET, Lahore. “He specially asked the constables not to go easy on me. A welcome break from the usual methodology where they ask you questions and then slap you when you try to answer.”
“I was free in my jail cell to watch all the fiery speeches of our leaders, who were very passionately speaking out against the racial profiling by the military, para-military and police forces of the Pashtuns.”