Categories: CommentWhites lies

White Lies

For all his talk of a muscular nationalism, the new prime minister didn’t let form get to him and received the call from the US Secretary of State, rather than let the latter’s counterpart, the Foreign Minister, take it.

The felicitation call is always from Head of government to head of government.

Matters were made worse with the two sides disagreeing on who said what.

Meanwhile, the new finance minister wasn’t exactly Mr Congeniality on his first visit to Q Block at the secretariat. He told an already demotivated staff at the finance division that they were incompetent and good for nothing. Ouch.

—————-

It isn’t just Zulfiqar Bukhari. Imran Khan and the PTI have quite a few moneyed patrons in the UK.

With the party coming into power, many of them thought they hit the motherlode. And quite a few of them wanted the key position of High Commission to the UK. The problem: the job required for them to be Pakistani citizens and none of them were willing to give up their British passport.

Though the post eventually went to a career Foreign Service diplomat, one of the moneybags had actually visited the High Commission, surveying it, imagining the premises as his soon to be quarters!

Apollo

For feedback, comments, suggestions and, most importantly, tips, contact us at whitelies@pakistantoday.com.pk

Disqus Comments Loading...
Share
Published by
Apollo

Recent Posts

Auction of PM House buffaloes ‘moo-ved’ to September 27

The buffaloes of Prime Minister’s House will be up for auction on September 27, media reports said on Thursday. A…

9 hours ago

Zardari says Youm-e-Ashur serves as lesson to fight against tyranny, oppression

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-Chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said that the teachings and philosophy of…

9 hours ago

Train-bicycle collision kills four children in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM: Four children were killed and two people were wounded when a train struck a cargo bicycle, widely used by Dutch…

9 hours ago

Faisal Raza Abidi booked for ‘derogatory remarks’ against CJP

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader Faisal Raza Abidi has landed himself in trouble again, this time for making…

10 hours ago

Saudi Arab to invest in mega oil city in Gwadar: report

Pakistan is expected to receive an economic package worth $8 billion from Saudi Arabia which includes investment in the port…

10 hours ago