Thursday, April 16, 2009

Any Excuse Will Do

Have you ever bemoaned the stereotype of Punjabis as lazy, privileged sardars who expect everyone to do their dirty work for them? This story won't do anything to change the stereotype:

Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif halted all official business when a lizard appeared in his office, sources told Daily Times on Wednesday. They said Shahbaz had been in his office (7-Club Road, GOR-I) two days ago with several senior officials when a lizard appearing on the ceiling disrupted the purpose of the meeting. They said lower subordinates were directed to kill the lizard, adding that a CM’s Secretariat employee was sent to purchase insecticide. Normally, the comptrollers are responsible for ensuring a clean environment at the CM’s Secretariat. They said insecticides were sprayed on a daily basis at all senior officials’ offices. They said no enquiry against the authorities concerned had been initiated.


AKS said...

hahahaha. I bet the lizard was planted by Salman Taseer!

Also, I love how its the Daily Times that's chosen to cover this story.

Ahsan said...

This is truly brilliant.

zeyd said...

No enquiry? What's the point then?