Why is Dr Babar Awan, once a close associate of President Zardari, seen more often than not in the PM's company? When the PM came to Lahore this week the doctor was there to greet him. Earlier, when the PM went to Multan, his home constituency, the good doctor was there to welcome him. In fact, when the PM went to Kabul the doctor was also there to shadow him. Why is Doctor Awan just an elbow away from the PM and at a safe distance from the President? Some say the doctor has sensed the shifting power base and decided to make his adjustment. Others think that the doctor(?) may be keeping an eye on the PM, for a friend of course. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Word has it that Black Coat leaders have been inundated with calls from once ardent supporters. The question being asked: why is "someone" not exercising the suo moto option this time in the matter of a constitutional violation in the case of a recent "Agreement"? We hear that Black Coats are feeling the heat and trying to duck charges with a typical response "We are trying to put our own house in order first." * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * It is supreme irony that the Saudi King sent the same plane to fetch General (retd) Musharraf to the Holy land which was sent for the Sharifs almost a decade ago to take them into permanent exile. Apparently the plane which took Mian Nawaz to London a few years later to meet his ailing son dropped the General to London. Rumour has it that it is a one-way ticket for the former Supremo.