One thing became abundantly clear at the swearing-in ceremony of President Asif Zardari. Punjab's two honchos, CM Shahbaz and Guv Taseer, barely acknowledge each other. An insider tells us that among the issues spoiling this relationship there is one that can be described as "the conveyance problem." It concerns an official aircraft and its ownership. Under the rules of business, it belongs to the S&GAD which comes under the CM. However years of Khaki top brass inhabitants in the governor house made some adjustments in the rules. Guv had priority claim on this carrier; the CM could have it if he was a good boy but if a CM asked he could actually get into trouble. However with Khakis back in their barracks and a civilian government in place, aircraft ownership is back with the CM. The latter can take off at the drop of a hat while Guv is required to put in a request with the S&GAD should he have the urge to fly. Bruised pride there may be but there is an available solution. Follow the lead of petro-dollar rich State of Alaska. Its governor and Republican vice president nominee Sarah Palin auctioned the official beach craft after she was elected guv and now takes commercial flights whenever required. That way she keeps in touch with the people she represents and at a fraction of the cost. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Word has it that seating arrangements at President Zardari's swearing in were rather unusual. The media was seated at a safe distance from our political elite, the cabinet members and their spouses and near and dear ones. No news hound would have the opportunity to spoil the day. Pen-pusher should know their place and their place, as revealed by the Presidency seating etiquette, is in the back rows right next to slogan-chanting Jialas. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Where is the Patriot top gun Rao Sikandar Iqbal who later merged his political skills with the Q-League? Word has it that after he lost the election and was not wooed by any party he returned to his original occupation - farming. Now what happened to his fellow Patriot, Faisal Saleh Hayat who followed the same political course but still won the election from Shahjewana. We hear that he is still a player in the game and much sought-after but he prefers to spend most of his time abroad. What is he scared of?