The story goes that recently when COAS General Parvez Kayani gave his briefing to the PM in the presence of Main Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sahrif, Asif Zardari and Asfandyar Wali, the occasion visibly moved the former PM. Insiders say that as NS walked into the PM House, he seemed to be reliving the moments when he was arrested and handcuffed in these very corridors and led away by men in uniform to a cramped prison cell. And perhaps he was also savouring the moment of his vindication. Who knows but insiders say the emotions were writ large on the face. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * It is no secret that Ishaq Dar, our brand new Finance Minister, has been painting a dismal picture of Pakistan's economy. But surprisingly it is not Shaukat Aziz or the Man on the Hill that seemed to be objecting to his doom and gloom rhetoric. Apparently last week while in Washington, Dar was warned by World Bank bigwigs that such talk was a repellent for the international donor agencies. It could also prove suicidal for the future of the Investment bonds Pakistan is trying to float to resuscitate the economy. The penny dropped and on the next hop, New York, Dar's tune had changed rather dramatically. The cup was half full not half empty. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * One minute you are brand Sindhi, the next you are a registered Punjabi and an MNA to boot. The miracle happened to none other than the daughter of a former caretaker info minister who is a thorough bred Karachite. Apparently leading up to the general election not sure of its prospects in Sindh our very own Q-League was made to nominate this lady for a reserved women's seat on the Punjab quota. Never mind if a few facts and addresses had to be rearranged. This minor editing is in the interest of inter-provincial harmony and the larger good of the nation.