Present day politicians remind me of a story from Kalila Wa Dimna, which I read half a century ago in my boyhood. ‘The Three Fish is’ the title of the story. First one wise, second one clever and third one stupid. They were living in a pond, one day the wise one heard some people talking that they would fill the pond tomorrow and erect some building over it. The wise fish without telling the others left the pond and reached a stream nearby. Next day when people came to fill it the clever fish posed as dead. So they caught it and threw it out of the pond. She crawled and reached the nearby stream and saved her life. The stupid one tried but was caught and cooked.

We have leaders and in fact so many of them. I leave it to the imagination of the readers.


Islamabad, July 23.