Thursday, July 5, 2012

Firdous Ashiq Awan’s hips do lie

One fine morning, Firdous Aashiq Awan woke up. She gathered courage and her sprawling hips to leave her bed. She went straight to washroom and squatted on the toilet. Thinking about how good is President Zardari’s rule for Pakistan and the charming nature of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gillani, and the similarity between the size of her teeth and that of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, she pulled her abdominal muscles to excrete.
Since there was not much on her mind that day, she decided to reminiscence her childhood. After showering the toilet’s walls with shower, she decided to have a little more fun. She started showering her stool only to find an intact pill in it.
The initial curiosity ended when it occurred to her that she had taken a similar pill last night for hypertension. Later it occurred to her that she had studied medicine and was once a doctor. The latest thought was shattered by another thought which reminded her that one of her ministry heads Pakistan’s drug regulating authority.
She took the pill out and called her federal secretary. The secretary was not only sympathetic, but he also acted as if the pill had been recovered from his own stool. Drug inspectors were directed to collect samples of that particular medicine from various cities. The company was also told about the prospective legal action against it. The company had two main reasons to worry: first many companies are facing drug related charges and secondly the complaint was from a federal minister.
The company was amused at the complaint. What the federal minister - who studied medicines for five years and heads the country’s drug regulatory authority - thought was a faulty pill was in fact standard mode of procedure for that pill.
The company replied that the beauty of the process involving the pill is that it comes out in stool after releasing its contents in the large intestine. The company showed the leaflet supplied with the medicine which also cited the same fact.
Now wonder the level of incompetence in Pakistan where a doctor heads drug regulatory authority manned by drug inspectors and chemists. They all failed to read the medicine’s leaflet before embarking on a roller coaster ride against the medicine manufacturer.The story was reported in Express Tribune.


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  2. At first I thought you were trying to make fun of her, but lo and behold this is indeed the truth. LMAO

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