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In a path-breaking discovery today, Indian authorities realized that Pakistan has a population of zero.
"We asked them for 20 people to be handed over to us, who we believe are directly involved in planning and orchestrating terror attacks on India, but the Pakistan Authorities refused this on the grounds that they are not in Pakistan. They have refused to acknowledge the existence of another 300000 people whose names we had forwarded as a test case. The point is, going by statistical estimates, the only inference once can make is that no one lives in Pakistan", said a senior Indian government official, who requested anonymity because he feared he might lose his job. "The world might think we have lost our mind"
This reporter pointed out that the official census figure in 1998 was 132,352,279, including Dawood Ibrahim.
"Where did all these people disappear?", we asked.
The official admitted to being puzzled.
"We are as yet unable to form a firm conclusion but research indicates that they are either doing construction work in the Middle East or living as illegals in America. Except President Zardari, who is in America quite legally, giving interviews to Larry King.", he said
"What are we going to do about this?" asked our reporter, known for his very sharp questioning technique.
"We would love to bomb them flat, which they shouldn't mind especially since nobody lives there, but the Americans have told us to be patient.", he remarked
On being asked to clarify, he revealed that the Indian and US authorities had been having talks.
"It is not time yet", Condoleeza Rice has told our PM. "We will tell them not to do this again. They will never be able to disobey our commands."
The ill-informed Indian Public is a problem, however. They seem to have formed the opinion, one wonders how, that this had been said before and nothing has happened. They are baying for action.
Sometimes one wonders about the publics blatant disregard for diplomatic propriety