In a spectacular display of technical prowess, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif asked the crew making a presentation for him to turn off their PC and turn it back on again when the presentation team had started developing some problems.
“Do that,” said the PM, while making a plug-in-plug-out motion with his hands. “That will solve the problem, I think.”
“Restart it,” he repeated. “You should…you should restart the system.”
“This man is amazing,” said Dr Umar Saif, former Punjab IT Board chairman. “Just the way one finds out, through a chance encounter of his with German tourists, that he knows German.”
“In a similar manner, we have found out this hidden skill of his,” he said. “For a layperson to have the total knowledge of an IT professional is quite something. A Pakistani IT professional, that is.”
Postscript: For purposes of verification, your Dependent correspondent asked The Dependent IT manager whether it was sound advice. “Turn it off and on again,” said the IT manager before hanging up the phone.