The inauguration ceremony of Mr Asif Zardari's formal investiture at the Presidency to be held on Tuesday evening, apart from the jiyalas lucky to be invited, will be the gathering, representing top notches from a cross-section of society. Interestingly enough, those desperate to get the invitations include some of AZ's avowed adversaries who remained busy digging deep in his past and suggested that he would not shoo-in the coveted slot. Isn't it clever of them to jump right in front of the long "come-collect-your-invitations" queue? Perhaps it's time for them to bid adieu to their association to the military rule and turn themselves into lover of democracy. * * * * * * * * * * Military rule or democracy. There are always people who work behind-the-scenes to broker deals between political adversaries. If in the past it was Iqbal Z. Ahmad who played a pivotal role in bringing the late Benazir Bhutto and General Musharraf closer to each other, now it is a property tycoon doing a sort of fence-mending between the PPP and the PML-N's top leaderships. Evidence: he was the only person present when Mr Zardari and Mian Nawaz Sharif met in Islamabad on August 5, made some promises with Holy Quran in front of them and had the agreement sealed. It was decided to keep secret what they had agreed. But then there was a breach of trust. Ishaq Dar who was not around was later seeking clarifications on the issue of reinstating the deposed judges on the basis of the agreement to which he was not privy.