Thursday, September 10, 2009

Incompetent Authority Ad of the Day

Have a look at this quarter page PAID paean in today's Dawn, from Sindh Minister for Local Government Agha Siraj Durrani to his boss, buddy and former jail-mate, President Asif Ali Zardari...

In case you can't read it, or have missed it, this is what the copy says:

"The leadership of Mr. Asif Ali Zardari has given a consistant (sic) solidarity (sic) and peaceful political system (sic) to the nation. He fought hard to defeat the dictatoriship (sic) and striyed (sic) to implement the demoratic (sic) systemi (sic) in the country. During the short period of 1 year (sic), he did his best efforts (sic) to eradicate mis-management, terrorism and economical (sic) crises across the country."
"Saluate (sic) to (sic) our Hero, to his dynamism and consistant (sic) nature."

Saluate to him indeed! I'm no longer upset that public money, OUR tax money, is once again being used for shameless, unnecessary chamchagiri. I'm just over the moon that, thank God, Mr Durrani did not mention his hero's achievements in education or in appointing competent ministers or proof-readers!


Salman Javaid said...

You own one cool blog man! Keep writing. :)

Hamza said...

This ad is incredible! When I first saw this, I thought this was a joke. I can't believe that the relevant government department couldn't use a simple spell check to correct all the errors here.

Also, I just stumbled upon this blog. Great job, everyone! This is smart, incisive and really well-written. Outside of Dawn, The Friday Times, Herald/Newsline, and the cccasional News op-ed piece, it's rare to find really good writing in the Pakistani print media. Keep up the good work!