Thursday, August 5, 2010

As If Fake Degrees Were Not Enough

So Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani goes to Mianwali and distributes cheques to affectees of the recent floods there at a medical relief camp. Except, the medical relief camp is fake - it was hastily established in a school for the sole purpose of the photo-op for the PM - and so are the 'affectees', lying on charpoys as if they were patients. Talk about chutzpah! The whole thing was dreamed up by the local administration to make the prime minister feel all warm and fuzzy. I have a feeling he won't be feeling so warm and fuzzy now. Kudos to the Geo team that caught it all on tape.

Here's the report (apologies for the quality, I couldn't find an original upload on the net, will replace when it's up):



Or if you really must see better quality visuals, you can go here and wait for the news item to come up during the bulletin (it comes in around 29:26). Incidentally, Geo later on did a mash-up of the news report with clips from the Indian film Munnabhai MBBS in which a fake hospital is established at a dhobi ghat for a visiting dignitary.

7 comments:

Shahid said...

In defence of the PM, he could not visit the areas the day before due to bad weather.

Here's the news report concerned:- http://thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=254721

Mackers said...

5000 rupees for a less than hour-long acting gig. Pakistani thespians are moving up in the world.

Anonymous said...

@Mackers I think the checks were fake too.

Anonymous said...

why the hell is he wearing a jacket?

Sohaib Athar said...

The PM probably didn't want to get mobbed by visiting the real affected areas

Natasha said...

I hate the way bollywood songs are played on pakistani news channels but it was funny how geo played up the news item using the Munna bhai scenes .

Mamu Gilani

Fake Degrees said...

Nice video....