Feb 17, 2008


Pakistani nerve will never fail to surprise me.

We won't do anything productive but we'll find enough brains to come up with slogans catchy enough to write on the back of buses, rickshaws, and in this case, schools.

Lo and behold. This is what was spotted on the wall of one of the schools in P.E.C.H.S.

On the big blue board, written in white is, "The first of its kind in Pakistan". Chances are ... if you have to write on the board of your school that you're the 'first of your kind' in Pakistan ... you're probably just fitting the stereotype in a slightly novel way.

Well, maybe they've got tiny elves and fairies and leprechauns that teach the kids their alif, baas and taas, but I don't think it's quite likely - since it seems like yet another bungalow-school that has opened up with inter-pass teachers and M.A. pass principals - or better yet, principals with B.A.s and fathers or husbands with M.A.s or a hefty bank balance that made them open the school in the first place.

I don't have any problem with gutsy advertising. I just have a problem with shooting off your mouth when you have got absolutely squat to prove for yourself.

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