Thursday, November 27, 2008

The PPP Needs To Hire An Ad Agency

The PPP is dedicating the month of December to the memory of Benazir Bhutto, the government has already announced that the date of her death anniversary shall from henceforth be a public holiday, and that this year the month of December will be a month of mourning.

In addition to the mourning, the PPP has also decided to celebrate the life of Benazir Bhutto and are doing their utmost to highlight and fulfill 'her mission.' In lieu of this, the PPP Karachi Divisioin has hijacked a large number of billboards on Shahrah-e-Faisal, and posted their own advertisements / posters on them. The text on these billboards is truly baffling.

Take for example the billboard situated outside my office, which spans the entire width of Shahrah-e-Faisal (dimensions 10 feet high, 75 feet long).
It displays the photographs of Benazir, Qaim Ali Shah, ZAB, Random Man and President Zardari. The photographs are accompanied by the following slogan / poem / statement:

(left)
HOUSE OF GREATNESS, PEACE AND MODESTY
AN AMULET FOR THE DOWNTRODDEN
COMMISERATION FOR SUPPRESSED
...
(right)
WE NEED PAKISTAN (PRESIDENT ASIF ALI ZARDARI)
JOIN US
PAKISTAN PEOPLES PARTY
KARACHI DIVISION
...
What?

And they haven't just repeated the same message on all the billboards, they've put some real thought into this whole exercise and have come up with plenty of other novel, equally absurd statements.

3 comments:

Ahsan said...

"Amulet"? I didn't even know what the hell that meant until right now.

By the way, I have a bunch of links (primarily sent by readers) on the PPP and what they're doing with BB's legacy; your post has inspired me to get off my ass and perhaps write one myself.

Majaz said...

Oh I'm so glad someone said something about that hideous thing! It glares at your face everytime you want to pass that busy road!

How can I not puke everytime I see Asif Ali Zardari's face and the word modesty in the same periphery!??!

Khizzy said...

you missed "Samar Tine to the powerless or poor"

all this time i thought it was spelled Samaritan!
:)