July 17, 2012
KARACHI: Two things I would like to say straight away. Both are basically the same, only in different languages.
The first is: “Once a cheat, always a cheat.”
The second: “Kuttay ki dum teri ki teri rahti hai.” (A dog’s tail can never be straightened).
And today Mubashar Luqman proved both proverbs correct. He proved he is a cheat and he proved he can never be straight.
I am referring to the promo that he is tweeting about and that ARY is so excited about. Indeed, for those who would not know about such things, the promo would be a bold and well thought out concept. It demonstrates stunning visuals and bold spoken lines.
It talks of Mubashar not being like others; being an individual who never gives up; one who strives for his rights and beliefs. He proclaims he is the voice of common man. And he proved that too. In fact he emphatically demonstrated he is very common, even his promo.
The promo is just about as genuine as Mubashar.
Check this out. It’s called I am an entrepreneur. You will find it on YouTube:
And then check out this:
But then what can one expect from a man whose interviews on his talk show were choreographed and pre-determined?
Mubashar is right though when he says in his promo: “My struggles will continue”.
I guess as long as he is hired by some channel or the other, so will ours.
(The views expressed by the writer are not necessarily those of JournalismPakistan.com)
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