Thursday, August 25, 2005
Daddy, Could you buy me a Porsche?
According to recent reports over one-third of the population of Pakistan is inadequately fed, clothed and housed. Worse still poverty – especially in the rural areas – is believed to be increasing rather than decreasing.
So using desi logic it comes as no surprise to learn that that the German luxury sports car maker Porsche has announced that it will start selling cars in Pakistan in 2006.
It makes abundant sense that some spolit prat - son of some extremely corrupt businessman / bureaucrat / feudal / military officer - should drive around on our potholed streets flashing his father’s ill-gained wealth.
Nothing could be more in tune with the values of Pakistan's moneyed elite.