In Their Zeal of Painting

Posted on January 3, 2010
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Humor, Photo of the Day
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Owais Mughal

To avoid being victim of a street crime, Pakistanis have come up with a simple solution. Barriers are put across residential streets and security guards sit next to them.

But these new structures are also prime opportunities for advertising, voluntary or not.

I saw the chair shown above while walking in a neighborhood street and took this photo. It belongs to a security guard who sits next to a street security barrier.

The political party which has ‘monopoly of votes’ in this area – in their zeal of showing complete political superiority – also painted poor guard’s plastic chair in their party colors. From the choice of three colors done on this chair, one can easily tell which political party it is.

Should we be rest assured that painting the barriers and guard chairs in political party colors will keep bad guys away?

7 responses to “In Their Zeal of Painting”

  1. Daanish says:

    Talking about painting,I suggest we as Pakistanis start building a “Memorial Wall” with names of those citizen who lost their lives in our country with recent wave of terror.

    To “Salute our Citizens” as “We remember Them” for”Their Sacrifice of getting killed for being There”.

  2. Eidee Man says:

    “Should we be rest assured that painting the barriers and guard chairs in political party colors will keep bad guys away?”

    Only if the chair is painted in MQM colors. The MQM have done a very good job of instilling fear into the citizens of Karachi.

    I’m sure if you have a PTI chair, no vandal will think twice of the consequences!

  3. Adnan Siddiqi says:

    This chair was beautifully MQMized

  4. Umar Qureshi says:

    Actually, painting it in these colors will keep “some” bad guys away by telling them that this chair is “protected”.

  5. Baasim says:

    Yes, all the security blocks are great places to advertise on, since people slow down near them. In Rawalpindi a number of advertisers are using them as bill boards.

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