Fake Degrees: The Best Commentary Of All

Posted on July 18, 2010
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Law & Justice, Politics, Society
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Adil Najam

I must confess that I am fascinated by the outrage over the outrage over the outrage that was the fake degrees.

Our own position on the issue is clear. While we do not agree that ‘a degree is a degree is a degree.’ We do very much believe that ‘a lie is a lie is a lie.’ The fact that you get away with a big lie is no reason to argue that you should also be allowed to get away with a small lie. Let’s catch the ones we can and set the examples we can so that the pressure also mounts on stopping the big lies.

The outrage over the outrage over the outrage is fascinating, but also silly. Those involved, on either side, seem to care little about either degrees or about lying – they just get their kick from being outraged. So if their daily dose of outrage comes from fake degrees for a few weeks, so be it. Who cares which side of the outrage they are on!

And that, dear readers, why I think this wonderful old song by Shamshad Begum and Mukesh is the most meaningful commentary on the fake degree issue I have heard yet. Someone should do a nice video on this with the fake degree wallahs, and soon.

Thank you Naveed Riaz for sending us the link.

23 responses to “Fake Degrees: The Best Commentary Of All”

  1. siyasi aadmi says:

    Gr8 find.

    BTW, Geo TV picked it up and has started playing it.

    No wonder they follow TP !

    One of the best examples where prominent Pakistani Bloggers are influencing the Electronic Media.

  2. Basheer says:

    Really nice find. Nothng to comment except to say how lovely the song was and how hasb-i-haal. As if it were written for our very own fake degree crisis.

    Wonderful how the lady finally resolved it :-)

  3. Ghiasuddin says:

    Funniest thing I have seen in a long long time.

  4. Wadood says:

    What a great song and how appropriate. Seems like it was written for today.

    Did not realize at the beginning that the video portion is actually NOT of this song but of a different song. Must say whoever did it mixing did well to put those videos in. Good job.

  5. Ch. Aslam says:

    Excellent find.

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