Where in the rest of the world the morning shows or the talk shows are dedicated to educate the viewers who watch them by having a purpose or a message that needs to be conveyed, sadly, in our country Pakistan, the morning shows are only being used & have been dedicated to the purpose of getting the already married couples married, making the dusky beauties conscious of their complexion, showing how the Pakistani ladies can beat goras by using different products/machines & to the certain mindless activities that the celebrities are forced to attempt in order to grab ratings.
Well, all the points mentioned above are not a secret anymore & everyone is well aware of the fact as to where do our morning shows stand when it comes to intelligence, purpose & message. I do however agree that the hosts of these morning shows end up facing the brunt for something which is usually a team effort & has been designed & complied by the entire team but at certain times, these hosts do prove a point of how they are not suitable to be seated in the host’s seat as with that seat comes a greater responsibility.
On May 20th, 2016, Good Morning Pakistan; a morning show hosted by Nida Yasir was dedicated to the celebration of 400 episodes of Bulbulay. Having followed Bulbulay on & off sparked an interest & I gave this episode of Good Morning Pakistan a go because I wanted to hear the stories that the cast might have to share regarding their journey. The rest of the episode was good but what shocked & left me in disbelief were the first few minutes of this episode which were dedicated to the Engineering Students of National University of Science & Technology (NUST) & their amazing project.
Abdul Aleem & Mohammad Shariq Waqar; the students of NUST were invited to Good Morning Pakistan to talk about the very first “Electric Formula Racing Car” that they along with other 17 group members have created, which also happens to be the very first Electric F1 Car that has ever been made in Pakistan. These students will not only be representing Pakistan in FSAE Competition that is going to be held in Lincoln, NE, USA this year in June, they also happen to be the one & only team participating & representing the continent of Asia as well. *hats off*
Where I do believe that the entire show should’ve been dedicated to these students for such a huge achievement, they were clearly treated as an afterthought because guess what, the 400 episode mark of Bulbulay is more important & bigger than the very first Electric Formula Racing Car of Pakistan, right? Well, coming to my point, where I was ecstatic to see the students talk about their amazing creation, I was left speechless when I saw the way Nida Yasir conducted their interview, in which she left no stone unturned to make it evident that she had no idea what a Formula Racing Car is, what she was asking & what the students were talking about. During their introduction, which was written on a cue card, which again shows how she wasn’t prepared for this at all, she ended up saying that they were taking a ‘formula’ of the racing car to the competition, followed by a series of questions that made it clear that she actually didn’t know what a thing named ‘Formula’ Racing Car is. That wasn’t the only mistake that Nida Yasir made, she also ended up asking how many people could be seated in the car to which the students clearly responded that just because it was a ‘Formula’ Racing Car, only 1 person could operate it, to which her response was that oh may be because it was their first ‘car’, they made a small one as a tester. Yep!