Friday Nov 22, 2019
Pakistani chef Gulzar recorded a video in which he is hitting himself repeatedly over the head with a slipper, reacting to the government allowing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to fly abroad for medical treatment.
"I never comment on politics but today, I wanted to say something," he says in the beginning of the video. "I want to congratulate Nawaz Sharif on behalf of myself and millions of people as he got relief from the government."
Gulzar then pulls out a slipper and before hitting himself over the head with it repeatedly, says: "I wanted to express my happiness at the government and its institutions for giving relief to Nawaz. This is how I will celebrate my happiness--by hitting myself over the head repeatedly with this slipper."
Gulzar then states that he expects people who are in jails will also get instant relief like Nawaz and people who were committing suicide owing to inflation will also get justice.
"People who are selling their children will also get relief," he says, before hitting himself again with a slipper.
Gulzar then says that women who were selling their dignity to run their household will also get relief due to this.
"Those people who are victims at the hands of the police and who cannot do anything but pay bribes to free themselves or become paralyzed due to the injustices will hopefully also get relief," he says, hitting himself once again on the head with the same slipper.
He then ends the video by hitting himself twice over the head with the slipper again but not before he recites a verse from a song:-
"Mai khush hun, mere ansuuon pe na jana,
Mai deewaana, mai deewaana, mai deewaana"