Waqar Zaka has been’championing’ what caused Pakistani students to cancel their exams and is now shifting focus from threats to nominations.
Empowered by cheering teenagers and given the opportunity for a big cause, Zaka’s goal is Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood. The minister recently blocked Gibran Nasir, with Zaka expected to be on the next list.
Zaka, who had previously threatened Mahmood to “you will regret it”, now says he “La sora“. lasora is a plant called cordia myxa in English, and you’ve probably seen it as a pickle on a desi dinner table.
Mahmood has recently become a target of criticism and rudeness on the Internet and a target of anxious teenagers. Celebrities have told their students to stop being rude and cursed, but it can be a difficult command given the protagonist they are responsible for. They are children, but Waqar Zaka is not a child and he fully knows what he does. He wasn’t blinded by worries about the future, and he wasn’t stressed about the exam.
The kids on the Internet found that there was no problem with what Zaka said. They saw it as an adult on the internet. Most Pakistani students welcomed this because they don’t see it too often.
His words may seem rough and crappy, but he often harmonizes with youth who feel deprived and ignored. Students in the country think they will be ignored if they don’t erupt loudly and violently, as politically weak groups, groups that no one is with, groups that are not taken seriously.
This is someone who doesn’t feel ashamed of what he says because he’s not the one he started. Students from the country were already abused and insulted by the minister, and Zaka used their language to broadcast to his important followers.
But just because you’re a public figure doesn’t mean fooling your audience. Sometimes it means showing young followers and fans how to deal with people and situations in a civilized way. Be sure to file any court case you want, but don’t rely on insults. There is a better way to deal with this situation.