Volunteers needed!

A private organisation is arranging a visit of Bollywood stars in Karachi. For this purpose, it requires volunteers to escort the movie stars to and from different venues. The requirements are:
– Must be fluent in English
– Posses a pleasant personality
– Previous relevant experience (e.g. volunteernig for Expo) will be an added advantage
– Must be free for 3 days, 24-26th June 2006

Both girls and boys are encouraged to apply.

Please direct your personal details to sig-pk@mensa.org

33 Comments so far

  1. Anathema (unregistered) on June 5th, 2006 @ 4:33 pm

    maybe giving names of the stars would elicit a prompt response from the readers :P.

    are ash (for the boys), kunal kapoor, aamir khan… blah blah coming?

    =D. this really would help with our decision ;)

  2. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on June 5th, 2006 @ 4:50 pm

    Hey Khurram, you know who to reserve me for!! ;)

    I think I should apply for my leave now

  3. nocturnal (unregistered) on June 5th, 2006 @ 6:58 pm

    who’s got time to do this, i wonder. Can’t one spend his/her time in some other constructive work and leave this thing for bodygurad cum professional escorts.

    who wants to volunteer himself/herself for three days to work with any chritable trust.

    If anyone is interested plz contact your nearest EDHI CENTRE or other charitable organization.

    No requirements at all, just call into your local centre.


  4. misha (unregistered) on June 5th, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

    Bollywood and Mensa? Two things I would not have guessed could ever mix.

  5. TEE BEE (unregistered) on June 5th, 2006 @ 8:49 pm

    well said Nocturnal…..people need to realize more important things in life rather than trying to turning their fantasies into reality of hanging out with bollywood stars….

  6. yo yo (unregistered) on June 5th, 2006 @ 8:55 pm

    They must be “MOVIE Extra people” not STARs…Real bollywood stars don’t need volunteer escorts.

  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 12:21 am

    They must be “MOVIE Extra people” not STARs…Real bollywood stars don’t need volunteer escorts

    or say they dont give a shit to Pakistan or pakistanis.Remember Feroz Khan?Why one would like to serve such people who could say any crap against Pakistan.

    Please dont talk about Indo-Pak relationship.when they dont give a damn to such friendship then why we?Admit that they re rival.

    Watch latest crap from India.Fanaa by Amer Khan.An anti-Kashmiri movie.Our mighty Pakistani channels like Geo and ary dont get tried by singing praises of their stars and label them as Hamara Salman or

  8. Concerned (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 1:36 am

    I dont care whos coming but please if you are going to volunteer your time do it for something that helps the country, not a bunch of over paid morally corupt people who dont care about you or your country.

  9. wasiq (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 3:13 am

    finally somebody has accepted today they were living in a dream thankGod.

    @MISHA you have earned the exemption….congratulations!

  10. xia (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 8:40 am

    This post is so gay

  11. Adnan (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 9:51 am

    Concerned, well said!
    BTW,what happened wit EarthQuake relief activities.What HELPPAKISTAN doing these days?

  12. Checkmate (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 3:17 pm

    No thanks i am bust that night. i would rather fall from a 10 storey building and land with my eyelid on a nail than go and escort the dim wits of bollywood.
    i would only be there if Shabana Azmi was coming.

  13. Adnan (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 3:40 pm

    i would only be there if Shabana Azmi was coming.

    And what if she acts like feroz khan?

  14. Original-Anon (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 4:46 pm

    Feroze Khan spoke some bitter truths.

  15. huma (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 6:17 pm

    Shabana Azmi visited Pakistan earlier this year, and I don’t remember her making such comments. Of course, alcohol can do bad bad things to you :)

  16. Kumail (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 8:30 pm

    the only truth to come out of feroze khans diatribe is the fact that India and Pakistan are two seperate countries who share some common elements in their culture but are different in several other areas.
    In my brief foray in the foreign lands where Pakistanis co-exist amicably with Indians, I have found that the reason for this is the very realization of seperate identity. We are seperate people from seperate nations. However, I have found that the muslims from India feel that its somewhat of a duty for them to put Pakistan down. Maybe being a minority in a country they call home some how makes it neccesary for them to earn some brownie points with the majority. As happened in the case after Feroze Khan disrepected not only our nation but the people around him as well.
    As for volunteering for Bollywood – folks – get a LIFE – seriously there was a dude up there who said he is takng days of from work to volunteer – that is the most ridiculous thing i have heard to date.

  17. rafey (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 11:41 pm

    well what the hell y r they askin for local peoples ….I think itz only because the peoples comin from bollywood r not that famous they r just u know non famous….what else could it be

  18. al khan (unregistered) on June 7th, 2006 @ 2:22 am

    What a ridiculous request….Why should karachites take time out to slave for these people? In any case, if they really are “stars” -then surely they should have their own chamche to slave for them – if they dont – then it is the responsibility of this so called ‘private organsation’ to provide them with willing slaves.

  19. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 7th, 2006 @ 9:55 am

    I dont say he said something wrong but his attitude was offensive.What if Meera or Adnan Sami behaves like that?I know they won’t.Not becuase they are ummm some paki loving guys its just they have to earn money.

    @Huma:yes she didnt but that couple or i say the whole family is not so different than feroz khan either.Remember Lakshiya movie by farhan akhter?And there was a GEO transmission from Mumbai and Karachi where these guys were sitting in mumbai studio.Jawed was pretty harsh and didnt accept that movies like Border,Lakshiya woudnt help to build a bridge between Hindustan and Pakistan.
    BTW,i have no hope and willingness to have friendship with India.I have come out of imaginary world.

  20. Checkmate (unregistered) on June 7th, 2006 @ 10:31 am

    Feroz Khan is a sick, alcoholic who has made it his lifes mission to exploit women in his pathetic, artistically barren movies. You can judge how egotistical he is by his movies. In each movie the other hero dies of and he is left courting his woman!

  21. Zain (unregistered) on June 7th, 2006 @ 12:35 pm

    Poor soul Khurram Farooq!! Why on earth he posted this?

  22. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 7th, 2006 @ 12:57 pm

    You can judge how egotistical he is by his movies. In each movie the other hero dies of and he is left courting his woman!

    hahaa,i was not fan of his movies.I just watched “dharmata”? for which kishore sang “terey chehrey me wo jadu”

    p.s:I am die hard fan of kishore kumar!!

  23. nonnie (unregistered) on June 9th, 2006 @ 3:48 am

    Everyone is not Feroz Khan. Feroz did say the bitter truth but thats the pot calling the kettle black. India has the same human rights abuses if not more than Pak. the same problems that plague our society plague Indian scociety. Feroz is a drunk sad old man. His only claim to fame of late is his comments in Lahore. It is up to the younger generations to bridge this gap to come together and say we are all one. We are all brothers and sisters from the same mother.

  24. Danish Mukhtar (unregistered) on June 11th, 2006 @ 11:20 am

    Hello Karachi i’m take a singing plz my help

  25. Danish Mukhtar (unregistered) on June 11th, 2006 @ 11:22 am

    Hello Karachi i’m take a singing plz my help
    give me a 1 chance,plz

  26. bakpakchik (unregistered) on June 14th, 2006 @ 12:12 pm

    I read this post and my first response was “Wow! How refreshing! What a great chance for some youngs kids to meet with working professionals from across the border. It’ll be interesting to see how the ‘stars’ will fare with unexperienced guides/escorts: they’ll definitely get a fresh perspective on things. Not just on the city nd what too see here, but they’ll also take back good memories of Karachi.”

    And then I read the comments people have pasted here and I have no regrets in saying that the decision I made when I decided never to come back to Pakistan was well-made: the country is full of self-righteous people who will see the negative in everythin except their own selves.

    When you people say it’s the politicians that have dragged down this country, you are wrong. It’s people like you that have.

    People who might not do anything constructive themselves, but will shoot down anybody who attempts to do anything remotely constructive.

    What’s wrong with showing some guests around? isn’t that what these people will be: guests?

    Or will your opinion be different if these people weren’t Indinas? Or movie stars? Or both?

    What a sorry bunch of petty people you all are.

  27. Concerned (unregistered) on June 15th, 2006 @ 6:47 pm

    @BAKPAKCHIK I am sure, no one has any problem with the visitors being indians, they have a problem with the visitors being from Bollywood.

    If they were proper professionals who wanted some assisstance, I would be the first one there but people whose only talent is how well they can dance in front of the camera are not welcome (at least by us). And the farther our youth stays away from them the better.

    Also someone who has decided never to come back to Pakistan has no right to be here and say anything about how Pakistanis deal with issues in their own country.

  28. Checkmate (unregistered) on June 16th, 2006 @ 2:38 pm

    @bakpakchik: you know what has really brought down this country. The people who were too scared, lazy, selfish to stay in this country and fix the problems. Don’t sit on distant shores and preach to us. It is very easy to sit in a different country and then trash your homeland. We live, breathe, work,cry, die, laugh, and survive in this country. So you and your escapist attitute can stay where it is.

  29. bakpakchik (unregistered) on June 18th, 2006 @ 10:56 am

    @ concerned:

    Don’t you think it is a little prejudiced of you to think that actors are not “proper professionals”.

    How many actors do you know in real life? How much do you know of the hard work that goes into a dance sequence that seems all happy-happy-joy-joy to you?

    People do different things for a living. What makes you think that pushing papers around a desk all day makes someone better than someone else who’s earning a living through performing?

    And my decision to stay away from Pakistan does not take away my right to say what I feel, because my Green Passport – and everything else that comes with it – has sadly been a part of my life for quite a few years.

  30. bakpakchik (unregistered) on June 18th, 2006 @ 10:59 am


    It really makes me laugh when people like you get on their high horse of self-righteousness.

    Do you have any idea what kind of people founded the nation called Pakistan? Were they not people who were (quoting you) too scared, lazy, selfish to stay in this country and fix the problems (unquote)?

    If they didn’t have an ounce of patriotism, then why should I?

    Why didn’t they stay in Mother India and fix it? Why did they tear it into three parts – of which,by the way, India is the most successful and respected.

    My “escapist attitude” is the legacy of the likes of Jinnah and Iqbal.

  31. Concerned (unregistered) on June 18th, 2006 @ 9:33 pm

    @Bakpakchik, You dont seem like a happy person, why do u insist on dissing Pakistan. I am not going into history and all, but I would prefer if you would stop saying stuff against Jinnah and Iqbal. If you dont want to come back, dont! But please if you cannot say anything constructive then just dont say anything.

    If you notice I am against bollywood, this is because of moral issues. I guess trying dump my moral values on others is not right but hey thats how I am and I will stand by my comment about our youth being better off without bollywood.

  32. nocturnal (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 6:16 am


    pakchick said:

    My “escapist attitude” is the legacy of the likes of Jinnah and Iqbal.

    thats so true your escapist attitude is the legacy of those great leaders.







  33. Mariam (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2006 @ 9:05 am

    Why didn’t they stay in Mother India and fix it? Why did they tear it into three parts – of which,by the way, India is the most successful and respected.

    Kiddo to you Bakpakchik. Partition should’ve avoided as it didn’t solved anything but created more problems for minority in whole sub continent. There are numerous problems in India before partition but time had showed us two nation theory has buffed in 1971. Now This thing hasn’t stopped everyone in Pakistan is crying for equal treatment. Now how many divisions can one have to satisfy everyone?

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