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(Credit : BOZZ)

If this guest met such a treatment, imagine the rest of state of affairs yourself.

A function at the Sindh University witnessed an embarrassing scene when the chair of German Consul-General Hans-Joachim Kiderlen broke down under his weight. The German consul-general came to the Sindh University on Friday to attend the lecture of former Justice Dr Javed Iqbal on “The Meeting Point of Eastern and Western Thought and Culture”.

The pin drop silence of the audience was broken all of a sudden by a crashing sound of the falling down of the German consul-general as the loose and weak bottom plank of the newly fixed chair could not bear the weight of a slim person like Hans-Joachim Kiderlen and broke down.

It was revealed that the whole seating arrangement in the main auditorium hall of the Arts Faculty building has been fixed recently with new furniture costing several hundred thousands rupees. However, the quality and durability of the furniture has become questionable owing to its substandard material.

9 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 7:32 pm

    embarrassing incident ! furniture contractor and tender awarding committee should be hanged publicly…


  2. BoZz (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 7:54 pm

    MB how come the other one with the pic that you wrote never saw the daylight?


  3. Dee (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

    Well, I have to ask how many times this furnituare accident happened before? and then curse the contractors.Chairs do break so no need to put *Namak mirch* and exaggerate.
    Dee.


  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 10:07 pm

    scene when the chair of German Consul-General Hans-Joachim Kiderlen broke down under his weight.

    Yeah that was the meeting point of East and West.

    chalo kisi bahanay tu hum ney west ko “Neechay” Giraya,Kursi he sahe


  5. d0ct0r (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 11:10 pm

    it was embarrassing not for Consul-General but for pakistan….


  6. kidal (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 12:59 am

    Doctor, calm down man! Embarrassing for the whole nation? Public hangings?

    A chair broke and a diplomat fell. Embarrassing for the organizers and for the diplomat. No need to make it a national/international issue.

    Far worse things have happened. I remember recently some of our MPs were refused a visa to the US (or was it some European country) for an official visit. We are routinely humiliated just because of our religion (case in point: Yusuf Islam, Tariq Ramadan). Hell, a country has been invaded and its people are being exterminated as we speak. And you are making a big deal about this.


  7. d0ct0r (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 2:07 am

    “new furniture costing several hundred thousands rupees.”
    we just have a bad habit of spending huge amount of money in public institutions without any quality checks on work being done.. it simply goes down the drain .. when our road break down that road contractor should be brought to book,when any thing goes wrong ,who ever is responsible for that should be brought to book… we just sit back and say that road was meant to be broken,that chair was meant to be broken so whats the big deal.. simply award another tender and spend another zillion rupees of tax money without investigating why the work wasn’t done properly in first place


  8. d0ct0r (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 2:10 am

    and finally yea i think that contractors involved in substandard work should be hanged publicly…. nobody dares to waste public money on substandard work..


  9. MB (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 2:16 am

    @KIDAL:
    As it happens most of the times, few readers pick the real point. The issue wasn’t that the diplomat fell & chair broke. The real issue was this :

    It was revealed that the whole seating arrangement in the main auditorium hall of the Arts Faculty building has been fixed recently with new furniture costing several hundred thousands rupees

    @DOCTOR
    Hey hey hold on, i know you must be kidding right. There are other good topics to hang people on & please avoid extremism at least on this. We already have enough. You reserve the right to stress on it again.



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