Paan wala?


I came across this advertisement while on a visit to a clinic in Rehri Goth on Monday. I was quite surprised to see this since I’ve never come across such social public awareness messages in such simplified messaging. The question that gets me is what is it doing in Rehri Goth when it should be plastered around the city?

5 Comments so far

  1. Uzaib (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 8:04 pm

    Yes, I remember this and many other health promotion campaigns that were (and hopefully, still are) displayed at the clinic when I worked there last summer. the Community health services dept was doinga lot of work with the Rehri Goth community on substance abuse issues since a large % of the population is afflicted with the problem (more so than in urban areas).
    Perhaps there should be health warnings plastered around paan-walas so that people might start to think about it differently. Paan and Gutka are lifestyle choices, and the only thing that can control them is strong, aggressive moves by either our government or by public awareness campaigns. But nevertheless effective policy change is required for this sort of social change, otherwise health promotion and education campaigns are just powerless in reaching their goals.

  2. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 8:26 pm

    Goths and suburbs are the places where actually it is MANUFACTURED and used by maximum of people. Since the SINDH Govt put a ban and Area Police and Naib Nazims are Empoered to arrest the manufacturer and supplier, It is transported into the city via buses & mini buses. “GOODS” are collected by designated STOPs. Payment is transferred via same mode, the carriers are charged little as they get their supply free.

    All this stuff is sold to consumers, anyone like you and me if walk and ask for it, the cabin / stall holder will decline, saheb haam aysa saman nahi baychatay.

    :) Learned it outta Curiosity from a bus conductor / cleaner who i picked up to drop in Karachi Saeedabad when coming back from HUB.

  3. Balma (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 2:13 am

    Most of these ads are useless, because 80% population of Pakistan is illiterate and too dumb to even understand khopRi X danger sign.
    HAte to repeat it, cut down the population growth rate boys and girls.

  4. HITMAN (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

    BALMA, when r u going to have ur vasectomy done?

  5. Balma (unregistered) on June 30th, 2007 @ 3:04 am

    I will think about it when I have 2 or more kids.
    Besides, there are other options. Just Googlo a bit.

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