In a very interesting email sent out to Pakistanis in North American the Pakistani Embassy in the United States of America at Washington DC has invited people for a fashion show by Deepak Parwani of which 90% of the proceeds will go towards flood relief, but in an interesting use of words it seems the negative perception of a total lack of trust in the Government of Pakistan in collecting funds exhibits itself in seemingly a desperate attempt to ensur that people come and be a part of the event – they categorically wrote in their email “no portion of the proceeds will go to the Government Pakistan”
Siliconistani spotted this blunder today, attached here is the official invitation sent out from the Deputy Chief of Mission’s office, at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC.
From: DCM [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2010 3:52 AM
Subject: INVITE: Fashion for Pakistan Flood Relief
Please join us on November 16th to celebrate the launch of Fashion for Pakistan Flood Relief. We have teamed up with the top designers in Pakistan to design and produce clothing for sale in the United States. This event will feature tunics designed by Deepak Perwani specifically for this project. Thanks to his extreme generosity, over 90% of the purchase price of each tunic will be donated back to organizations that are providing critical relief and rehabilitation services to the flood-affected people. All funds raised will be distributed to approved charitable organizations and no portion of the proceeds will go to the Government Pakistan. Please come and mingle among the models, meet the designer and preview his beautiful designs.
Date: November 16th
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: Ambassador’s Residence located at 2343 S Street NW, Washington DC
Tickets may be purchased for $100 at www.fashionforpakistan.com or by calling 202-220-693
It may at best be a funny blunder but one has to wonder that the immense negativity regarding the corruption of the government may have weighed heavily into even their minds too. Am being updated by Siliconistani that Husain Haqqani, the Pakistan Ambassador to the US, is looking into correcting the text, but truly can you bring back the thousands of emails sent out earlier.