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Angelina Jolie To Pakistani Politicians: I Didn’t Come To Wine & Dine



Source: http://beta.paknationalists.com/angelina-jolie-to-pakistani-politicians-i-didn%E2%80%99t-come-to-wine-dine/





Angelina Jolie Speaks pakistan 2010



Jolie was in Pakistan in the first week of September 2010. She was wined and dined, so to speak, by Pakistani politicians. But they failed to join her in visiting their distressed countrymen. They also failed to match her own personal cash donation to flood victims. No wonder Ms. Jolie is miffed.

United Nations’ Goodwill Ambassador was shocked to see Pakistan’s rulers interested in private group photos with her when 20 million Pakistanis were in distress!!!


SPECIAL REPORT | http://beta.paknationalists.com/

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Corrupt, inept, dollar-hungers and downright cheesy. This description sums up the personal attributes of the vast majority of Pakistani politicians and generally the closed club of Pakistan’s ruling elite, barring few gentle exceptions.

No one discovered this better than Angelina Jolie, who was put off by the antics of the Pakistani ruling elite during her visit to Pakistan last month to rally international support for flood victims.

As much as she was touched by meeting ordinary Pakistanis, her meetings with Pakistani elites were awful, to say the least.

Just read what the editorial of The News International on October 17, 2010 (Not So Jolie):

“It will be recalled that Angelina Jolie recently graced us with a visit. She – apart from being a global megastar – is also a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. The UN has used high-profile figures from show-business that have a humanitarian string to their bow for many years, and with wildly variable effect. Ms Jolie is one of the more articulate and effective of these glittery ambassadors and she has written a report for the UN on her visit to us – and it makes uncomfortable reading if you are a member of our bloated and over-indulged government.

Jolie expressed the view that her governmental hosts were more interested in setting up photo opportunities involving her and assorted dignitaries, and somewhat less than concerned about the human tragedy she was visiting Pakistan to observe first hand. She recommends to the UN that it ask the government of Pakistan to cut back on its luxury lifestyle, particularly as it is currently holding a begging bowl in front of all and sundry. She expressed surprise that the prime minister’s family presented her with expensive gifts. Whilst the giving of gifts to guests is a part of our cultural heritage, it would have been more appropriate on this occasion if something more modest, and pertinent to the purpose of the visit, had been presented. Our politicians acted like star-struck children, and once again did nothing to enhance the global reputation of them or us as a nation.

Ms Jolie is right to protest (though we doubt that the UN is going to be telling our government to trim its sails) and if our political classes will listen to nobody else when they are calling for greater austerity then perhaps they will lend an ear to Ms Jolie. And if they don’t she may just return in-role and drop-kick a few of them over the horizon – which might not be a bad idea.”

Jolie’s horror story began when she saw Pakistani rulers pushing back flood victims to make time for private group photos with her, showering her with gifts, inviting her to sumptuous private dinners, and requesting her for private photo opportunities.

Commentator Zeenat Rehman reported on the Pakistani website http://www.pkhope.com/ how Jolie informed the UN, where she is a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, about how Pakistan’s ruling elite must be told to be more sensitive to flood victims:

“The philanthropist, soft-hearten world’s number one female actress, Angelina Julie is not at all happy with her visit to Pakistan to see the flood victims. She came here, held the hands of the victims, made donations, stood up with the miseries of the people, denied any photo sessions, met with the aid agencies, but then she talks about the darker side of the things.

She is not happy with the attitude of the authorities and the government, who were more interested in toeing her line, watching her make movements, trying to please her while pushing the flood victims. She was also perturbed at the Prime Minister’s wish that his family wanted to meet him. Prime Minster’s family was especially flown down all the way from Multan to Islamabad and they presented expensive gifts to Jolie and had a sumptuous meal with her.

She said that she was feeling awful at that time to see so much food at the table, suffice for hundreds of flood victims who were fighting like crazy to get a small bag of flour and a small bottle of water. She was ill at ease when she saw the interior of lavish Premier house and some of the government buildings and the chartered planes and other such luxuries, when there was so much misery outside.

In her report to the United Nations, she has recommended UN to ask Pakistani government to first cut down on their expenses and to first cut down their luxuries before asking the aid from the world. How true she is.”

She is not happy with the attitude of the authorities and the government, who were more interested in toeing her line, watching her make movements, trying to please her while pushing the flood victims. She was also perturbed at the Prime Minister’s wish that his family wanted to meet him. Prime Minister’s family was especially flown down all the way from Multan to Islamabad and they presented expensive gifts to Jolie and had a sumptuous meal with her.

She said that she was feeling awful at that time to see so much food at the table, suffice for hundreds of flood victims who were fighting like crazy to get a small bag of flour and a small bottle of water. She was ill at ease when she saw the interior of lavish Premier house and some of the government buildings and the chartered planes and other such luxuries, when there was so much misery outside.

One more thing that shocked Jolie during her visit to the flooded areas of Pakistan was to learn that her personal cash donation of $100,000 [approx. Rs. 8.5 million] was more than any Pakistani politician has given to his or her own people.

Pakistani newspaper Dawn has reported that Jolie’s cash donation “belittled” the contributions of President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani and opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and leaders of major Pakistani political parties like MQM, ANP and others.

Unfortunately, these politicians do not reflect the hospitable and generous nature of Pakistani people.