Sesame Street comes to Pakistan. Our Foreign Aid tax money at work. A Limerick.

For Sesame Street into Urdu we paid

Twenty million  of our Foreign Aid

Our values it smothers

The girls wear head covers

Promote Muslim doctrine is here. Enough said.

Sesame Street comes to Pakistan US government aid agency sponsors $20m Pakistani remake of the American kids’ TV show There’s no Cookie Monster, no Big Bird and no Count von Count. But Pakistani children will soon start experiencing what millions in the west have done for more than four decades – the joys of Sesame Street. In a $20m (£12m) remake of the classic American children’s programme, the setting for the show has moved from the streets of New York to a lively village in Pakistan with a roadside tea and snacks stall, known as a dhaba, some fancy houses with overhanging balconies along with simple dwellings, and residents hanging out on their verandas. For the rest of the story see: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/07/sesame-street-pakistan

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lenbilen

Engineer, graduated from Chalmers Technical University a long time ago with a degree in Technical Physics. Career in Aerospace, Analytical Chemistry, and chip manufacturing. Presently adjunct faculty at PSU, teaching one course in Computer Engineering, the Capstone Course.

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