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Street art: Karachi politician takes on Sindh CM, highlights problems in city with graffiti


What's not to love about a vigilante politician? Closer home, Arvind Kejriwal is one. In Karachi, Alamgir, a senior politician in the Opposition party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (Pakistan Movement for Justice) in an "apolitical" campaign stenciled Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on the streets of Pakistan urging him to fix the city's neglected problems. Syed Qaim Ali Shah Alamgir Khan refers to the chief minister as a "sleeping beauty" in his Facebook posts.

" Ideas are Bulletproof "I have launched a campaign against the Sleeping Beauties in KARACHI. I will try to highlight every single problematic thing faced by Aam Aadmi of Karachi. And definitely i alone cant make it. I urge all young Karachites to join me in this cause

Posted by Alamgir Khan on Saturday, January 2, 2016

Alamgir Khan. Image Courtesy: Facebook/Alamgir Khan

Alamgir Khan. Image Courtesy: Facebook/Alamgir Khan

Focused on the problems of the average man or woman in Karachi — the Aam Aadmi, Alamgir has taken it upon himself to get the chief minister to act on his words.

The politician is quoted in The Dawn as saying, "this is an innovative way of drawing the chief minister's attention, and is not being done out of disrespect to the chief minister," and that he did not consider his acts as unethical.

Alamgir officially launched a Facebook page, 'Fix It' as a non-political platform to address the local issues faced by Aam Aadmi of Pakistan.

Alamgir Khan called the Sindh chief minister a 'sleeping beauty' and painted it on karachi roads. Image Courtesy: Facebook/Alamgir Khan

Alamgir Khan called the Sindh chief minister a 'sleeping beauty' and painted it on karachi roads. Image Courtesy: Facebook/Alamgir Khan

Alamgir Khan and his supporters also spray painted the ministers face in various parts of the city pointing to things that needed 'fixing'. Image Courtesy: Facebook/Alamgir Khan

Alamgir Khan and his supporters also spray painted the ministers face in various parts of the city pointing to things that needed 'fixing'. Image Courtesy: Facebook/Alamgir Khan

They also spray painted 'Eat it! As poor children do' pointing to garbage bins, highlighting that the city's poor children often pick food from garbage bins. Image Courtesy: Facebook/Alamgir Khan

They also spray painted 'Eat it! As poor children do' pointing to garbage bins, highlighting that the city's poor children often pick food from garbage bins. Image Courtesy: Facebook/Alamgir Khan

 

 

First Published On : Jan 6, 2016 15:44 IST

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