Geo News is now a poorer place, after the departure of Sana Tariq and Asma from it’s ranks. While there is scarce news about Asma’s whereabouts, we are now blessed with two hours of wall-to-wall Sana Tariq on ARY News’ “Bakhabar Savera”. It’s a morning show, starring the lovely Sana Tariq. At the beginning, her makeup was a mess and the lighting was atrocious on the ARY set, casting unseemly shadows and playing havoc with her complexion. She also confessed to being sick, down with some bug, and showing it.
But that is all in the past now. Today, the set is well lit, the makeup just right and she is her old self on the new set, ie; enthusiastic, effervescent, vivacious and wholly cute and charming. If you close your eyes and just listen to that sugary voice, it’s akin to the warbling of some melodious bird. Each syllable is clearly enunciated, after having been dipped generously in honey.
This clip is from her September 20th, 2008 appearance on the show. The US had landed it’s extremely brave and trained Rangers in Angoor Adda (FATA). They stormed the houses, killing women and children, after making sure the men were away. This episode introduced a fresh spine into our exalted leadership, who stood up and raised their fists in the way of the utterly impotent, staging make-believe rage for local consumption.
Sana Tariq is explaining the reaction of Shah Mahmood Qureshi, our frequently MIA Foreign Minister. Just look how adorable she is, while explaining America’s fault lines, our (very real and unfortunate) complicity with them and exhibiting a little bit of her own, personal outrage. Here she is, supremely adorable and choo cute! filled with the anger of the righteous. You just want to pinch those full rosy cheeks and go “Awwww!”.