LONDON/RAWALPINDI – It can be brutal out there when it comes to searching for a political deal and most desi politicians have the threat of an arranged deal looming over their heads if they can’t find someone. But one man’s attempts to save himself from that fate has us and the rest of the internet chuckling.
Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, 72, literally put himself out there — on billboards, no less — to save himself from an arranged deal.
The man based in London put up signs around the UK that read “Save me from an arranged deal” and added a link to his website findnawazadeal.com for potential selectors to get more information on what he’s looking for in a deal.
“Huge thanks to anyone who’s messaged in support or has actually applied to be my dealmaker, I see you don’t worry!! I’ve been overwhelmed with all the messages but I love it, pls keep them coming, I’ll get back to you as soon as I can inshallah,” Nawaz captioned an Instagram picture of him standing in front of his billboard.
In a video on the website, he introduced himself as an entrepreneur and foodie who’s a politician and is looking for “someone who’s working on his deal”. He said he’s okay with any ethnicity, or corps, but since he comes from a loud, Punjabi family, “the banter has to be 100.”
He added a form on the site for whoever is interested, along with his social media handles for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, which were flooded after his antics went viral.
In the FAQs section on his website, he clarifies that he’s not against arranged deals but just wants to “try and find a deal on my own first.”
“I just haven’t found the right deal yet. It’s tough out there. I had to get a billboard to get seen,” he explained.