YouTube video of the day: What is your problem awaam?

Another Urdu rap song pops up, complete with parody talk show “Larai Larai Maaf Karo”.

Ema Anis August 23, 2012

Warning: video contains explicit lyrics

Count all the large and small problems the people of Pakistan, locally referred to as the awaam, face every single day of their lives.

Then watch this rap song by Faris Shafi.

From poverty to mood swings, joblessness to illiteracy and loadshedding to lawlessness, every problem the public faces is featured in the Urdu/English rap song titled Awaam by Faris Shafi, featuring Mooroo.

The six-minute long video of the song follows a nice, catchy storyline. A parody talk show called “Larai Larai Maaf Karo” (Give up fighting) also pops up in the middle, mocking the everyday shows that are aired on Pakistani television.

The song ends with a message for the awaam, asking them to give up fighting and promote education.

Video rating: Two thumbs for highlighting basic issues in a creative way.

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