Maybe this is an appearance of our pioneer aftereffect that simply doesn’t appear to end, or maybe this speaks to a profound established feeling of inadequacy inside us. In any case, this kind of a mentality has gotten profoundly imbued into our country’s brain research, and is currently reflecting in our inclinations too.
Of late, the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) forthcoming season has been all the rage. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reported yearning plans for this season, which, however not feasible, do put on a show of being unreasonably great for an occasion, for example, the PSL.
Be that as it may, what grabbed everybody’s eye is that the PCB anticipates welcoming well known American craftsman Pitbull to perform at the opening service of the PSL. For this 10-minute execution, the board has allegedly consented to pay him Rs100 million, which is just about a million dollars.
The conspicuous inquiry that rises is: how precisely will the destitute PCB manage the cost of this indulgence?
In any case, when one surveys this choice in detail, it gets risky for two reasons. Right off the bat, this excessive presentation doesn’t bode well. The PCB unquestionably can’t bear to discard cash, and ought not be doing as such to oblige our feeling of inadequacy, particularly when this cash could have been utilized somewhere else inside the generation of the PSL itself. Besides, this choice is completely out of line to our neighborhood specialists, for similarly as PSL gives a stage to nearby ability to sparkle on a greater stage, neighborhood performers ought to likewise be given a comparative chance to sparkle, and ought to be our first need.
The motivation behind why this news is exasperating is on the grounds that this isn’t a disconnected episode. Not long ago, it was uncovered that Akon, another noticeable American performer, has been contracted to perform at a forthcoming football occasion, and will have shows in Karachi and Lahore. For what reason are neighborhood coordinators so resolute to choose outside craftsmen over nearby ones? This inquiry is particularly significant given our present national talk of setting aside cash and chopping down consumptions on “imports” and outer sources to spare our obligation ridden economy.
On the off chance that the shows led by these craftsmen could produce enough income to transform this venture into a benefit, at that point maybe this wouldn’t be such a shocking thought. Be that as it may, not exclusively do these big names cost us a great deal of cash for the presentation alone, this is combined with the expense of their convention, security and their convenience, which makes the whole adventure appear to be less gainful and not so much worth the publicity.
In the mean time, the Pakistani media outlet is gradually thriving, and there remain such huge numbers of Pakistani specialists who could have done a similarly incredible (if worse) work at featuring this service. For example, I am almost certain that Atif Aslam, dearest by Pakistani fans around the world, would have settled on an incredible decision. He is now so famous in Pakistan and even globally that the PCB would not have lamented choosing him. Or on the other hand rather, since Junoon is as of now performing at the occasion, why not give them the principle opening space also?
On the other hand, some new, vigorous craftsmen, for example, Asim Azhar, Lyari Underground, Sahir Bagga among others have been making waves of late. There is an enormous interest for these craftsmen and they’ve gotten very renowned after only a couple of hit tunes. At that point why have they been put aside totally? On the off chance that we won’t give the stage to our homegrown ability and effectively advance them, at that point who will?