The Czechered Flag

Adil Najam has a hilarious post here on something he saw recently in Islamabad. The Czech prime minister was due to visit, and to welcome him, the government’s PR people decided to put up a banner with the Czech flag and Pakistan’s flag together. Only, instead of the Czech flag, they put the checkered flag, as you can see in the image below.


Immensely typical of a subcontinental government. I can quite imagine a mid-level mandarin telling his flunky, “Check jhanda laga do yaar.” And the flunky nods, pleased at being given a task that is so easy to carry out.

(Link via feedback from reader Scribina.)

Update: Gautam John points out that the bureaucrat probably used Google.