The Distinguished Ambassador…

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain have all chosen not to receive the proposed ambassador from Pakistan. The ambassador has a distinguished record in diplomacy. All three nations declined to give a reason for their rejection. This apparently is causing tension in relations between Pakistan and the Gulf States.

None of the countries in question admits it, but popular opinion is that the Pakistani ambassador has been rejected because of his name, Akbar Zeb, which means “the biggest dick” in Arabic.

Arabic story here. English story here.

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One response to “The Distinguished Ambassador…

  1. that’s really too funny if it’s the real deal… reminds me of a Lebanese guy in Iraq who tried to market “Zibbie” beer; he had Hillary Clinton drinking a can (with the Zibbie name photo-shopped in) saying, “Even the first lady enjoys a good Zibbie…”

    sometimes life is funnier than fiction…

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