[tweetmeme] Akbar Zeb is a professional politicians that has served all over. He has worked in South Africa, Canada, India and the US. Yet for some reason he has been rejected as the Pakistani ambassador to Bahrain, the UAE as well as Saudi Arabia. The reason? His name.
High level Pakistani diplomat has been rejected as Ambassador of Saudi Arabia because his name, Akbar Zib, equates to “Biggest Dick” in Arabic. Saudi officials, apparently overwhelmed by the idea of the name, put their foot down and gave the idea of his being posted there, the kibosh.
Akbar Zib is no newcomer to politics, in fact you could say he’s a pretty big deal. This long-ranging high level diplomat has worked with some of the largest members of world governments, players charged with negotiating the outcome of the world’s current events.
Tough luck there. Maybe the Saudi Arabia was a bit scared by his reputation. The Saudi Foreign Ministry denied Akbab Zeb despite knowing his reputation was thiiiiiiis big… er, because he could never live up to the expectations… um, because Canada said he should change his name to Assghar Zeb. Did I miss anything?