For Sesame Street in Urdu we paid
Twenty millions of our Foreign Aid
Our values it smothers
The girls wear head covers
Promote Muslim doctrine is here. Enough said.
Sesame Street comes to Pakistan
US government aid agency sponsors $20m Pakistani remake of the American kids’ TV show
There’s no Cookie Monster, no Big Bird and no Count von Count.
But Pakistani children will soon start experiencing what millions in the west have done for more than four decades – the joys of Sesame Street.
In a $20m (£12m) remake of the classic American children’s programme, the setting for the show has moved from the streets of New York to a lively village in Pakistan with a roadside tea and snacks stall, known as a dhaba, some fancy houses with overhanging balconies along with simple dwellings, and residents hanging out on their verandas.
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