The car that ‘runs’ on water

KARACHI: Most Pakistanis are stupid enough to believe anything. Some years ago, a so-called ‘doctor’ in Hyderabad claimed to have found a cure for diabetes: he used to feed diabetics with a medicine made of 100 per cent sugar! I know a man who gives away a kind of powder to diabetics to lower their blood glucose level. I told him to get his formula patented and get a pharmaceutical company to market his product and give to charity the millions he’d earn in royalty, but he declined. He knows that if the powder is tested in a lab, it will prove to be a harmless mixture of salt and flour. As for this miracle ‘water-fuel’ car, the so-called inventor probably hopes to get a huge loan from the government.

Shakir Lakhani
Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th, 2012.