The everyday routine of an IT expert is undoubtedly hectic where a person has to apply his technical expertise to provide technology driven solutions. Unlike many other jobs, people hardly associate glamor and charm with the IT jobs, where its mostly considered as downright boring.

At the same time being an IT expert in Pakistan is not an easy thing. From solving one’s annoying relative’s computer problems to being bombarded with irritating questions about social media/the internet, an IT expert is considered as the computer mechanic in our homes. Do you agree with this Umar?


Amid all this crazy and chaotic routine, Dr. Umar Saif, Chairman Punjab Information technology Board (PITB), Vice Chancellor Information Technology University and Editor-in-Chief of MIT Technology Review Pakistan, shows us that there is always time to step out of your work life and do something fun.

In his tenure, he has introduced various IT projects in Punjab including e-rozgaar program, Punjab WiFi, computerization of land records, e-stamp system, automation of court cases, Metro Bus Command & Control System, digitization of Punjab Police, disease surveillance, IDPs registration etc.

Featuring in a humorous video by MangoBaaz, Dr. Umar Saif hilariously portrays the life of an IT expert where he is being asked ridiculous questions.

Just a few minutes into this video, we are introduced to the lighter and funnier side of the advisor to CM Punjab, which arguably was hidden from his own self as well. Let’s relive some of my favorite moments:

The “God let this be over” eye roll:

Umar Saif eyeroll

“Can someone please take away this guy” look:

Umar Saif frustrated

When you just cannot contain the laughter over someone’s stupidity:

Umar Saif smiling

This particular gesture reminds me of the famous Sohail Warraich “Kya yeh khula tazad nae!” smile

Umar Saif resembles sohail warraich
Sohail Warraich

One of my personal favorite moments from the bloopers reel:

Umar Saif Bloopers

Many of us would agree here that it’s not every day that we get to see a highly prominent personality in a casual forum where the only goal is entertainment.

I’m totally aware of the huge responsibilities that lie on Dr. Umar Saif’s shoulders but still, we would all love to see more work on the acting front, especially in a Pakistani drama.

Astonished at my suggestion? Well, it won’t be the first time as one of the most influential presidents of the United States, Ronal Reagan used to be an actor. Even the current President of the USA is a former host of a reality TV show, The Apprentice and also a guest star at WWE fights and various beauty pageants.

Dr. Umar Saif already makes an appearance at the Pakistani reality TV show Idea Coron Ka, so branching into TV industry won’t be too difficult for him. This show is hosted by Nabeel Qadeer, Director Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development; maybe acting is something the employees of PITB can think of as an alternative career move.

We’ll surely be waiting for more of such hilarious videos from Dr. Umar Saif and in the meantime, if you haven’t seen the video, you can view it here: