Waqar Zaka Pledges to Help Impoverished Former Viral ‘Living on the Edge’ Contestant Start New Business

The viral contestant, Abdul Waheed, was spotted at a Shahr-e-Faisal, Karachi working as a parking valet

Waqar Zaka

Living on the Edge host, Waqar Zaka announced his plans to help Abdul Waheed, the ‘Meri Selection Hogai?’ viral contestant from his old reality show, start his own business.

The TV host and cryptocurrency entrepreneur stated that he is not currently in Pakistan but has sent his team with a business proposition for Abdul Waheed. Zaka uploaded a video message on Friday titled “DADY COOL” for his fans on YouTube.

People criticized Waqar Zaka and ARY for earning revenue from the viral incident without paying Abdul Waheed.

Waqar Zaka

The Living on the Edge host, Waqar Zaka made a video message to the fans on Friday, explaining that he did not profit off Abdul Waheed. Zaka added that he is currently out of the country but has sent his team to Abdul Waheed with a business proposition. He pledged that he will help Abdul Waheed set up his own business.

Former Living on the Edge viral contestant, Abdul Waheed, was spotted at a Shahr-e-Faisal office building in Karachi working as motorcycle valet, collecting charged-parking tickets.

Waqar Zaka, the host of Living on the Edge, pledged to help Abdul Waheed start his own business.

Waheed was mocked by the internet for his strange expressions and his confused reaction after he was selected during the audition of ARY’s Living on the Edge show. The man who became a viral meme sensation after appearing on Waqar Zaka’s reality show now lives in poverty.

“I feel no excitement whatsoever,” Abdul Waheed shared his thoughts with a media reporter years after the viral incidents. “Even then I was not excited like other people, It was meant to happen so it happened”.

Abdul Waheed

The now 60-year-old is unmarried and collects charged-parking tickets from morning till evening, at a Sahr-e-Faisal office building. “This job will not make me a bungalow, but it does help me get by day to day,” he told reporters. He further stated that he doesn’t want people to pity him as he is content with what he earns.

He concluded,

Life is a set of different stages, and this now is again just another stage of life where I’m a wage worker while for people, I’m a laughing stock.


The viral clip of Abdul Waheed was uploaded on ARY’s YouTube channel, which has garnered millions of views and spawned memes on social media. Here is the original video.


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