Last week has been a masala mix in Pakistani politics. Some are flaring the certificate of being Sadiq and Amin while the opposition is worried why they are. National assembly of Pakistan gets very dramatic at times, and you can expect anything and everything over there. So are the members of it. Every other day, we see some political-gymnastic moves by the members of National Assembly on social media or news channels, most of which are mere PR stunts.
Just yesterday, Dr. Arif Alvi, member of the National Assembly tweeted a photo after which he was severely criticised by many…
Here’s the photo he had posted:
Flight from Lahore to Karachi 10 PM got cancelled because of fog. Waiting at Lahore airport since a couple of hours for PIA to let me know alternate flight or rescheduled time. pic.twitter.com/B0FH0kM8wV
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) January 2, 2018
In the tweet above, he has mentioned:
Flight from Lahore to Karachi 10 PM got canceled because of fog. Waiting at Lahore airport since a couple of hours for PIA to let me know alternate flight or rescheduled time.”
He posted his photo where he is lying on a bench at Lahore airport’s waiting area. Watching this, people couldn’t resist how he made someone take his photo and later post it on Twitter.
Thinking the same…
Sir ji apki yeh picture kis nay bnaie hai ji ?
— Majid (@majidhani) January 3, 2018
Ninja technique 😀
sotay huway khud ki pic kaisy le ap ny
— A R S A L (@mebilal13) January 3, 2018
Not a bad idea…
Mera khayal hay bench ke neechay let tay to ziada likes ateen
— Hope! (@ZubedaBanoo) January 3, 2018
This and many other comedians quote tweeted Dr. Sahb’s photo and mocked him.
Jab me Aam admi ki tarha airport per leta howa hon tu meri picture lelay phir mujhe send kardey
maine tweet karke apni simplicity ka manjan bechna hai https://t.co/Xrkz5CR4hU
— Mubeen ul haq (@Mubeen_Ul_Haq) January 2, 2018
This and many other activities being just PR stunts but this time Dr. Alvi was mocked badly. While the indigenous fight between Lion and Bat from last week is going on, this seems a better distraction to have. Pretty much waiting for the next move by the opposition. Since elections are near, we might see a lot of such stuff for gaining sympathies and votes on social media and not doing anything practical is what our political parties do these days.
Hope to get something better out of this election season soon. Till then we can enjoy what national assembly has to offer for now.