Imran Khan promised us that his government would bring us a Naya Pakistan.
With everything from saving the environment, abolishing VIP culture and working on our education system. However, it seems that in ‘Naya Pakistan, our government isn’t the best at talking about math.
After our Information Minister stated some calculations yesterday in regards to Imran Khan’s helicopter, Pakistanis cannot stop trolling the government.
Like, troll level: Number ONE on Trending.
If it crossed Aamir Liaquat, you know it’s bad.
The trouble started when Fawad Chaudhry began defending Imran Khan on his trips to Bani Gala in his helicopter
In a televised conversation, he was seen saying that the actual cost of flying that route was about, Rs. 50-55 per km.
فواد چوھدری آج بہت ہی برا پکڑا گیا – آئیں بائیں شاہیں ???? pic.twitter.com/pOstj69aK5
— Gul Bukhari (@GulBukhari) August 27, 2018
Since then, Mr Chaudhry has defended his own statements, saying that he “Googled the per km cost” in which it took Imran Khan to travel from his accommodation to his residence in Bani Gala. Thus, showing that the minister’s calculations were actually correct.
However, since the news broke of the statement, Pakistanis are being absolutely relentless in regards to making fun of Fawad, Imran and just Naya Pakistan in general.
Including our news channels.
فوادچوہدری کوہیلی کاپٹر سےمتعلق بیان مہنگا پڑھ گیا
— BOL NETWORK (@BOLNETWORK) August 29, 2018
Of course, this includes our lovely folks on Twitter who did not let that stop them by going in with their jokes on the subject.
#helicopter in #Karachi ???
#haha #lol #FunnyPost #FunPost #Funny #FunnyMeme #funnymemes #memes#Facebook #instagram #whatsapp #snapchat #socialmedia #islamabad #Muslim #Muslims #Twitter #Lahore #Quetta #balochistan #KPK #Dubai #USA #UAE #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/j1U41Hfyi1
— zȜE (@MarshMellOoooww) August 29, 2018
— Sarfraz Arif (@S_humanist) August 29, 2018
Ditched cycle and used helicopter today to work. Only costed me 140 Rs.
— uh (@therealsnorky) August 29, 2018
— Kami (@MKamiv) August 28, 2018
Also absolutely savage.
There are those who are pointing out that ‘helicopter gate’ is being blown completely out of proportion.
ہیلی کاپٹر پے اصل میں کیا خرچ ہو رہا ہے اور کیوں ہو رہا. یہ مسلۂ ہے کیا pic.twitter.com/Yc02taLmcu
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL ? (@ShabazGil) August 28, 2018
Dr Shahbaz Gill, a business professor in the states pointed out that the cost stated by Chaudry could very well actually be accurate. So though the jokes may be funny and memes viral, there may just be some merit to what the minister was saying.
But other reports show that Imran’s helicopter trips are in fact WAY more costly than most of us thought.
There’s a document circulating that allegedly outlines the costs of a helicopter, clearly stating that it is an expensive investment.
Besides all the jokes and memes, until we receive some kind of official statement from Minister Chaudry or Imran Khan, we’re just gonna leave this here.
— Imran Keerio ?? (@ImranAlikeerio) August 29, 2018