Well, Shakespeare said it right, “Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” Murad Saeed, as claimed by many, is the cue to turn off the TV as every time he steps up, it indicates that the relevant part of the NA session is over. Backing this claim is his statement from the NA session that suggested New York Governor be taking tips on “smart lockdown” from PM Imran Khan’s strategy.
The way he stands up and confidently shouts this claim, it only makes a fool out of himself for stating such a conjectured assessment. What is he really trying to suggest? His ill-informed attitude in politics? Well, let’s see what the Twitteraties are saying.
Twitterati’s take on the matter
People are constantly poking fun at him for his inability to blurt authentic information. Every single time he stands up to deliver a speech, people know it’s going to be blindly in the favor of PTI and against PPP. So nothing that he says is unpredictable. Except for this one time that no one saw coming, hence the trending bit on Twitter.
#Pakistan Communications Minister Murad Saeed has claimed that New York is planning to follow the "Smart Lockdown" concept tht Imran Khan hd introduced to combat #Covid_19.
That has got to be the best joke of the year!
Bas kar pagle, ab rulayega kya! 😂@Iyervval @GernailSaheb pic.twitter.com/R0pp6rzh1r
— Ali Reza (@Reza_Ali20) May 12, 2020
People just won’t leave a chance to exercise their skill of sarcasm, and rightly so, at this particular event:
We asked governor @NYGovCuomo for a comment,he said murad saeed ne sahi kaha,we are grateful to him aur is ke badlay mai murad saeed ke moo pe doo soo arab de mara #COVID__19 pic.twitter.com/wpHJ7ohV30
— tariq yahya (@tariqyahya) May 11, 2020
We have some more, some of the best ones right here:
If Murad Saeed thinks Prime Minister IK introduced the concept of ‘smart lockdown’ for the world to follow, he should be glad IK hasn’t introduced the concept of smart Ministers. Otherwise Mr. Saeed would be out of a job.
— Waqqas Mir (@wordoflaw) May 11, 2020
Then we have those who like to look a bit forward with their imagination, humor, and criticism:
BREAKING: New York asks Pakistan & Murad Saeed to build a tunnel between Brooklyn and Queens. https://t.co/ArgoET293u
— Gul Bukhari (@GulBukhari) May 11, 2020
Alright, so this one has us in fits:
why dont PTV sell the rights for the coverage of #MuradSaeed 's speeches in National Assembly to Cartoon Network. https://t.co/0zR9iy5sDW
— shuja.haider (@shujahaider5) May 11, 2020
If Pakistan’s politics is only about fun and games then this was entertaining, more like a slapstick at the end of a meaningful session. But to be taken seriously, this attitude has to be eliminated for it risks the sanctity of representation. Sindh, recently lifted the lockdown, is currently at risk due to the people who are not following SOPs. Something that Shehzad Roy also alerted the authorities for.
Far be it for us to expect “smart lockdown” in Pakistan, and then this federal minister for communication, Murad Saeed, to blurt something logical and authentic.
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