Shaukat Yousafzai gettin trolled for his comments
Ex Minister for Health Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Shaukat Yousafzai, recently stated that before PTI’s tenure, doctors and engineers were unemployed and used to sell pakoray. Such a disparaging comment coming from a political representative, goes without saying, ignited heated conversations and people were pissed.
During a press conference, Shaukat Yousafzai made some remarks about doctors and engineers being unemployed before PTI’s tenure
He said ” dekhein ye credit bhi toh PTI ko jata hai na ke itnay doctor bharti kiye hain, pehle toh saaray berozgaar thay, pakoray nahi baichtay thay, aap ko nahi pata? Pakoray nahi baichtay thay Khyber bazaar mein engineers, doctors”.
U say trash about engineers and doctors then appologizing to doctors only Not even bothering that u said things about engineers too,Thats because we don't protest? We dnt protest because u all have failed us and nothing will happen.
— FARI (@ifarhatkhan) October 2, 2019
Obviously, the doctors and engineers of Pakistan didn’t appreciate Shaukat Yousafzai commenting on their profession like this
As offensive as it sounded, people were furious about such a belittling remark and wanted him to apologize immediately.
You better apologize, you duck head. It's your government responsibility to create job opportunities. If some engineer or doctor is real selling pakoray to make their living, it's you who should be ashamed that because of you gems are wasted.#SaySorryToEngineers
— ιяα💫 🇵🇰 (@lollipop_bits) October 2, 2019
As Pakistanis have a knack for trolling everything they also made the most out of Shaukat Yousafzai and his remark by LITERALLY celebrating pakora day
— Nazir AhmadZai (@DrNazir42) October 2, 2019
Mean a doctor of KTH peshawar is trolling Minister Showcat for his derogatory remarks against doctors and engineers.
“Pakirey walaay pakorraaayyy” #saySorryToDoctors#SaySorryToEngineers pic.twitter.com/F143t9j4eO
— Engr Yousafzai (@EngrAzhaar) October 2, 2019
Doctors in Peshawar Khyber Medical College celebrating ‘Pakoraa day’ 😂after Provincial Minister of Information, KP, Shaukat Yousafzai said that doctors before PTI government used to sell pakoras in Khyber Bazar before PTI govt. provided thousands of unemployed doctors with jobs pic.twitter.com/eRSYDCtcRr
— Shiffa Z. Yousafzai (@Shiffa_ZY) October 2, 2019
People are fully supporting the pakora celebration and they have absolutely no chill
To All the Doctors and Engineers in KPK Happy#PakoraDay
— Mian Tauseef Hassan Khan (@MTauseefHassan) October 2, 2019
— VOBNews.TV (@VOBNewsTV) October 2, 2019
There’s no way people are letting go of this
Not anytime soon though.
Looks like the past of every doctor that Shaukat Yousafzai was talking about. https://t.co/X1EvZYa7Fx
— Jaweria Islam Khan.B 🇵🇰 (@J_MaxFacSurgeon) October 2, 2019
پکوڑے بھیجنےوالےانجنیئرز کو بی آر ٹی پشاور میں بھرتی کرنے پر کے پی گورنمنٹ کے شکر گزار ہیں اس صدقہ جاریہ کے بدلے یہ انجنیئرز حکومت کو بہت جلد پکوڑے بھیجنے پر مجبور کرینگے😜
#SaySorryToEngineers@IqraHashmi786 @ayazahmedmir @SyedmusaddiqSy4 @aqeela_dr @MalaikaShakil @momikhan22 pic.twitter.com/U9kOiIN5nG
— SALMAN KHAN (@s_khan557) October 2, 2019
They’re even reminding Shaukat Yousafzai of the time he became famous all around the world for another press conference
Here’s a blooper from social media managers that went really viral earlier this year, and people thought it was the perfect time to bring it back.
ham ny to kabhi nahi kaha ky shaukat yousafzai iss sy pehli billi thi. pic.twitter.com/AWz2glHxwc
— Ilyas Muhammad (@imkhan4582) October 2, 2019
— aziz wazir🚩 (@AzizPashteen1) October 2, 2019
— Farhan Ali (@farhan_ali42) October 2, 2019
However, there was also an underlying motive to show support to pakora sellers and appreciate them for the hard work they put in to earn their bread
As hurtful as it is for doctors and engineers, it is equally offensive for the pakora sellers to have their profession demeaned. Hence, the celebration appeared more as a solidarity with every occupation.
he told us that yes we are celebrating this day because this is not only a unique and peaceful protest but we want to tell information minister mister Shaukat Yousafzai that selling pakoray is not a shame rather it is good thing and halal work.
— Aamna Awan (@aamnawan) October 2, 2019
The remark by Mr. Yousafzai was met with a lot of criticism from everyone and they channeled their anger into a celebration. It seems like the politicians need to be considerate and careful about what they speak and what spark can be created from their careless comments. A lot of people were of the view that politicians, in general don’t seem to respect other occupations and comparison to a pakora seller implied the profession wasn’t a respectable one.
After this crazy pakora day celebration, everyone’s wondering what’s next. What do you think about this comeback? Let us know in the comments below.
Cover image via PTI Khyber Pakhtunkhwa via Facebook / @EngrAzhaar via Twitter