BAD JOKE JEREMY.
Asad Umar just resigned as Finance Minister and the country is in a bit of a panic.
As part of a cabinet reshuffle PM desired that I take the energy minister portfolio instead of finance. However, I have obtained his consent to not take any cabinet position. I strongly believe @ImranKhanPTI is the best hope for Pakistan and inshallah will make a naya pakistan
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) April 18, 2019
The country is torn between the fact that the Government let go of someone who was ‘competent’ enough to do the job, versus Pakistanis who are now blaming the party involved for hiring him in the first place.
#asadumar sad day for those who still hoped things will change.
— bsaeed (@lexicom456) April 18, 2019
For a country that has the likes of LUMS and IBA churning out finance geniuses, why do we suck at finding said geniuses to run the finance ministry?
— Tony Khan (@marketingdude) April 18, 2019
One again, the country has been split in its own parties, debating their own views, rather than for the collective people of Pakistan.
Of course, there is one very white, very ‘funny’ individual who has taken the responsibility of replacing Umar’s open Finance Minister position. Yup.
Jeremy McLellan just announced that he would be filling the role of Finance Minister for Pakistan.
Sad to hear of Asad Umar’s resignation as Finance Minister but I will do my best as his replacement.
— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) April 18, 2019
And lol, people seem to be pretty happy about it.
In fact, they already have a few ideas about what he can do here.
Making plans for a golden palace in Dubai, Jeremy? 🤔
— 🤦🏽♀️Sarwat🤦🏽♀️Ahmad🤦🏽♀️ (@sweetanmad) April 18, 2019
We fully support you, as our finance will become viral😜
— Aamir Raheem (@RaheemAamir) April 18, 2019
Gora Minister 😜
— Arslan Gujjar (@Arsal467) April 18, 2019
And others are suggesting a Comedy Minister? Honestly doesn’t sound like a bad idea.
You should be our comedy minister and yes that should be separate ministry
— XULQI MOON (@XULQIMOON) April 18, 2019
Could you just imagine what wonders it could do for this country!? Designated laughing hours, laughing gas available in every market, haye.
Ministries are comedy now, you're welcome.
— Nazir Hussain (@nazir309) April 18, 2019
^ Good fit!
I mean, not entirely sure that Jeremy, a comedian, would be the best fit for our Finance Minister and well, the best fit for anything long-term in Pakistan.
But always good to know that there is a laugh at the end of the tunnel whenever McLellan is involved. Or you know, wherever involves himself.
buss bhi karo
— Daanika Kamal (@daanistan) April 18, 2019
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