Lol, welcome to the club, Firdous.
Firdous Ashiq Awan was just appointed as the new ‘Special Assistant’ to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting.
Awan, started her political career in 1990 geared towards aiding the healthcare system. Later in her career she joined PPP as an Information Minister before joining PTI in 2017, two years later.
Awan’s appointment comes after Asad Umar’s resignation, and several cabinet shuffles under Imran Khan’s administration including appointments of Awan, Nadeem Babar, Zafarullah Mirza and Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.
Changes in government isn’t really breaking news. But appointing someone like Firdous Ashiq Awan is viral news, for the people on Pakistani Twitter.
I welcome prime minister @ImranKhanPTI decision to appoint me as a Federal Minister for information and Broadcasting. I am truly humbled. #PakistanZindabad
— Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan (@firdous_awan) April 19, 2019
Did #FirdousAshiqAwan actually Replaced #FawadChaudry 🤪
— Irum Azeem Farooque (@Irumf) April 19, 2019
Awan’s mannerisms have been a topic of conversation since her career began to take off. Everything from her brash points and crass conversations, quite frankly, it doesn’t come as quite a surprise that people on social media have been putting her front and centre.
Let’s just say that we have no kind of political affiliations at all, but we do have a strong allegiance to a good sense of humour.
People all over social media have been cracking jokes around Awan’s appointment and we have to admit, they are pretty hilarious.
Firdous. Ashiq. Awan. 🤦🏾♂️
— Ahmer Murad 👓 (@AhmerMurad) April 18, 2019
Lmao, clearly – many are not happy.
Who replaced Ch Fawad unbeliveable Firdous ashiq Awan . Now the talk shows wil turn into comedy show .
— Nabil Gabol (@Nabilgabol) April 18, 2019
Firdous Ashiq Awan being appointed Special Assistant to Imran Khan for Information has suddenly made me realize the value of Fawad Chaudhry.
— Zoë Khan (@zoekhan) April 18, 2019
Firdous Ashiq Awan Info Minister? WhaTheFirdous
— Rana Fahad (@amranafahad) April 18, 2019
Firdous Ashiq Awan…. Plzzzzzzzzz Dnt Plzzzzzzzzz @ImranKhanPTI
— Fawad Raza (@fawadraza85) April 18, 2019
And many, have connected Bushra Bibi, our First Lady, to Firdous, alluding to the involvement of some kind of ‘mystic magic.’
Firdous Ashiq Awan, rumoured to be the person involved in the Melisandre chants scandal, is the new Special Adviser for Information.
— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) April 18, 2019
3. Current Pakistani political lot doesn't have the capability to take the country out of this mess.
4. Firdous Ashiq Awan and Bushra bibi have the same Peer.
— Adeel Azhar (@adeel_azhar) April 18, 2019
And well, some have even begun digging into her past, retweeting and sharing old clips of her most ‘notable’ interviews and instances in government.
This report from 2011 on then InfoMin Firdous Ashiq Awan is worth rediscovering. https://t.co/xSLAT2XAX1
— Annie (@quratula1n_s) April 18, 2019
Dr. firdous ashiq awan dirty language. pic.twitter.com/7xzDpVbvgE
— Hammad (@Hammad6321) April 18, 2019
Firdous Ashiq Awan's Pearls of wisdom! pic.twitter.com/ERMN7ZoKeM
— Dr Yasser Saeed Khan (@drkhanyasser) April 13, 2019
However jokes and all aside, let’s hope that the change in cards of government will deal us a better hand in the future.
Have you seen the jokes online? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below. Love you!
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