These Punjabis are going to get their hearts really, really broken in a minute’s time. They were expecting so much but once they find out the truth these poor folks will have nothing but their ordinary lives to go back to. So what is going to break their hearts, you ask? Good question.
So here’s why these poor Punjabis are going to be heartbroken
Earlier today there was an announcement that Punjab Government, under the Basant Committee had allowed for the festival of Basant to be revived, “in certain parts of Punjab”, according to the Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood.
And naturally, everyone was overjoyed about this “news”
#Basant Finally Punjabi Happy to hear about Basant "Basant is on"
— Ayaz.what143 (@ayazwhat) December 5, 2016
How I've missed you! #Basant
— Musadiq khan (@Musadiquekhan) December 5, 2016
Basant is on again #LHR ?
— Khurram Nasir (@inqalabidarinda) December 5, 2016
This one even went as far as to say that the usually “conservative” PML-N led Punjab Government was becoming liberal because of this announcement
— Riyaz Najam (@RiyazNajam) December 5, 2016
Some people were not so keen about kites returning to the skies of Punjab
#Basant Nhe honi chaheye
— Hamza Rehman (@hamzarehman69) December 5, 2016
#Basant Not go0d… May all da Lahories be safe in dis fuzul festival. INSHAALLAH!
— Daalia Kazaan (@DaaliaKazaan) December 5, 2016
#Basant Entertainment of any kind is good as long as it doesn't hurt people.
— AB Lakhani (@iamlakhani) December 5, 2016
They were concerned about the safety of young children, due to the chemical laced dor that has caused many a slit throats in the past
Main kisi b aesy tehvaar ko pasand ni krta jis s bachon k galy kat Jaen Maaon ki godein ujar Jaen.Tehvaar aziyat deny wala na ho #Basant
— Muhammad Ali (@alish3ir) December 5, 2016
But overall, people were really happy
— Muzamil Rasheed (@Muzamil_R19) December 5, 2016
— Hina Butt (@hinaparvezbutt) December 5, 2016
Punjab Govt Has Given The Permission for #Basant Festival in February 2017 — feeling excited
— Ubaid Ur Rehman 🙂 (@RespectforIK) December 5, 2016
#Basant & my birthday both in feb are only good things going to be happen in 2017 i think.
— Talha Pakistani ?? (@Abbasiness) December 5, 2016
Even those outside of Pakistan were getting jealous of the return of Basant to Punjab
Lo g ya to na ansafi hay jb Pak main tha to salo may pabndi lagai hoi thi ab out of country aya to ajazat day di
ontry day ?? #Basant
— سکوٹر (@malik00jaan) December 5, 2016
Many news channels picked up the story and hailed the step
The official Twitter account of the Government of Punjab tweeted this statement, denying any approval of the festival.
Some news channels are reporting approval of Basant by Govt of Punjab, which is NOT CORRECT. V will announce it here if such a step is taken
— Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) December 5, 2016
Dunya News stated that Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood, who had earlier given the statement that Basant will be celebrated in Punjab, said that his statement regarding Basant was misquoted by the media.
So, we’re basically back to square one, guys. Rana Mashood is sorry for all the excitement that was for nothing, in the end.