So by now, we all know that the current government has been discussing its progress and has briefed the awaam about its ‘achievements’ in the first 100 days. Imran Khan highlighted the various accomplishments and talked about a few projects that are underway.
Basically, Imran Khan discussed a plan which aimed to employ rural women in livestock farming by providing them with eggs and chickens.
He further said that the plan has been experimented and is capable to generate income for people who come from an underprivileged background.
Now, the address has been met with a lot of criticism, especially around the whole chicken and eggs thing. Which, I mean, okay, I don’t know how workable it is, but still sounds funny, ya know? Anyway, Pakistanis have a lot to say about this.
People weren’t really happy with the proposed idea
100 days. Desi murghis. Teekay. “Kattas.” This is the survival story. This is our rebirth. This is our future. This is the turn of this country. We are now safe. Believe in the Naya Pakistan. Please.
— Sana Bucha (@sanabucha) November 29, 2018
They weren’t really sure that if this was a ‘real’ solution
Something which annoys me about insafi defence of anday/murghi is the “he’s just talking to poor people on their level” crap.
A relative raises chickens in his house & it doesn’t make you rich, if doesn’t solve ur economic woes. People need real solutions not maskharapan.
— aleysha (@aleysha110) December 1, 2018
BUT a lot of them weren’t able to hold themselves back from making jokes regarding this ‘murghi scheme’
Imran khan murghi anda muhim(expectations of youthias)🤣😂😂 pic.twitter.com/8U3zj12mi8
— M.Zubair (@Mohdzubbaloch77) November 30, 2018
“Chicken and egg” became the talk of the town
Chicken and egg https://t.co/pUwK3MrNt7
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) December 1, 2018
They didn’t really seem to buy this idea
Road to the new Pakistan , economy driven by desi murghi pic.twitter.com/cntDymYme7
— Ali Ajwad (@Aly_VetDoc) November 30, 2018
People even dragged in Reham Khan and Talat Hussain
That awkward moment when PM Imran Khan mentions 'Desi Murghi' and 'Katta' in his speech but not Reham Khan or Talat Hussain.
— Svengali (@Ronin212) November 29, 2018
‘Chickens’ were all over the internet
Asad Umer: Sir, we are devaluing the Rs in order to balance out the demand….
Imran Khan: TELL ME ABOUT THE CHICKENS? ARE THE CHICKENS OKAY?
— Hassam Tahir (@hassamt1) November 30, 2018
AND, this was so ON POINT!
Someone already did this, I’m so proud of my country’s ability to immediately produce political memes that are 💯 on point pic.twitter.com/wRbEMSNekz
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) November 30, 2018
Najam Sethi was also trolled
Sethi sb’s second attempt at getting naya Pakistan’s visa. Wish you luck sir https://t.co/TSgJwp9hCz
— Ali Aftab Saeed (@aliaftabsaeed) December 1, 2018
Finally, Khan responded to the brutal trolling. He shared the example of Bill Gates working on the same idea and asserted that colonized minds were designed in a way to resist innovations proposed by a desi man.
For the colonised minds when desis talk about chickens combating poverty they get mocked, but when "walaitis" talk about desi chicken and poverty it's brilliance! https://t.co/bjvQQIVoRv
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 1, 2018
Still, people were NOT convinced. And the attacks turned personal.
Went to Aitchison College
Went to Oxford
Played for Oxford University cricket team
Married a British heiress
Children schooled and living in Britain
Hobnobbed with British aristocracy while living in London for many years
But will call others as having 'colonized minds'
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) December 1, 2018
In fact, people kept on trolling Imran Khan for his various walaiti influences and being influenced by colonizers himself
You're sharing an article re: Bill Gates *and* criticizing colonized minds in the same tweet?
— Sameera Khan (@SameeraKhan) December 1, 2018
Went to a boarding school est. by the British.
Studied in Britain.
1st wife: British.
2nd wife: British citizen.
Children: Reside in Britain.
Accuses critics of having colonized minds.
— Raza Ahmad (@razaahmad) December 1, 2018
And, of course, they started accusing the PM of ‘copying’ the idea
So now we know where the brilliant idea was copied from. Even the stupidity of this government is not original. Bill Gates btw is not PM select of a country where economy has been destroyed by his inefficiency and dollar in a free fall. (1/3)
— بابا رحمت دین (@rehmat_baba) December 1, 2018
Whatever it is that Khan wants to do with chickens and eggs, we just hope jo bhi ho, ache ke liye ho. What do you think. Will the idea work?
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