Sheheryar Afridi got a ministry that doesn’t even exist
As you all know, several ministers were replaced or ousted in a major cabinet reshuffling on Thursday following the resignation of Finance Minister Asad Umer.
Among the recently reshuffled ministers was State Minister for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi, who was given charge of the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON)
Interestingly, it is a ministry that was devolved last year.
The Ministry of SAFRON – let’s ignore the spicy name – was abolished following the merger of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkwa. The main responsibilities of the ministry are to deal with problems that tribal areas of Pakistan Frontier Regions of Pakistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas face, but after the merger of KP and FATA, the provincial government was given the charge to solve issues of the residents of FATA.
It was told then that the provincial ministers would take care of FATA and hence, the government was abolishing SAFRON. Since September, no one had taken charge of this position.
After Sheheryar’s appointment to this no-existent ministry a lot of people have a lot of choice words for the Government as well as Shehryar Khan Afridi
Congratulations to @ImranKhanPTI
for appointing Shehryar Afridi the minister of a ministry his govt abolished last year. You could have simply told him no ministry for you. Why embarrass him? #کپتان_کی_نکمی_ٹیم
— Syed Qaisar Shah (@kaisershah1992) April 19, 2019
محترم "Shehryar Afridi" کو وزارت تو مل گئی ہے لیکن انکا کام کیا ہوگا؟ کہا جارہاہے کہ گورنر خیبرپختونخوا شاہ فرمان نے جو پھلدار پودوں کا پراجیکٹ سرحدی علاقوں میں شروع کیا ہے وزیر سرحدی امور #ShehryarAfridi صاحب ان پودوں کو پانی دیں گے! pic.twitter.com/b24Ph9wFjJ
— Syed Wiqas Shah (@WiqasSyed) April 20, 2019
Hahahahaha minister of nothing
— AS Awan (@ashfaqms) April 19, 2019
Nothingness is a state in Naya Pakistan
— Jabeen Niaz (@jabeen_niaz) April 19, 2019
People are also joking about how this is also a kind of berozgari
— Noor Pamiri (@noorpamiri) April 20, 2019
LMAO, people have got some good sense of humor
Shehryar Afridi's new office pic.twitter.com/EUuEvr8cpC
— nomi (@nomi49) April 20, 2019
شہریار آفریدی بھی اب اللہ اللہ کرے گا۔۔۔
— Muhammad Saleem khan mengal (@MuhammadSalim90) April 19, 2019
They also did not forget to mention the Rafsanjani meeting because this ministry for Mr. Afridi is as non-existent as Mr. Rafsanjani
Don’t underestimate him! If he can make IK speak to dead people in detail, this is nothing for him! 🙂
— Yaqoob Khan Bangash (@BangashYK) April 19, 2019
Shehryar Afridi to head ‘devolved’ ministry.
If he can talk to rafsanjani he can head a devolved ministry. Smh https://t.co/Cb2FRvnsrJ
— Zarak Khan (@zarakkhan257) April 20, 2019
اس نے بھی تو خان صاحب کی اس ایرانی صدر سے بات کروائی تھی جو پچھلے سال فوت ہوئے…. اس کو کہتے ہیں ایسے کو تیسا🤣🤣🤣
— Amer Sohail Dahar (@a_s_amer) April 20, 2019
when khan sb can call rafsanjani after his demise, then he also can head a devolved ministry afterall he was the one who told us that
— Zaeemul Haque (@mazdooreazam) April 20, 2019
Jab ye kisi foot huway insaan se baat krwa skta hai tu he can be minister of dissolved department…..herat ki kiya baat hai is mein?
— Arzoo Kazmi (@Arzookazmi30) April 20, 2019
Since the reshuffling people have got a lot to discuss about. From trolling Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to survive the ‘reshuffle’ to jokes around Firdous Ashiq Awan’s appointment as Advisor for Information Minister, Pakistanis have taken to social media to express their views regarding these changes in their own ways. However jokes and all aside, let’s hope that the change in the cabinet 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.
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