NEWS DESK: Everyone has their two cents to give on the Panama Papers case. Naturally, the top trend on Twitter at the moment is #PanamaVerdict. Other trends include #NationStandsWithNawaz, #NSDisqualifiedIA and #NayaPakistan.
Let’s take a look at the diverse set of commentaries up on social media.
PTI : Jaldi Faisla do..
— Farrukh Abbas (@Farrukh_Abbas12) July 28, 2017
Some people expressed their investment of trust in the judiciary:
— Sheheryar Khan (@sadhozai_5102) July 28, 2017
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) July 27, 2017
Today is the last dark day for Pakistan tomorrow’s sun will rise with a new hope, we’ll move in a new direction, prosperous🇵🇰#PanamaVerdict
— Dua-e-Zahra (@Dua_Shaykh) July 27, 2017
Some are anxious…
Anxiety Anxiety and Anxiety !!!#PanamaVerdict
— Faiza Malik (@faizaMalic) July 27, 2017
Of course, there were Imran Khan fans:
— Rohma A.🎀 (@IRohmiiii24) July 27, 2017
Whatever the verdict is due tomorrow, One of them will be exposed for sure,
If not Sharif Mafia then it’s Supreme Court. #PanamaVerdict
— Mehwish (@maavyaa) July 27, 2017
Others pointed out how democracy is ‘unfit’ for Pakistan:
ZA Bhutto disqualified. BB disqualified. NS disqualified. Gaillani disqualified. Result: democracy does not qualify for Pakistan. Unique.
— Khan Zaman Kakar (@khanzamankakar) July 27, 2017
But is democracy really under threat?
I’ve heard much talk of a blow to democracy if Sharif is DQed. Perhaps. But Gilani was DQed in 2012, and democracy survived. #PanamaVerdict
— Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) July 28, 2017
There were those who expect the PM to be sent home:
Packing – check
Passport – check
Aqaama – valid
Flight details – check
PM Hosue mein filhal tu yehi ho raha hy 😂#PanamaVerdict
— MEheK | ملکہ ❤👸👑 (@Mehek_Words) July 28, 2017
Mian Nawaz Sharif’s political career was started by Gen “Zia” and it may end up tomorrow by Wajid “Zia” #PanamaVerdict
— Usama Qureshi (@UsamaQureshy) July 27, 2017
On our lack of knowledge about our own history:
مسئلہ یہی ہے کہ تاریخ نہ تو پڑھائی جاتی ہے نہ رجھہان ہے تو ہر دس سال بعد ایسے نوجوان باآسانی مل جاتے ہیں جن کے لئے بوٹ تاریخ دہراسکیں https://t.co/rvqqt0G5dP
— علی منطق (@AliMantiq) July 28, 2017
Some questioned if any general could face the same accountability as the PM:
“Kya N-League ne socha hoga ye din bhi ayega?”
“Kya kabhi Fauj ne socha hoga k koi General..”
Pakistan in nutshell
— Zoya Polaris (@AnwerNaqvi) July 28, 2017
Then there were those who remembered Calibri..
Whatever the verdict be, it must be written in Calibri font. Simple wish!#PanamaVerdict
— Jaweria Waheed (@jaweriaWd) July 28, 2017
— Senator Sehar Kamran (@SeharKamran) July 28, 2017
Story first published: 28th July 2017