Prime Minister Imran Khan’s helicopter’s trips to and from his residence in Bani Gala to PM House is all Pakistanis on Twitter can talk about. In fact, the hashtag ‘helicopter’ is the top trend on Twitter on Wednesday.
The matter came to light a day when Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry defended the PM’s use of chopper claiming that it only cost “Rs55 per kilometer.”
Hearing the minister’s quote, Pakistanis decided that its time to ditch their cars, Ubers, Careems, Rickshaws and other modes of travel and opt to commute via helicopters. That, of course, translated into some of the funniest tweets.
Am anxiously await for @CareemPAK to step up their transpiration game and give us all premium Helicopter service. I support IK’s vision but what is this? ?#helicopter#Tabdeeli — Shehzadi (@heybeautybae) August 29, 2018
Today I was going to buy a Vespa but now as our information minister told us that it costs 55RS per 13 KM for a helicopter so I’m gonna buy it Amma committee daal lo#Helicopter — Syed Zaadah (@S_Shujaat_Ali) August 29, 2018
#helicopter in #Karachi ??? #haha #lol #FunnyPost #FunPost #Funny #FunnyMeme #funnymemes #memes#Facebook #instagram #whatsapp #snapchat #socialmedia #islamabad #Muslim #Muslims #Twitter #Lahore #Quetta #balochistan #KPK #Dubai #USA #UAE #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/j1U41Hfyi1 — zȜE (@MarshMellOoooww) August 29, 2018
Former Federal Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs and PML-N Leader Miftah Ismail also made a joke on the matter asking his followers whether he should opt for a Suzuki or a helicopter as his next mode of transport.
I am thinking of disposing family’s old Corolla and getting a cheaper, more reliable form of transport. Can’t decide if I should get a Suzuki or a Helicopter. #nayamaths — Miftah Ismail (@MiftahIsmail) August 28, 2018
Some PTI supporters were quick to defend their leader.
#helicopter Helicopter issue is our آٹا گندی ہلدی کیوں ہے؟ psyche. A PM needs to commute safely & rapidly, if he commutes on roads he is accused of inconveniencing people if he flies, it is expensive? ? What do u want? Get a life people. — Asher Azeem Gill (@ashirazeemgill) August 29, 2018
Those unduly criticising PM @ImranKhanPTI for the use of Helicopter from PMhouse2Banygala must know that 1.Using Heli for 3min Fly is more CHEAPERfuel consumption wise considering at leat 5to7 vehicles of necessary Security to be used instead 2. More SAFE 3. No Traffic BLOCKAGE — Ali Muhammad Khan (@Ali_MuhammadPTI) August 26, 2018
#helicopter I don’t understand why people are making such a big issue of #primeministerofpakistan #ImranKhanPrimeMinister to use the helicopter . We as a nation are highly complexed ourselves…Kabhi na khoosh huney wali quom. Leave him alone so the good work continues. ?✌? — shahana Khan (@shahana03862615) August 28, 2018
PM Imran Khan is ABSOLUTELY and 100% right to use a helicopter for his weekend commute from and to Bani Gala. It is way cheaper, safer and more efficient than being driven with PM’s security protocol. This is a complete non issue. Keep going PM Imran Khan .#Helicopter pic.twitter.com/FhHXM1E8bL — Mian Waleed (@waleedMianPTI) August 29, 2018
Its not about 55 or 80Rs/Km. If cost of traveling in a #helicopter is less than the cost of a full fledged security protocol than whats wrong?? Why so buzz?? At least he is not using it for personal affairs. — Suleman Ahmad (@SulemanAhmad12) August 29, 2018
Addressing a press conference after the federal cabinet meeting, Fawad, in response to journalists’ queries, had said that he had Googled the cost of the use of the helicopter, suggesting the media representatives to check it themselves too.
“He [Imran Khan] is the prime minister. Would he travel via a taxi?” the minister had asked, adding that the premier travelling by air did not affect the public.
The good, the bad and the ugly
A new year is almost upon us, and although we’re not quite ready let go of this one, there’s not much we can do other than reminiscing about it. 2018 has been an interesting year, full of ups and downs, groundbreaking achievements and innovation. It’s only fair that we celebrate the end of this year by scribbling down a recap in its honor.
Pakistan was included in Forbes list of 10 coolest places to go in 2019.
In 2018, Pakistan witnessed a changing of the guard. One democratically elected government transitioned into another via the general elections.
Imran Khan was elected as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, while PTI formed a majority and took hold of the federal government. This ushered a change in the political climate of Pakistan labelled “Naya Pakistan”
What will people say, an enigmatic and groundbreaking film by Pakistani-Norwegian director Irum Haq was extremely well recieved and met with applause all around the world.
PMLN was successful in adding 12000 MW of electricity within the system, dampening the energy crisis that had been looming over our heads for quite some time.
Awareness about workplace sexual harassment was raised when Meesha Shafi contributed her story in regards to the MeToo movement. This helped shed a light on how women are treated in an allegedly safe environment.
A groundbreaking verdict was given out in the Asia Bibi blasphemy case, the previous high court verdict was overturned and she was released due to insufficient evidence.
The Government managed to secure aid from both Saudia Arabia and the UAE in order to lessen their dependance upon the IMF. Talks are underway with China for more financial support.
The Kartarpur corridor was opened for Sikh pilgrims, a mature and humanitarian step taken by Pakistan to mend bilateral ties with India.
A bill was passed in order to ensure that the rights of transgender people within Pakistan are protected, and to help save them from any form of discrimination.
A successful initiative taken by PTI was the billion tree tsunami, afforestation in many affected areas was done, lush and greenery brought back to the country.
Chief Justice Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and the Supreme Court took suo motu notice of many afflictions that the poor people of Pakistan suffer from, in addition to that, a fund was also created to raise money for building a dam.
Important politicians such as Mian Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari were the subject of trials in regards to financial corruption and misuse of authority.
A wave of extremism overtook Pakistan as TLP protested the Asia Bibi verdict, damages worth Rs.260 million were incurred during this time period.
Pakistan was included by the FATF in its grey list due to allegations of terror financing.
The nation was shocked to its core by an atrocious act in January; the rape and murder of Zainab Ansari, and although the gaping wound left behind by her demise has not yet healed, the one who did wrong by her has been brought to justice.
Pakistan in 2018 lost many important people and leaders such as Siraj Raisani, Haroon Bilour, Ali Raza Abidi; they kept on championing for democracy, and lost their lives in the process.
Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Nobel Prize winner and activist visited Pakistan for the first time in 6 years, she called it the happiest day of her life.
After a decade of inactivity, British Airways are to resume flights in Pakistan, Qatar too opened a visa facilitation center in Islamabad for swift processing of visas, along with a promise of 100,000 jobs for Pakistani workers.
2018 proved to be a golden year for Pakistani cinema, as many of its films went to to receive critical acclaim and managed to bring in big box office numbers; Cake and 3 Bahadur were well received by Pakistani audiences and people abroad, with the former’s director winning an award at the UK Asian Film Festival.
We’ve had our fair share of U-turns, delays and mishaps this year, but we’ve also enjoyed much, this year showed us that Pakistan can persevere through anything with the grace of Allah, it is important to cling on to hope, it is integral to try and find a silver lining in every cloud. Let’s hope the forthcoming year is a prosperous and fulfilling one, bringing all of us joy and solace.
Style Chaser ft. Muzi Sufi
Muzi Sufi is an innovative globetrotting photographer and a mother, she has been causing ripples around Instagram with her beautiful content, however her photography isn’t the only thing she’s known for. Muzi Sufi’s impeccable taste in clothes has made her a well known fashion icon in her own right, that we can all draw inspiration from.
Here she can be seen opting to wear a fashionable black sweater-shirt, pairing it off with high-ankle jeans and stiletto heels. A perfect look for any casual event.
Muzi opts to wear an orange maxi-dress with mini floral designs, this is an airy look and quite comfortable when one is out to sight see.
Trying something new, Muzi dons a traditional Japanese Kimono, she can be seen effortlessly pulling off the look, seemingly making it her own.
A simplistic look that everyone should try to emulate, Muzi is seen wearing a black turtle neck with denim jeans.
Twinning with her daughter, Muzi puts on a black chic leather jacket, spicing up her look with a white shirt under it, and finishing it off with black skinny jeans and boots.
Traditional all the way, Muzi embraces Pakistan’s culture by wearing a beautifully designed shalwar kameez with intricate details. A statement we could all borrow inspiration from.
Entering into the retrosphere, Muzi whips out her elegant fur coat, underneath it she wears her skinnies and tops it off with an aesthetically pleasing top.
Draped in a Sari, Muzi looks exquisite and graceful. The sari complements her figure and accents her features, making it certain that all eyes will be on Muzi.
COUNTRIES WITH THE BEST FOOD‼️
If you’re on a diet, you shouldn’t be here.
If you’re planning to travel abroad and you’re a foodie, you might want to check this out. Listing the very few countries which have never disappointed us foodies. WARNING: If you’re actually considering visiting, you are highly likely to gain MORE THAN A FEW POUNDS, so please go easy on the food, tiger!
Lebanese food is truly the best food ever‼️It is far more better than Turkish food since it has a tastier edge to it. If you haven’t had Lebanese food by now, God help you 🙌
Don’t underestimate the Swiss, they make better chocolate than Belgium + they have Swiss rolls 😍
Go watch Korean Englishman and you will know why Korea is on this list 💯
If you haven’t tried Spanish food by now, you’re living in hell ☄️
Spicy, mild, medium sweet, super sweet, and everything in between. This is Indian cuisine. 🌶🍛🍲
Tacos 🌮, Quesadillas 🌯 and Mexican Margaritas 🍸 Weren’t these your 3 genie wishes⁉️ 🧞♂️
Swedish food is something that you have to eat to understand how great it really is‼️Words can not make it justice 🙌
The only European country that has food very similar to Turkey 🇹🇷 and Morocco 🇲🇦 . Their chicken and seafood and rice dishes are amazing‼️
One of the great cuisines of the world 💯🙌Moroccan cooking abounds with subtle spices and intriguing flavour combinations 🇲🇦🇲🇦
Now comes our favourite country which is the perfect definition of heaven for people like us 😍 Who doesn’t love pizza 🍕 and cheese 🧀 … and ITALY !?! 🇮🇹
Italy is really the perfect country 🙌 with the amazing food, architecture, art, history, landscapes, beaches and the people 🇮🇹 If it weren’t for these Italians, we would have been in a world without Pizzas so remember them in your prayers 🤲
Here’s our list for the countries which make us hit the gym when we come back to our sad lives ☢️ We only recommend you to go to these places if you are Christian Bale and losing and gaining is your everyday game 💪 If you’re one of us, there’s no way out ❌