With the announcement of Usman Buzdar’s resignation from his post as Punjab chief minister, netizens took the opportunity to commemorate his tenure through memes.
Buzdar’s resignation was viewed by many as a political sacrifice to save the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). In his stead, the PTI nominated Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as the next chief minister.
Many joked that Buzdar’s ouster was a target of the ‘international conspiracy‘ Prime Minister Imran Khan had alluded to during his speech on Sunday.
“I strongly condemn the international conspiracy to deprive us all of Usman Buzdar’s leadership” joked one post.
“Try to save yourself now, Joe Biden” read another meme, with a picture of Buzdar dressed as a super-hero.
After Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Usman Buzdar was as good of a friend to him as former cricket player Wasim Akram, many netizens made light of the comment, so much so that Wasim himself had to question why his name was trending.
While some aimed to lampoon the former chief minister, many online posted with admiration of his commitment to the party.
“Khan sb., you were supposed to give a surprise to the nation, why did you give it to me?” read another meme
“Buzdar declared ‘best chief minister’ in all four universes’ read another joke image.