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.
Live scenes from Washington DC after removal of Buzdar. pic.twitter.com/9fIWLg6NzV
— K. (@RotiKholDeyo) March 28, 2022
I strongly condemn the international conspiracy to deprive us all of Usman Buzdar’s leadership
— Hassan Kamal Wattoo (@hkwattoo1) March 28, 2022
“Try to save yourself now, Joe Biden” read another meme, with a picture of Buzdar dressed as a super-hero.
#BehindYouSkipper #Buzdar proved his loyalties. Respects.
The image: pun intended. pic.twitter.com/EiTvl6h2NG
— Madiha Asad (@madihapervaiz) March 28, 2022
And this one takes the cake 🎂 pic.twitter.com/HDuOZlEdvu
— Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) March 28, 2022
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.
Sacrificing CMship to save PTI’s government. Thou shall not be forgotten. #Legend #WaseemAkram #Plus ✊🏻 #BuzBuzBuz pic.twitter.com/H9mDXWTJXm
— Fahad Khawaja (@fahdkhawaja) March 28, 2022
I’m not sure why I’m trending 🤭🤔 but anyway let’s add to it #WasimAkram ✌️
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) March 28, 2022
They need to stop running Wasim Akram's ARIEL TV commercial out of respect for Usman Buzdar..
— Syed Zain Raza (@MrSyedZainRaza) March 28, 2022
While some aimed to lampoon the former chief minister, many online posted with admiration of his commitment to the party.
Leaked chat between PM Imran Khan and Usman Buzdar; pic.twitter.com/UziH7Mwh7J
— . (@kabuli_pulao) March 28, 2022
“Khan sb., you were supposed to give a surprise to the nation, why did you give it to me?” read another meme
Mr. Buzdar u will be missed…#WasimAkram | #voteofnoconfidence | Khalid Magsi pic.twitter.com/HWiPKCCWFw
— AR Ali (@IamAliRaza12) March 29, 2022
“Buzdar declared ‘best chief minister’ in all four universes’ read another joke image.
Insafians on news of Buzdar's resignation pic.twitter.com/9G2MYej4pB
— AkbaR (@Aakbar84) March 28, 2022