The Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP’s) disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday in the Toshakhana reference has polarised twitterati of note with some lapping up the verdict and others assailing it.
Notable among netizens was The Friday Times (TFT) Editor Najam Sethi who said how it did not require “rocket science” to predict the verdict. Sethi made the comments while quoting a tweet by journalist Farwa Waheed on how he had “predicted” the PTI chief’s disqualification a month earlier.
Columnist Mehr Tarar said Imran “never was and never will be” corrupt. “They have tried to pin all kinds of evil on Imran Khan-rigging, pornography, foreign funding, treason, terrorism, contempt of court, blasphemy. When everything failed for being bogus, they’re trying to accuse him of another thing he never was and never will be: financially corrupt.”
Naya Daur executive editor Murtaza Solangi tweeted how the ruling had transformed “Imran Khan into naa-ehl (disqualified) Khan.”
Singapore-based jewellery designer Sara Taseer, the daughter of slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, said it stood “confirmed” that Pakistan was “managed” by “loonies”. “Nobody in any country in the world believes @ImranKhanPTI is corrupt. All this does is confirm that the country is managed backstage by loonies #Pakistan“
Journalist Syed Talat Hussain said Imran’s disqualification was a “test” for the “revolution”. Fawad (Chaudhry) and (Shahbaz) Gill had been spearheading it meanwhile, he said.
Actor Haroon Shahid invoked box office rage The Legend of Maula Jatt to attack Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Hina Butt who tweeted how Imran may have started the “tournament” but the party had “concluded” it. ““The Legend of Meow-na Butt Part II Coming Soon,” he tweeted.
It didn’t require rocket science to predict the Toshakhana judgment! https://t.co/RxRr4iEZct
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) October 21, 2022
They have tried to pin all kinds of evil on Imran Khan-rigging, pornography, foreign funding, treason, terrorism, contempt of court, blasphemy.
When everything failed for being bogus, they’re trying to accuse him of another thing he never was and never will be:financially corrupt
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) October 21, 2022
عمران خان بنے #نا_اہل_خان
— Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) October 21, 2022
Nobody in any country in the world believes @ImranKhanPTI is corrupt. All this does is confirm that the country is managed backstage by loonies #Pakistan
— Sara Taseer (@sarataseer) October 21, 2022
عمران خان توشہ خانہ میں نااہل۔ اب انقلاب کا امتیحان ہے۔ فی الحال تو فواد اور گل قیادت فرما رہے ہیں۔
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) October 21, 2022
“The Legend of Meow-na Butt” 🐈
Part II Coming Soon https://t.co/u0rqStZB8N
— Haroon Shahid (@Haroon_5hahid) October 21, 2022
From a moralistic stand point corruption is about knowingly deceiving others and claiming to be Mr Clean.
We all know he is as human as others and can do ball tempering, lie about his personal life, use public funds for personal gain while he has been hounding his opponents for evading taxes on their earnings or laundering money to evade taxes.
All acts are morally not right and proper conduct for public office so condemnation for corrupt practices should be based on a universal standard for all and anyone.
Yes.. but the cult wirshippers of niazi with shollow upper chamber will not understant this..
‘Nobody Believes PTI Chairman Imran Khan Is Corrupt’ … what a load of crap!
We know he is mortally bankrupt, intellectually deficient, pathologically a liar, and narcissistically self centered!
He did something illegal and he should not be allowed to stand!