Government and protesters of Faizabad Dharna led by Tehreek Labaik and Sunni Tehreek reached a disappointing settlement yesterday.
Many Pakistanis, it seems found the final agreement biased towards the protesters who had created a law and order situation in the twin cities and made life miserable for hundreds of thousands of people for weeks. A lot of people have since been venting out their frustration through a tirade of tweets.
There were some who decided to make the most out of their dismay and tried to find humor in the whole Faizabad fiasco.
— Faran Rafi (@faranrafi) November 26, 2017
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) November 26, 2017
— Farrukh Shahzad ART (@FarrukhFL) November 26, 2017
There is no way they wouldn’t have dragged the Pakistani President in the situation!
— Fahad Malik (@Fahad4014) November 26, 2017
When the whole country was literally flooding with #Faizabad tweets, how could Nadeem farooq Paracha hold back!
Leaders of environmentalist Pakistan Greens Party put on smog masks to protect the sparkling pearls of wisdom coming out from their mouths. pic.twitter.com/IqsUvGzpbR
— Nadeem Farooq Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) November 25, 2017
Anyone who’s heard the gundi galiaan coming out of Khadim Rizvi’s mouth would understand this tweet!
— Asad Bin Saeed🌐♲ (@Asad_Bin_Saeed) November 27, 2017
The humorists aside, there were certainly those who were in a mood so grim that they could have given the grumpiest man on earth a run for his money!
Not so unexpectedly, Pakistani government and army were at the receiving end of Twitter’s wrath.
Finally #FaizabadDharna ends. We are thankful that this Dharna has exposed everybody from the Govt to the Army and whatever in between.
— Umer Burney (@UmerBurney) November 27, 2017
— Saad Z. (@xsaadx) November 27, 2017
Lessons from #FaizabadDharna; No one cares about awaam in our country. Institutions, government & political parties play politics on any issue no matter how sensitive it may be. Writ of State=writ of an institution. Basically telling people "Sadday tay na rehna"
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) November 27, 2017
This video of DG Rangers, Punjab distributing cash among Tehreek-e-Labaik members also raised many eyebrows.
This one was particularly harsh…
Now we know where Fauji Cement, Fauji Porridge, Fauji bank, Fauji housing society, Fauji Foundation, Fauji foods & hundreds of other businesses money goes:pic.twitter.com/p3e0veG5Pv https://t.co/cJw67kdqXv
— Ordinary Pakistani (@PakHacktivist) November 27, 2017
— Ali Axhar 📎 (@ali_axhar) November 27, 2017
Anymore surprises in store? Maybe tickets for a round-trip to Dubai for the protesters?
— Nadeem Farooq Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) November 27, 2017
“Apne Log” quickly became a contentious term following the Army Chief’s statement about not wanting to take up arms against civilians.
— Nida F (@nidaFsameer) November 26, 2017
the #apnaylogg will start an inferno in Punjab when the Barelvi radicals start open hostilities with Deobandi and Ahle Hadith groups over who is the #AsliSunni using blasphemy as a WMD. The flames will scorch everything Pakistan considers sacred & unquestionable. #faizabaddharna
— علی (@Syednaa) November 28, 2017
This is disturbing on so many levels!
I asked one of the religious fanatics, who were burning public property, that what exactly was changed in the law of finality of prophethood. He started shouting and yelling at me instead of answering. I reckon it truly depicts the problem we have. #FaizabadDharna #Dogma
— Saif Junaid (@Sjunaididrees) November 26, 2017
Given all that has happened in the last few days, it is hard to deny the fact that yesterday Pakistan lost and extremism won.
I guess this tweet sums up perfectly what a lot of Pakistanis feel right now…
This is Pakistan today. Tired, confused, without a friend or worth. We didn't rage against the night, we welcomed it and closed our eyes. pic.twitter.com/fO5acUt2fy
— Muhammad Usama Khan (@BohemianRevolt) November 27, 2017