Pakistanis Are Savagely Trolling Economic Spokesperson Farrukh Saleem After His Disastrous Interview With Shahzeb Khanzada

Farrukh Saleem and Shahzeb Khanzada

Earlier this week, Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhary had announced the appointment of political scientist, financial analyst and media person, Dr. Farrukh Saleem as the government’s spokesperson on economy and energy issues.

Many had seen Dr. Saleem’s appointment as a move to mitigate the increasing panic among the masses regarding the government’s economic direction and its decision to shake hands with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bail-out. This appointment was also significant in the wake of the (more than) 1,300-point plunge that resulted in the loss of almost Rs. 270 billion worth of capitalization. This was recorded as the biggest single-day loss for Pakistan in a decade.

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It has merely been a few days since Dr. Saleem’s appointment, certainly making it too early to give an opinion on his performance. However going by his first media appearance after assuming his new role, Farrukh Saleem left both friends and foes of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) quite disappointed.

To say the least, Saleem sounded unsure and incoherent throughout the interview, propelling Pakistani Twitter to make scathing comments at his expense.

Ending financial corruption seemed Farrukh Saleem’s only solution to end Pakistan’s economic woes…

So poorly was Farrukh Saleem’s interview received that soon after it ended Pakistanis began questioning his eligibility to hold the position at all…OUCH!

Dr. Farrukh Saleem might not even be seven days into his appointment as the spokesperson for economy and energy issues, but many Pakistanis feel that last night’s interview spelled the end of his credibility.

The guest on the show is being trolled for incompetence but the show’s host, Shahzeb Khanzada won new fans overnight.

As one Twitterati put it, Dr. Farrukh Saleem will remember his interview with Shahzeb Khanzada for a long, long time to come.

Come better prepared next time Dr. Sahab!