Rawalpindi: With the political flavour blossoming in Pakistan, many cannot resist from sharing their views like former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar who has been a Twitter buff. However, in an attempt to label Pakistan as a secular state on Twitter, the Rawalpindi Express goofed up.
Akhtar shared a post showing President Mamnoon Hussain administering an oath to new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and referred either of them as a Darshan Lal, a newly elected Pakistani cabinet minister who is Hindu political leader.
“A Hindu political leader Mr Darshan Lal is now a cabinet minister in Pakistan. This is our polite way of saying Pakistan is a secular state,” wrote Akhtar without the image of Darshan Lal.
A Hindu political leader Mr Darshan Lal is now a cabinet minister in Pakistan.This is our polite way of saying Pakistan is a secular state. pic.twitter.com/mbRS4BFm1p— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 7, 2017
The blunder was soon noticed by many of his followers who trolled him instantly. Akhtar’s tweet went haywire to which many users even questioned his knowledge.
who is Mr.Darshan Lal in pic— Umar BajwA (@UmaBajwa) August 7, 2017
Pakistan is Islamic state, not secular its more safe for other religions if we are Islamic instead seculars..— Assad 🇵🇰 (@ASSADISTAN) August 7, 2017
So that's how you define secularism? Shoaib let's focus on cricket only— Hamlet (@MeeeZeus) August 7, 2017
Dr. Darshan— Hina 🇵🇰 (@HinaKharal) August 7, 2017
from Mirpur Mathelo, District Ghotki Sindh
is now a cabinet minister in Islamic republic of Pakistan. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/zk8p3EOGgY
PK he kia ?? 😂— Muhammad Owais 🇵🇰 (@xmowais) August 7, 2017
Mamnoon Hussain kab se Hindu hogaya, bhi. Khakan Abbasi Hindu hai kya?— Zahid Afridi (@zahidshahafridi) August 7, 2017
Hahahaha yes We can see him in the pic on the left side.— Mohammad Qureshi PTI (@MQureshi1997) August 7, 2017
Dimagh set hai? He's mamnoon hussain - President of Pakistan— Hamza Javaid Gosha (@Ask_Hamza) August 8, 2017
what? what is what? shoaib bhai what have u posted?? did u actually mean P.M or President??? lolzzz🧐🧐🧐— Haider Zanjani (@shahaiderali) August 7, 2017
Stick to cricket analysis bro.— Fahad (@SayedFahad) August 7, 2017
#Shouib Bhai Kia hogya hai..— Imran Fazlani (@Imranfazlani92) August 7, 2017
Hilla k piya kero dawai,..😃
The former Pakistani speedster responded by saying the oath taking image was used as a reference.
“Friends, rather dan questioning my IQ plz concentrate on the message: We respect ALL religions. BTW oath pic in the last tweet was a reference,” Akhtar added.
Friends, rather dan questioning my IQ plz concentrat on d message: We respect ALL religions. BTW oath pic in last tweet was a reference.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 7, 2017