Pakistani Twitterati took on the #PetrolShortage and here is what happened
Already frustrated by crippling electricity and gas shortages, Pakistanis now have another crisis on their hands. This time around, Pakistanis are standing in mammoth queues just to secure a drop of petrol.
The ‘petrol crisis’, as it is being referred, brought to light some interesting and entertaining observations on the country’s favourite government-bashing platform: Twitter.
Three hashtags are currently being used to respond to the petrol shortage in the country; #PMLNpetrolchor was the top trend, with it being used over 19,500 times in the past 24 hours and #PetrolShortage and #SherBanoSher were each tweeted nearly 6,000 times since yesterday.
We look at how people reacted:
— Mehreen Zahra-Malik (@mehreenzahra) January 20, 2015
#PMLNPetrolChor PSO warned government about coming Petrol Shortage but instead of solving the issue NS preferred his visit to KSA.
What will be the cost of economic losses caused by countrywide paralysis? #PetrolShortage
— Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) January 19, 2015
— Hassan Khan (@hassan_k82) January 19, 2015
— Hammad Siddiqui (@hammads) January 20, 2015
— SabahatMS (@SabahatMS) January 20, 2015
Google is full of articles on how to make your own fuel & petrol -Chalo Shabash shuru ho jao – surely something will work #PMLNPetrolChor
— Salman (@SalmanPTI) January 19, 2015
Enjoy pizza with Cheez while you wait for aaj ki sabse qeemti Cheez
— Waheed Gul (@waheedgul) January 19, 2015
— Farhan Khan Virk (@FarhanKVirk) January 19, 2015
#PetrolShortage is a conspiracy against govt, says Ishaq Dar … conspiracy by whom? Narendra Modi?
— Omar Shahid (@omarshahid) January 19, 2015
Not everything is a conspiracy against the govt! Please come up with a better excuse than that #ishaqdar
— Sharmeen Obaid (@sharmeenochinoy) January 20, 2015
PM: petrol crises not my fault, ask Min of petroleum. Min of Petroleum: ask Finance min. Min Finance: ask companies #SherBanoSher
— Aamna Hassan Fasihi (@AamnaFasihi) January 19, 2015
— Nabi Dhansi (@nabidhansi) January 20, 2015
Finally i've decided to buy this one
— Aman Malik (@PatrakaarPopat) January 20, 2015
— Chachi Chatters (@ChachiChatters) January 20, 2015
— Simky (@SeharSaleem007) January 19, 2015
— Fatima Ali (@FatimaAli52) January 20, 2015
At least there are no dharnas against the petrol crisis. Not yet anyway.
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