Pakistani Twitterati took on the #PetrolShortage and here is what happened

Published: January 20, 2015
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This time around, Pakistanis are standing in mammoth queues just to secure a drop of petrol. PHOTO: Twitter (@mansoorLAK)

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: