The political situation in Pakistan has deteriorated following the attack on former Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Tehreek-e-Insaf chief was heading to a rally on Thursday when attackers tried to shoot him. Imran Khan survived with a gunshot wound to his leg, but his party accused “Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif, the country’s interior minister and top general of the ISI,” without providing evidence of the attack. PTI supporters announced nationwide protests on Friday until Imran Khan’s call for a snap general election and Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif’s resignation were met. The Twitter public has not hesitated to look on the bright side of things as it could turn into what they call a civil war.
From comparing the situation to Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur, Twitter couldn’t stop pondering the implications of Pakistan’s political developments. The best memes on this issue are:
Some joked that the ongoing development should be called “Pakistani Gang”.
Others wondered how a so-called “civil war” would erupt, given the economic crisis there.
A few people wondered how the Taliban felt about this development.
Khan’s party itself put out a meme praising a man who stood up to his assailants and saved Khan’s life.
Some have taken a pot shot at the country’s checkered history of political assassinations.
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The attack on Imran Khan further aroused his supporters. Videos circulating on social media show many of his PTI supporters taking to the streets and clashing with security forces. The assassination attempt on the 70-year-old cricketer-turned-politician has dramatically increased pressure on the government. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the attack, but the report said the country’s media regulator warned television stations not to repeat claims made by Khan’s party.
Imran Khan was ousted from power in a no-confidence vote in parliament in April this year. Since then, the leader has called for a snap general election and has repeatedly accused him of being deported because of US intervention.