Twitter alert: What would you name the new island?

Published: September 25, 2013

People scrambling to explore the new island. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Following the earthquake in Balochistan, the island that had sprung up near Gwadar had people tweeting.

The 200m long and 100m wide island caused a stir when it emerged off the western coast of Gwadar in the Arabian Sea.

Even though, the island might disappear as in the past, the trend #possiblenamesofnewisland had people coming up with their own ideas of what it should get called.

Here are the top suggestions:

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Reader Comments (20)

  • Khan
    Sep 25, 2013 - 7:56PM

    Considering the loss of lives in the earthquake, these jokes are in bad taste. ET show some respect.

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  • RIP
    Sep 25, 2013 - 9:43PM

    Christian Island

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  • Maulana Tharra
    Sep 25, 2013 - 10:37PM

    “Malik Riaz Island!”

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  • Vishnu Dutta
    Sep 25, 2013 - 10:50PM

    Bibi Shaheed Benzir Bhutto jaljeera.

    Seriously, it should be named temporary island as it will vanish in due time. It is not rare to have islands like this pop up after a major earth quake, it is made of mud and will get washed away unless they fortify the shores with boulders.

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  • suliman
    Sep 25, 2013 - 11:10PM

    methane island

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  • Sep 25, 2013 - 11:50PM

    How about “THE NEW ISLAND” ??

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  • reader
    Sep 26, 2013 - 12:07AM

    methamphetamine (Breaking Bad)

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  • Bushra Sikander
    Sep 26, 2013 - 1:01AM

    DHA wifi Extension :P

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  • Amir
    Sep 26, 2013 - 1:01AM

    Bahria Town

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  • Mr. Hat Servant
    Sep 26, 2013 - 1:31AM

    I would call it “Be Haya Island” as according to some Islamic theologian earthquake is caused when women do not wear Hijab/Burka.

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  • Sahar
    Sep 26, 2013 - 5:15AM

    Gwadar Florida Island

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  • jamshed kharian-pak
    Sep 26, 2013 - 5:36AM

    Little Pakistan

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  • Jlk
    Sep 26, 2013 - 5:58AM

    Lol! Dubai pays billions for making new islands and to keep them from going back under the sea. We on the other hand get free islands and don’t even use a penny on them

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  • Leela
    Sep 26, 2013 - 7:07AM

    Al New Shanghai.

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  • Imran Munawar
    Sep 26, 2013 - 9:58AM

    Quack Island ;-/

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  • Waqas Ahmad
    Sep 26, 2013 - 11:17AM

    Miracle Island

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  • Sep 27, 2013 - 3:51PM

    Awaran Quake Island
    or
    Gwadar Quake Island

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  • khan Sahib
    Sep 27, 2013 - 4:26PM

    As we already have one Isolate Island in Pakistan called “Islamabad”, I think we should call this second island “Kafirabad” to keep the balance.

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  • OG
    Sep 27, 2013 - 4:26PM

    Zulzula Island

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  • mohammad imran ali
    Sep 28, 2013 - 11:11PM

    salehin islandRecommend

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