Twitter reacts to top court's landmark verdict on Imran, Tareen disqualification case

Published: December 15, 2017
PTI chief had said he will quit politics in case of disqualification. 

PTI chief had said he will quit politics in case of disqualification. PHOTO: MUDASSAR RAJA/EXPRESS

As the Supreme Court (SC) read out the verdict on the disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen, denizens of the Twitterverse voiced their views on the proceedings.

The disqualified PTI general secretary took to Twitter and questioned top court’s verdict saying:


Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal were one of the first ones to acknowledge the decision:

PTI’s Faisal Javed Khan congratulated Pakistan on Imran’s victory


PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari was not behind when he chided:

Most of Pakistan’s Twitterati alluded with Bilawal:

One sent a scathing reminder to Tareen:


PTI’s Asad Umer took to Twitter to express his dismay:

PTI’s Faisal Javed Khan, on the other hand, expressed his excitement on the victory:

PAT chief Tahirul Qadri congratulated Imran Khan on the decision:

Imran Khan’s followers, however, remained ecstatic:

Some were so jovial at the court’s decision that they brushed off  Jahangir Tareen’s disqualification:

Which is pretty much what political commentators had been saying:

Others pointed out how the court’s decision reflected on previous verdicts in earlier cases:

One view which pretty much everyone can agree on:

Before the verdict was announced, however, some had highlighted various politicians (and citizens) would be praying for a verdict favourable to them:


Of course, many people were simply enjoying the show:

As supporters of both the PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) gathered outside the court at 2pm and traded barbs, commentators highlighted the tension.

Also, many people were simply impatient to hear the court’s decision.. and their impatience grew greater as the minutes passed:

Of course, for a decision, judges need to arrive first:

After an hour’s delay, the wait was almost too much for some to bear:

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