Bakhtawar Bhutto, Zartaj Gul exchanged low-blows on Twitter and it's not funny

Published: June 13, 2019

PTI federal minister Zartaj Gul and PPP leader Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari recently engaged in a Twitter feud after NAB arrested Asif Ali Zardari under corruption and money laundering charges.

The Minister of Climate Change first took to Twitter to share a collage of grief-stricken Zardari, Shehbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Altaf Hussain, Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari with a caption, “No comments,” followed by an emoticon.

Bakhtawar promptly responded to Zartaj’s tweet but later deleted it.

“Obviously children have a higher IQ than you could possibly comprehend. Maybe ask that dismissed sister of yours,” she had written.

Zartaj replied, “ touched a raw nerve clearly! I’d recommend you console your sobbing sisters, rather than to tweet hysterically about Papa Ten Percent’s humiliating saga. Reports are he is losing his mind as he was grinning in the Court today. Another application for mental illness.”

She continued to mock Bakhtawar and said, “Disorientated and timid Bakhtawar deleted her tweet after a smashing and humiliating response I gave! Cowards!”

“After hearing your attempt at reading out loud I’m really just surprised you can spell disorientated. Give yourself a thapki, on the face! You’re doing great!” Bakhtawar clapped back.

And nope, it didn’t stop there.

“Goodness! A glutton for punishment, aren’t you… Tell Papa Disorientated Dentonic he has been arrested and not being taken to a guided tour of his stable that he’s inanely grinning,” Zartaj added. “Remind your sisters to keep faith. Application of mental illness again seemingly forthcoming.”

After this troublesome exchange, we can’t help but wonder why such low-blows were necessary to get a point across. Particularly by a party leader and a minister, who if anything, should be setting examples for people to look up to, instead of hitting new lows in social conduct.

We hope better sense prevails in the future.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Itiza
    Jun 13, 2019 - 9:56PM

    Someone is surely helping the minister with those tweets.Recommend

  • Samina Shah
    Jun 14, 2019 - 12:17AM

    Zardari is corrupt or not, let the courts decide. He spent 10 years in jail previously and nothing was proved. If corruption proved this time, he should get the punishment the law defines. As far as Zartag Gul is concerned she is totally clueless on anything on the world, not only the climate change. Her nepotism of appointing her sister at NACTA was exposed and failed miserably. I think her sister got her professor job also by illegal means. As she has no research track, she should be examined again to check if she is eligible to hold her professor post. Same is the case of Zartaj Gul. She knows nothing. Just take an ordinary exam from her in English and she will be exposed badly. It is a challenge.Recommend

  • Shabir Khan
    Jun 14, 2019 - 12:46AM

    Love cate fight not screen fight.Recommend

  • ABC
    Jun 14, 2019 - 9:24AM

    Superb tweets by Zartaj. Bakhtawar has been schooled Recommend

  • Karachiwala
    Jun 14, 2019 - 11:39AM

    By the way is that the level of minister to respond such tweets. Come on grow up. Your are a matured lady not a young lad like Bakhtawar. You should not get into such little issues.Recommend

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