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, “Aww..it 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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