Twitter alert: The lighter side of Hafiz Saeed's bounty

Published: April 3, 2012
"Why do Drs, professors always get in trouble? Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, Dr Aafia, Brofessor Hafiz Saeed, Dr AQ Khan". PHOTO: AFP

"Why do Drs, professors always get in trouble? Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, Dr Aafia, Brofessor Hafiz Saeed, Dr AQ Khan". PHOTO: AFP

Today’s top trend in Pakistan was “Hafiz Saeed” following the US announcing a $10 million bounty on the founder of banned group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Comments by local Twitter users were mixed, with some lauding the bounty, while others pointed out issues with the announcement, including questioning the timing of this decision in relation to Pak-US ties and NATO supply routes.

Humor and sarcasm captured the bounty trend, with many jokes going viral online. Here is a collection of just a few.

Top Tweets

majorlyprofound ‏ @majorlyprofound

Why do doctors and professors always get into trouble? Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, Dr Aafia Siddiqui, Brofessor Hafiz Saeed, Dr AQ Khan ….

Jayant Singh ‏ @jayantsingh_in

Hafiz Saeed is somewhere in Pakistan. . That’s a clue… So now does that make me eligible for $10 million award?

Usama Khilji ‏ @UsamaKhilji

Bounty on Hafiz Saeed, Kit Kat on Bush?

Urooj Zia ‏ @UroojZia

WHAT?! There’s a US$10mil bounty on Hafiz Saeed’s head? But the man roams the country, freely! I call dibs on bounty-monies. Whom do I tell?

Faking News ‏ @fakingnews

If India had announced the bounty, Hafiz Saeed would have surrendered, got 51 crores, would have given 21 crores in bribe, and escaped.

KangressPR ‏ @KangressPR

Hafiz Saeed promises to ball a no-ball for 10 million dollars.

Rezaul Hasan Laskar ‏ @Rezhasan

Dear US State Department, hope you’re aware that Hafiz Saeed’s home in Lahore is guarded by policemen. #bounty #fail

Omer Jawaid ‏ @Omzerr

The dude with the best chance of killing Hafiz Saeed is probably his mehndi supplier

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Mj
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:25PM

    “The dude with the best chance of killing Hafiz Saeed is probably his mehndi supplier”

    Loved this one.


  • FS
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:30PM

    Omer Jawaid’s was hilarious


  • Pinky
    Apr 3, 2012 - 7:55PM

    Lol @ O J’s tweet..we are a funny nation ;)


  • Mr. Righty rightist
    Apr 3, 2012 - 8:46PM

    Mehendi Suppliar!!!!



  • kaalchakra
    Apr 3, 2012 - 9:31PM

    Let’s not make wild assumptions about Hafiz Saeed being in Pakistan. Parvez Musharraf – the moderately enlightened leader – has already issued an official denial of the tendentious charge. If someday he IS discovered in Pakistan, he had better be prepared to pay hefty fines for illegally residing in the country.


  • PS
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:56AM


    You are funny my friend..but thats a fact…Paki Police/Army/ISI are less powerful than his mehndi supplier….


  • shadi
    Apr 4, 2012 - 3:36AM

    I put dibs on the Shariff brothers claiming it before anyone else..they are after all closest to him :O


  • Rex Minor
    Apr 4, 2012 - 5:55AM

    The ten million offer was a code message to navy seals to get ready for the next mission, this time to Lahore! They better come over with three helicoters this time since they will have to confront Punjab police, not women children and an old sick person.

    Rex Minor


  • AIN
    Apr 5, 2012 - 8:42PM

    Omar javaid…..O m g WAT A COMMENT…..


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