Twitter alert: Burnol for PML-N vs Pity for PTI

Published: May 4, 2012
Web-savvy PTI fans and others hit out at the PML-N via Twitter. PML-N supporters attempt to hit back.

Web-savvy PTI fans and others hit out at the PML-N via Twitter. PML-N supporters attempt to hit back.

Playing on a famous Pakistani tagline – “Jal gaya, Burnol lagain,” a mix of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) cyber fans and others hit out at their rival, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Twitter.

The hashtag #Burnol4PMLN trended locally, where web-savvy PTI fans criticised the Nawaz-league for family politics, failed protests and an ‘unsuccessful’ laptop scheme.

A counter trend – #Pity4PTI – was also created, but failed to acquire momentum.

Some interesting tweets from the #Burnol4PMLN trend have been selected and mentioned below:

Fasih ur Rehman

#MianSaab hun jaan dyo.

Sehar ‏

Nawaz Sharif was bowled over when asked abt the resignations from the assembly & questioned ‘ye live ja rha hai?’

mohammad sultan

Soon behind cycles and rikshaws u’d find another phrase,”nooray yaar tang na kar” I can see a revolution in the making.


After Success of #NoraKushti between PMLN & PPP, now AAZ presents #DIESELKUSHTA between PMLN, PPP and JUI-F

Shah Taj Ali Khan 

For embracing our rejected #lotas like #Marvi#Muqaam #EnverBaig #Likeminded

Shah Taj Ali Khan

#Laptop #Nawaz da, #BISP cheque #PPPda, #WatanCard #ANP da, Goli #MQM di, Par #Vote #Imran da IA


PML-N should respect the fact that PTI supporters are in majority.

Abdul Rehman

Nalaiq League!

Zia Ahmad ‏

Nawaz terey Jaan Nisar … Aik Do Teen Char :D


They talk about Merit but promote Maryam Nawaz and Hamza Shahbaz in party. Now we know what they mean by Merit

Afrasiyab Khan ‏ 

Shortest joke: PML-N is not family party

Some interesting tweets from the #PityforPTI trend below:

Hamza Malik‏ 

Jinnah wasn’t in “Power Hunger” like ImranKhan #Jinnah never advertised himself for memberships..!

Tariq Vaid 

Jinnah never falsely accused anyone for underpayment of his taxes. He always talked with the facts!


i wonder why paid people belong to some party always screaming here why not let impartial people say anything ?


AZAM SAWATI . what more can I say but #pityforpti


#PMLN saved #HEC by sitting in parliament. Sardar Asif Ali who tried to dissolve #HEC , is now prominent member of #PTI

Muhammad Waqas Iqrar

Immy Bhai want PMLN to resign but can’t get his own member awais leghari to resign from assembly.

Zubair Faisal Abbasi

#PityForPti needs to bring quality in trolls at least – some political sense may be good :)

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Reader Comments (36)

  • Hasan Awan
    May 4, 2012 - 7:50PM

    You know what the so called trends like #Burnol4PMLN and others launched by PTI are counter productive. The name calling and giving names in a derogatory manner is another trend now lead by PTI. In Politics there are many issues that could be discussed. But thanks to PTI that now you have to make fun of names, families and then have to defend yourself and that is not a healthy trend. Please do poltics of respect and dont call Nawaz as Noora or a famous word Ganja foe Nawaz being bald used by PTI followers. The point is that many old people are Bald as well and perhaps your father could be the one. Please dont bring such Unethical Language in Politics.


  • Falcon
    May 4, 2012 - 7:50PM

    Funny tweets…it seems like PMLN needs tons of Burnol ;)


  • May 4, 2012 - 7:55PM

    Some valid Burnol4PMLN tweets:
    Burnol4PMLN After BLOCKBUSTER failure of drama “Go Zardari Go”, now coming up with its sequel “Go Gilani Go”.
    Burnol4PMLN IK can take any anchor of world live & NS has to do ratta of Q&As even with family anchor :P Twitter Pic
    Amir Muqam, Marvi Memon, Sumaira Malik, Shahid Hamid, Liaquat Jatoi, Tariq Azeem are all cronies of Musharraf… nah. then whose? Burnol4PMLN

    Burnol4PMLN “PMLN postpones anti-Gilani campaign:. ye to hona hi tha after Rehman Malik press conf & Munter message via Tariq FatmiRecommend

  • Pungi
    May 4, 2012 - 7:58PM

    Inviting PTI to support them in their rallies… #Burnol4PMLN


  • Hasan Awan
    May 4, 2012 - 8:00PM

    @Falcon: My Falcon Brother do you know that Awais Leghari is a PTI member and he is in national Assembly as well on NA-172 PMLQ seat and never Resigned. Why PTI demans resignation of PMLN from the assemblies while their Own Leader is sitting in the Corrupt Parliament?. Please end this Hypocricy. Every Party have many Problems. PTI cannot take the resignation from Awais Leghari who got the same Fake votes and on the ticket of PMLQ and now PMLN should resign but Awais Leghari have the right to sit in the parliament. My Friend all parties are same because it is Politics of Pakistan so dont target one party only.


  • noor
    May 4, 2012 - 8:05PM

    pml n trolls are either benefeciaries or paid


  • Pungi
    May 4, 2012 - 8:05PM

    @HasanAwan Watch IK interview to Munizae Jahangir & u will get the answer… One seat cannot create flaw unlike PMLN which can create a big flaw in Punjab & NA by resigning…Use some mind dude..!


  • Shoaib
    May 4, 2012 - 8:06PM

    Pretty strange that the only party on the hitlist of PTI is PMLN. What about PPP, PMLQ, MQM, ANP and others ! Why no trends for them set by PTI?


  • Pungi
    May 4, 2012 - 8:06PM

    @Hasan Awan BTW Mind telling us about Taxila & Lahore rallies? MUkmuka Again?


  • Hasan Awan
    May 4, 2012 - 8:12PM

    @Pungi: You know In my childhood the first politicians i met was Benazir Bhutto. I am raised in that region where every second word was talked about was Politics. It will be the biggest mistake of PMLN to resign. Because as soon as they resign PPP will get their members and will get 2/3 Majority and will pass every resolution possible in Assemblies and that will be the death bed for Pakistan in general. Your discussion soes not make sense to me. I joined PTI when there was no one in PTI and I left it when now PTI is flying high. Many of my friends left PTI in recent days and there is a reason for it. Imran Khan’s Politics is based on some Personal hatred against one Personality and that is not good at all.


  • UseIt
    May 4, 2012 - 8:36PM

    PTI trolls win 1-0


  • May 4, 2012 - 8:37PM

    Because PML-N trolls were doing mischief for the last many days trying to trend PityForPTI. We ignored them earlier but today we decided to put a halt to their mischief. So in response we started the Burnol4PMLN trend today & it went to its peak.
    It is still trending but PML-N trolls are nowhere to be seen. May be media cell closed after office hours :P


  • Yasir Mehmood
    May 4, 2012 - 9:30PM

    And this is an achievment of PTI? what nonsense and wastage of time


  • Falcon
    May 4, 2012 - 9:35PM

    @Hasan Awan:
    First of all, even basic math suggests that Awais Leghari is just ONE person and his stance (which I agree is misplaced) can not be equated with much larger numbers of PMLN representatives. Secondly, for you having joined PTI first and having left afterwards based on your disagreement with IK’s style of politics. From what I have observed PTI has the most diverse spectrum of opinion in its ideological ranks. Everybody might not agree with IK on everything and that is what democracy is. But at the least there is agreement on major challenges the nation is facing and their resolutions. Lastly, if you are so disappointed from PTI that you ended up supporting PMLN, then please do some additional research on how the leaders of PMLN have either absconded or squandered limited funds from national ex-chequer. Between their asset holding patterns across the globe, money laundering legitimization schemes, extra-ordinary business growth rates, tax evasion, and fear based politics, you will find a lot of interesting info. If I had supported PTI for lack of a clear reason and left it for even more trivial reasons, then I lack in either clarity of objectives or understanding of pitfalls of alternatives or enough persistence to push through to the end.


  • yusuf
    May 4, 2012 - 10:24PM

    Its not about numbers, its about moral values and your PTI stance…..shame!


  • Muddassir
    May 4, 2012 - 10:29PM

    @ Hasan Awan… sorry bro, your logic re PMLNs not resigning is completely falwed (and as a matter of fact is really absurd). You are assuming that PMLN’s presence is the HoC that is saving this country. Bro, there are 180 millions live on this land, there is judiciary which has and will anull and void all unconstitutional amendments, and then there is ARMY. So no, resignining from assemblies will not change the shape of this land, instead it will put more pressure on PPP to hold early elections. But again…losing power, protocols, chief ministership,….and bottom line, PMLN will continue to ‘protect democracy’!

    So next time, pls bring a better logic that you can sell of this forum.



  • May 4, 2012 - 10:35PM

    They have included my tweets!


  • muhammad ibad
    May 4, 2012 - 11:30PM

    shazy s tweet was not from #PityForPti he belongs to burnol group technical fault in the article plz improve ur understanding


  • Majid
    May 4, 2012 - 11:52PM

    Clearly biased towards PTI and wrong statistics! Looks like author is following PTI fans mostly!


  • bhai
    May 5, 2012 - 12:11AM

    @Majid: hahahaha you didn’t check out the trending on twitter perhaps!


  • geeko
    May 5, 2012 - 3:21AM

    @Hasan Awan:
    LOL do you really believe that PTI followers represent the whole party ? I mean, are all PML-N “followers” saints ? You should take a look at the leadership to judge, not the (literally) millions of followers and, believe me, for everyone quitting PTI, there are ten others who actually join it – I see it in my own family, my father’s case (where being pro PML-N is nearly a religion) is the most eloquent, and ask your social surrounding they’ll give you the same feedback.

    Concerning Awais Leghari, Mian Mehmood-ur-Rashid recently said (Kashif Abbasi’s show, 30th April I think) that he was ready to resign if the party asks to, and don’t know how it is comparable to the mass resignation of PML-N walays as the main point is to trigger early general elections ; Awais Leghari’s case is therefore irrelevant in that perspective.
    Peoples like Javed Hashmi or Shah Mehmood Qureshi abandoned their party at their respective peak, perhaps that’s something you don’t see.


  • Ch Allah Daad
    May 5, 2012 - 4:37AM

    Elections are not won through Twitter or Internet. Its a tough task which is only accomplished in field. I will accept any punishment including supporting Imran, if PTI wins more than ten seats. The only condition is that all other parties including PPP and PML(N) are not banned.


  • shazy
    May 5, 2012 - 7:46AM

    tirbune included my tweet “shazy

    i wonder why paid people belong to some party always screaming here why not let impartial people say anything ?”
    But in wrong section , Every one knows what does i means by paid worker party :-)


  • Ihtisham Khan
    May 5, 2012 - 8:31AM

    @ch Allah Daad
    remember this day…but the thing is u are a PML N supporter if PTI wins more than 10 seats you will change just like ur leader but still i will print screen it and save it on my laptop just to remind u when the day comes…remember me…the name is ihtisham khan…only few months left..


  • Iram
    May 5, 2012 - 9:00AM


    PTI friends please send my following tweet as i don’t have an account yet.

  • aliza awais
    May 5, 2012 - 10:06AM

    Burnol4Pmlnl still trending… lol


  • popsaeed
    May 5, 2012 - 12:17PM

    Its requested to all PTI Troll if you have any allegation against Sharig brother and got its proof then dont waste your time in surfing go to court.Simply false allegation will not cause of winning election but may cause winning in surfing.


  • PakMan
    May 5, 2012 - 1:09PM

    Dear Tribune Web Desk
    The hash tag was #PityForPTI and not #Pity4PTI
    and it was trending way before PTI guys came up with a mimicked response.


  • mohammed ali jawaid
    May 5, 2012 - 6:57PM

    there could be youngsters making PTI popular. however, there are questions PTI or his chairman tsunami khan has never given. 1) giving hope to the people especially the young, on what basis? 2) what do you mean by bringing change? is it a slogan like Obama or real? if real what is it? BTW Obama’s change is nowhere seen in today’s US 3) first you announced to eradicate corruption in three months after coming to power then said to bring corruption to half in first nine days, how will you do both? 4) you are targeting PML-N only why? is it because you think Punjab vote is the king maker or else? 5) you never criticize people responsible for many ills of this nation e.g the dictators, why? 6) you always claim you pay more taxes than sharifs but never show any proof, why? 7) is it true you’ve built your hospital in Lahore on a land donated by sharif govt ruling Punjab at the time? 8) is it true you forced members of the world cup team to donate whatever earned from the tournament in 1992? 9) is it true you have no real road map for the country? 9) if you have one why don’t you show it to the nation? 10) how are you going to deal with USA and your neighboring countries to have a win win situation for all? how will you stop drone attacks? there are many but just let the great khan answer these, seriously please


  • Pakistani
    May 5, 2012 - 10:08PM

    PTI and PML-N..
    Are both these parties people representative?
    This is, for sure, the most childish politics in history!
    Please look forward to solve problems of the country rather cat fighting like nursery kids.!
    GROW UP!!!


    May 6, 2012 - 3:43AM

    HAHAHAH good job PTI damn i wasnt on twitter :/ missed time ;)


  • Born Political
    May 6, 2012 - 8:19AM

    Stores are dried with Burnol, PTI guys used tons of Burnol since taxila rally #PityForPTI


  • May 6, 2012 - 3:49PM

    Sad to note this is a news item! ET you need to #Change, before you are demanded to.


  • mohammed ali jawaid
    May 6, 2012 - 7:10PM

    your ‘research’ about PML-N and its leaders is commendable! one thing you missed out is that sharifs had a business since British India days.


  • zeeshan
    May 6, 2012 - 10:08PM

    @Hasan Awan:
    before being in trend of bashing PTI supporters always, please do take in notice the panga starter and their slangs…. every action has a reaction. i am not advocating this trend but please clear your own mess before critisizing…… grow up please.


  • Umair+Mirza
    May 7, 2012 - 12:24PM

    pity for pti is happening since long and EVEN TRENDED WORLDWIDE !!Recommend

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