The Supreme Court of Pakistan, on Tuesday, issued the long-awaited detailed verdict in the contempt of court case against Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, which cited 70 reasons for the premier’s conviction.
Accompanying the verdict was a six-page long note by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa where after quoting poet Khalil Gibran’s Pity the Nation, he made his own 321-words addition to poem. Quoting Gibran kicked off a #PitytheNation trend, where the people of Pakistan shared their own woes about the state of the country.
#PityTheNation that lives without electricity in 2012
#PityTheNation where there is 22 hrs loadshedding in Multan, 18 hrs in Lahore & solution is a creating a new province #SouthernPunjab #PPP
#PitytheNation where dogs have more rights than humans
#PityTheNation Who Has Imran Farhat As Opener, Junaid Zia
AsBowler, Veena Malik As Actress, Awais Lovely As Youtube Star
#PityTheNation where you can go to jail for flying a kite, but not for openly going against the Supreme Court.
#PitytheNation which doesn't do justice to Shaheed @SalmaanTaseer and convict a barbarian like Mumtaz Qadri #Pakistan
I dont #PityTheNation,I pity myself for doing nothing but tweet abt the miserable state of Pakistan, a country that's drowning in self pity
#PityTheNation that in a protest against #LoadShedding burns its own property #Pakistan
When a country surrenders its sovereignty, perhaps sovereign default isn't that big a deal any more :'( #PityTheNation #Pakistan
#pitythenation where people rant against the US but are the first in line to get a visa for the same destination.
#PityTheNation which protests against tax on sms but keeps silence against corruption.