As ties between US and Pakistan went to a record low this year, the anti-US sentiment became rife among Pakistanis.
The sentiment took a new toll when the Pakistani government announced reopening Nato supply routes immediately after the US apologised for the Salala cross-border attack which had killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
A trend “SayNoToNato” started trending in Pakistan on Twitter, but ironically, the trend was topped by “Happy 4th of July” in celebration of the independence day of the US.
Here are a few top tweets from the local twitterati:
Jawad Ahmed @ImamJawad
Life is too precious to be relaced with just an apology. America needs to do more #SayNoToNATO
Tamoor Raja @tamraja
Wonder what America's response would have been if Bin Laden simply apologised after 9/11. #SayNoToNato
Awais Aslam Mirza @mawaispk
Sorry for your loss" does not translate to "We apologize for (accidentally) killing your soldiers." is it Sorry? #SayNoToNato#GoAmericaGo
24 Pakistanis, 7 months, 11 words - "We are sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military." - Hillary Clinton #Shame#SayNoToNato
Shaikh Asad @ShakeSaab
They took 6 months for the "AFSOS" And we spared only 6 seconds to accept it #SayNoToNato #Shameful
Fatima Ali @FatimaAli52
22 #Drone attacks after salala incident, how can we believe #Clinton'is sorry for our loss'!! #SayNoToNato #Pakistan #US #Afghanistan#Iran
Tamoor Raja @tamraja
In #Pakistan cheapest thing to sell is our pride. We sell it for a five letter word "Sorry" #SayNoToNato
saher hayat @sherryhayat
It looks ironically funny when "happy 4th of July" is trending at no. 1 and #SayNoToNATO at no. 2 in Pakistan We r definitely a confused lot.
Hassan Khan @hassanK
Top two trends in #pakistan. #SayNoToNato and happy 4th july. We are one peace loving nation.
rashid rajput @rashidrajput3
After hundreds of drone attacks Pakistanis still promoting#Happy4thofjuly shame!! #KonHaiUmeed #SayNoToNato
Qaiser Shahzad @qaiser_shahzad
Today is the independence day of our indirect government i.e. USA ! Happy 4th of July.. #Pakistan #SayNoToNato #PTI
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