Twitter alert: Qadri's deadline and PM Ashraf's arrest

Published: January 15, 2013
As #longmarch, #KSE, PM Ashraf and #tuQ began trending on twitter, local twitterati began to put the pieces together.

As #longmarch, #KSE, PM Ashraf and #tuQ began trending on twitter, local twitterati began to put the pieces together.

While Tahirul Qadri called for a revolution in Islamabad, in an interesting turn of events,  the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf’s arrest in the rental power case.

A mere coincidence?

The local twitterati begged to differ as they began buzzing about a well-thought out conspiracy.

As #longmarch, #KSE, PM Ashraf and #tuQ began trending on twitter, the local twitterati began to put the pieces together.

Top tweets:

Is the Supreme Court of #Pakistan mounting a judicial coup in league with Tahirul Qadri?

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

Congrats to Pak nation! Half speech delivered & half goal achieved. Tomorrow, I’ll deliver second half & you’ll achieve remaining goals.

omar r quraishi

Coincidence much? Tahirul Qadri had been asking for SC to have say in formation of caretaker govt – also called PM ‘former PM’ earlier today

Rezaul Hasan Laskar

Asma Jahangir: Only a naïve person will think that there’s no connection between order for PM’s arrest and #TuQ‘s protest.

Osman Khalid Butt

Chief Justice ki timing pe maa sadkay! #TuQ

As Qadri huffs and CJP puffs, the Karachi Stock Exchange crashes … 

Zain..Abdullah Zain

I wish Christopher Nolan would’ve directed this movement. Qadri to PM: Do you feel in charge? #tuQ #longMArch

Mehreen Zahra-Malik‏

Qadri did tell us last night that the PM was ‘ex’ now. Guess he knew something we didn’t. Probably had a vision about what CJ would announce

Aijaz Soomro

#LongMarch triggers #SC to order arrest of the kleptocratic rental democracy! HAHAHA AHHAHA HAHAH ROFL… LMAO… :D

Amber Rahim Shamsi

If #TUQ‘s purpose was to destabilise Pakistan, then the #LongMarch has succeeded

Anjum Kiani 

#LongMarch attendees fall in Sajda & offer Nafal of thanks after decsion of the order to Arrest PM Ashraf in 24 hrs comes in. #TUQ

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Reader Comments (7)

  • tehreem,
    Jan 15, 2013 - 4:19PM

    the main culprit is sitting in the president house, get him out and then things would get better!


  • Pakistani!
    Jan 15, 2013 - 4:36PM

    For God sake, talk some sense. I mean Supreme Court is the SUPREME body of any country. Its absurd to say that they are influenced by mere a canadian citizen. The case had been in court for many days with investigation in progress. Now they have found out the truth they gave out the decision. What do you guys expect that SC would delay their decisions just for this Qadri thing?


  • Tch tch
    Jan 15, 2013 - 5:01PM

    What a selective choice of tweets!!
    Could have just written an Editorial instead.


  • muhammad
    Jan 15, 2013 - 6:04PM

    mmm, mullah, military & munsif ittehad


  • sattar rind
    Jan 16, 2013 - 2:19AM

    its would be shameful day for Pakistan when they derailed democracy in this country


  • Jan 16, 2013 - 9:30PM

    Pls do not attributed the court decison with the long march
    It is coincident not delibrately,
    The case was already in the court and decided by the court after considerable time
    nothing more.


  • Syed Nasir Mehdi
    Jan 19, 2013 - 4:00AM

    one of the RPP inquiry officer is sent to alam-e-barzakh, He himself choosed or some one gave him push. His senior should be alert he may be next.Recommend

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