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Is social media not happy with Fawad Chaudhry’s departure?

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Social media platforms were abuzz on Monday with all kind of epithets, jokes, sarcasm and photo-shopped images of former Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry and the newly appointed special assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Ashiq Awan.

Among the several photo-shopped images circulating on WhatsApp groups on the transition of recently replaced information minister, social media emerged with one image of the incumbent Minister of Science & Technology Fawad Chaudhry turned into a female and sitting in the information minister’s office.


The photo-shopped image shows Chaudhry hilariously sitting in the minister’s office and laughing, perhaps, on the arrival of Awan. Among other things, satirical comments on Chaudhry turned into a female sitting in minister’s office is one symptom and sign of the amazing level of creativity that exists in Pakistani social media scene.

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Chaudhry, who had a very robust, funny and comical style, used to criticize opposition all the time. Awan, on the other hand, had been the information minister before him. Interestingly, both the ministers have held key positions in the Pakistan Peoples Party government. Perhaps, people are still trying to digest this transition and this has led to funny comments and posts.

In another image, Chaudhry can be seen as portrayed Albert Einstein. The social media users are comparing Einstein’s mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 with Chaudhry’s statement that said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s use of helicopter from Bani Gala to PM House costs around Rs 55 per kilometer.