Defence Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Asif is receiving flak on social media after he shared a funny video on Miftah Ismail and the recent IMF agreement with Pakistan.
He shared a meme video on Tuesday showing Miftah Ismail singlehandedly saving the plane from crashing. The video likens Miftah to a superhero who saved the country from a possible default with a deal with IMF.
Asif captioned the tweet,“Three cheers for Miftah Ismail”. His tweet came a day after International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved 7th and 8th tranches for Pakistan.
The minister’s tweet went viral who received flak on social media for posting non-serious content on his Twitter account. Netizens have schooled Khawaja Asif for celebrating the approval of the loan that Pakistan has to pay back as well.
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 30, 2022
This is the defence minister of a nuclear deterrent country, shit posting. https://t.co/M8977CoPiv
— Zulfiqar ذوالفقار (@zdarugar) August 31, 2022
Former Minister Fawad Chaudhry also took a dig at Khawaja Asif. Fawad Chaudhry tagged Maryam Nawaz and asked her to stop Khawaja Asif tweeting after 9 PM. “Dear @NawazSharifMNS, please impose ban Khawaja sb tweets after 9 PM for reasons,” said Fawad Chaudhry. Tweet of Fawad Chaudhry received hilarious responses on Twitter.
PMLN has accused PTI of attempting to sabotage the deal with IMF. PTI had defended former federal Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin’s leaked audio call for allegedly “jeopardizing” Pakistan’s deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ahead of the lender’s Executive Board meeting scheduled for August 29.
Hypocrisy at it's peak!! Have never seen the global reputation of Pakistan go this down as much as it is today due to these 3 thieves! https://t.co/wJpwMdvZ4q
— Momina Abid (@Momina_Abidd) August 31, 2022
What a low levels we have gone to,,,
Really disappointed ☹️ https://t.co/39xTWNt0nh
— Khushnud Ejaz (@ejazkhushnud) August 31, 2022
According to the details, Shaukat Tarin allegedly asked Punjab Finance Minister Mohsin Leghari to withdraw from the IMF deal. In the leaked audio, which went viral on social media, Shaukat Tarin was heard directing Leghari to tell the lender that the commitment Punjab made was pre-floods and now the province “cannot honor it.”
To clarify, ensuring surpluses by provinces this fiscal year is a prerequisite previously agreed upon to revive the IMF program.
Earlier, Taimur Khan Jhagra wrote a letter to Finance Minister Miftah Ismail saying the provincial government could not fulfill the requirements of the IMF program due to various reasons.