Minister for Planning and Division Ahsan Iqbal is seeking suggestions from people on how to make Pakistan better under the campaign ‘Better Pakistan’.
In a tweet on Monday, he asked people to share a suggestion on how to make Pakistan better. His tweet garnered interesting and mixed responses from social media users. Some gave very serious suggestions while others criticized the minister and other posted hilarious comments.
A score of social media users said that he should resign. Many of them urged them to hold ‘free and fair elections’ in Pakistan which they believe would take Pakistan ahead.
Ask PML(N) & PPP to quit politics. Guaranteed results would be seen in no time. https://t.co/9IvYtO3tOa
— A. (@ByeArmish) April 5, 2023
Fair and Free Elections !! https://t.co/zLu9b24Rtq
— Javeria Siddique (@javerias) April 5, 2023
Legalize alcohol and weed, and make money 💰 https://t.co/EFEJTVezCA
— Sameer Siddiqui #TaxTheRich (@SenatorSameer) April 5, 2023
Free and fair elections immediately https://t.co/vXCuzgXHrH
— Muhammad Shoaib (@Muhammad333968) April 5, 2023
A number of individuals shared some useful suggestions.
“Fund schools, hospitals. Tax industries and shopping malls. lessen Taxes on salaried people. Increase Taxes on the elites of Pakistan and ensure that they are paid. Make necessities like drinkable water, education, and Electricity accessible and free for the poor,” said one Twitter user.
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Another Twitter user, however, gave an interesting suggestion in which he said, “Give interest-free loans to aspiring individuals (me) so we can fund our higher studies in Germany and support Pakistan via our tweets.”
Some have asked to end the quota system. Another one stressed the privatization of the state institutes. “Privatize Privatize Privatize. Privatise PIA, Privatise the airports, Privatise government resthouses, IPO part of DHA (this will actually help DHA also) on PSX, Privatise PSO, Privatise the Roosevelt Hotel in New York Only thing you don’t privatize is education and healthcare,” one said in his tweet.
Privatize Privatize Privatize.
Privatise PIA, Privatise the airports, Privatise government resthouses, IPO part of DHA (this will actually help DHA also) on PSX, Privatise PSO, Privatise the Roosevelt hotel in New York
Only thing you don’t privatize is education and healthcare https://t.co/eEMNaG0wi8
— Thucydides (@DThucydides) April 4, 2023
“Dissolve the federal assembly, call for elections, and go to McDonald’s (drive-thru only),” said a Twitter user while trolling the minister.
Dissolve the federal assembly, call for elections and go to McDonalds (drive thru only). https://t.co/dONFf87IyE
— Fawad Tariq (@fawadtariqqqq) April 4, 2023
Another Twitter user expressed his disappointment on how his proposal was not taken seriously by the party. “I send a whole plan to PML-N on following the Saudi style of foreign scholarship but just for women and then make it mandatory for them to come back and work in Pakistan for at least 5 years. No one really cares about good plans. People just want to show that they care,” he said while complaining.