Admit it, like the rest of the world, we Pakistanis shared a love-hate relationship with 2016.
We lost some of the world’s most iconic people (yes, Amjad Sabri’s death still hits home), the Panama Papers revealed truths we preferred not to talk about, Great Britain opted out of the EU, and then there was, y’know, Donald Trump being elected President of the United States… so this year definitely had us feeling low.
Looking back, these tweets pretty much nail 2016 because…
1) After all, 2016 was the year that took away a lot of good stuff and left us with… well, not much
What 2016 took away from us:
What 2016 gave us:
Worst year ever.
— Junaid Akram (@june_aid) December 13, 2016
2) It was also the year our bubbles burst and we realised real life kinda sucks
Half of my Facebook friends are getting graduated, the other half getting married. Either way, they're both in for a massive let down, lol.
— Junaid Akram (@june_aid) December 22, 2016
3) Black Friday! Mega Eid sales! It was the year Pakistanis embraced consumerism more than ever before (as if we needed to be worse at money management…)
— Akbar Chaudry (@AkbarChaudry) November 27, 2016
4) Only intermittent rumours of Imran Khan’s third marriage buoyed us…
I think Imran Khan has already gotten married because I keep seeing pics of this girl alone on her honeymoon.
— Saad Haroon (@Saad_Haroon) July 13, 2016
5) …until we realised he had more important relationships to focus on
— Sheikh Rashid Ahmad (@ShkhRasheed) December 28, 2016
6) It was the year that social media outrage had us hiding from Facebook’s wrath
"She loves me."
"She loves me not."
Flower : Please Untag me.
— paijhal khan (@the_jok_er) December 23, 2016
7) It was the year toxic masculinity showed us its terrible power
Toxic patriarchy killed her. A blood-thirsty media killed her. Unhinged masculinity killed her. #QandeelBaloch
— Sahar Habib Ghazi (@SaharHGhazi) July 16, 2016
8) It showed us the bleak future of our country
— Fawad Rehman (@fawadrehman) November 3, 2016
9) It was the year we favoured ‘style’ over substance
10) We were forced to consider how, even though Donald Trump was going to radically change America, our relationship with the West was likely gonna stay the same…
Trump: Who this?
Nawaz: Hospital se Shazia baat kr rahi hu please 20 million ka loan krwa do. Wapis kr du gi pic.twitter.com/w2W0CteUdv
— Ranting Pakistani (@RantsPakistani) December 3, 2016
11) Coz, you know, we don’t care about rules and stuff
NAB: Say No to Corruption.
Mian Sahab: pic.twitter.com/H3nxR0Qwif
— Junaid Akram (@june_aid) December 11, 2016
12) We hope the last of the traumas die with it
The last trauma of 2016 (hopefully): Taher Shah announces to release new song ‘Humanity Love’ today
— Hammad Anwar (@manihammad) December 31, 2016
13) We couldn’t handle everything thrown at us
14) It also shed light on the unhealthy relationship we share with our celebs
Momina Mustehsan—the one that got away 😢
— Ali Asghar (@LastRamboAlive) December 29, 2016
— innaPinna (@IlsaaSuhail) December 20, 2016
15) It was the year TV shows revealed our social divides
All people of Karachi "what a great final episode"
People of defence "Game of Thrones ka"
People of jauhar "Mann Mayaal ka "
— Shehzad Ghias (@Shehzad89) June 27, 2016
16) It was the year satire hit a little too close to home
So far the best thing about being dead is that no one can accuse me of blasphemy or kill me for being a Shia.
— JinnahTweets (@jinnah_tweets) October 4, 2016
17) Still, we gotta have hope… right?
*prays that I instantly become hot in 2017*
— Ayeshay (@champagne_lassi) December 28, 2016
18) And above all, let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself
January 2016 : This will be my year.
December 2016: Maybe not.
— Piaq !!! (@Lepiaq) December 31, 2016
This article is classified as humour/satire.
Courtesy : Dawn News