Former president Asif Ali Zardari addressed an energised crowd at the old Jinnah terminal upon his return to Pakistan Friday after nearly 18 months in self-imposed exile.
During his wide-ranging speech, Zardari spoke about how social media is redefining politics and evolving as an effective political watchdog.
But when you speak of social media, social media also speaks of you.
This is how Zardari’s favoured watchdog felt about his address, which he had started by sending flying kisses to his gathered supporters.
idk why zardari's flying pappis on live tv are making me laugh so hard
— Imaan Sheikh (@sheikhimaan) December 23, 2016
Some didn’t get what the big deal was about his return…
Zardari came back after 1.5 years I guess. Why are they making such a big deal about it? 🙄
— Momina (@momina_arshad) December 23, 2016
Literally, he is so not someone they wanted to celebrate.
PPP is celebrating Zardari's return as a war hero & not someone who ran away from country to avoid accountability & pressure.
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) December 23, 2016
In fact, his return was a bit irritating for some.
That Annoying and irritating moment when you realize that a beautiful city with beautiful and intellectual people are under zardari's Govt.
— Ahsan (@AhsanNadeem_) December 23, 2016
But hey, at least the songs were good!
The new Asif Ali Zardari song is pretty catchy tho#SilverLining
— Khan Sahib (@Khanabadosh_) December 23, 2016
Then there were those who critiqued his speech and didn’t quite like what they heard…
Media heaping praise on Zardari for delivering a balanced speech in comparison to IK & Bilawal. Seems AZ has kept some aces up his sleeve.
— Abdul Majeed Khan (@koolkopper) December 23, 2016
Looks as if the script of Zardari's speech has been changed at the last minute
— Wasif Shakil (@Wasifshakil) December 23, 2016
The PPP failed to gather an impressive crowd. Zardari was out of form, suppressed and afraid. His speech was not of an opposition leader.
— Muhammad Alam Brohi (@alambrohi2) December 23, 2016
But those who couldn’t be among the jiyalas at the airport went online to join the celebration.
— Zaman Hussain (@izamanhussain) December 23, 2016
And did not shy away from exhibiting strong faith in the former president.
— Asad Rahim Khan (@AsadRahim) December 23, 2016
Asif Zardari will save Pakistan, like he saved Sindh. Sindh will be super power Inshallah.
— Hammond Ansari (@Hammad_Ansari) December 23, 2016
Courtesy : Dawn News