The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) held a show of strength at Lahore’s Liberty Chowk on Saturday, where supporters were called to stand in solidarity with Hamza Shahbaz after his position as the chief minister of Punjab came into question yet again.
The PML-N supporters were entertained by an interesting performance that had the internet reeling with laughter. The video soon went viral which attracted interesting remarks from people from all walks of life.
Commenting on the video, journalist Cyril Almeida said that the PML-N can’t even seem to gather a small crowd in Liberty tonight.
In another tweet, he said that TV channels were on standby for an appearance of PML-N VC Maryam Nawaz. “No word on whether the small crowd caused a cancellation,” he added.
Former Focal Person Digital Media to Punjab CM Azhar Mashwani sarcastically commented that the video was not of any comedy show but it was a public gathering of the PML-N at Lahore’s Liberty Chowk.
Former minister for energy Hammad Azhar, taking a jibe at the PML-N, said: “Not sure why [the] PML-N needs to hire street comedians to attract crowds in their flop jalsas when their top leadership offers comedy free of charge every day.”
Journalist Rizwan Ahmed Ghilzai remarked on the low turnout, “Organic vs paid, the difference is quite clear at Liberty chowk.”
Senator Ejaz Chaudhary, commenting on the viral video, said that this is how the PML-N celebrates its solidarity day. “Kaptaan has made them crazy,” he added.
PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, sarcastically said that artists were called from some “unknown planet to warm the blood of people”.
“The performance is being aired live in 183 countries,” he added.
PTI leader Dr Iftikhar Durrani termed the jalsa ‘the beginning of PML-N’s end’. “PML-N mustered a flop show on liberty chowk, a further evidence that [the] PDM clan has no public support and [the] PML-N is done and dusted across Punjab!”
Journalist Asad Kharal questioned “what’s going on here?”
Former deputy speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Suri also took a jibe at the ruling party and said: “That awkward moment when you forget the password you’ve used every day for the past year.”