When politicians goof up on occasion, Twitter often has a field day trolling the party who made the blunder. Let’s put Pakistan on Rank 1 – they can’t seem to stop being in the news for its minor goof-ups. In recent times alone, Pakistan’s ruling party led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the regional Facebook page shared a live press conference with a cat filter on. A Pakistani anchor, recently confused ‘Apple Inc’ with the fruit, and now Pakistan Awami Tehreek Secretary-General, Khurram Nawaz, shared a video of a simulation from the popular game GTA, assuming it to be real. The footage was soon recognized to belong to the video game, Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV/GTA5).
Twitter started to destroy this goof with hilarious replies:
So this guy really did share a GTA 5 video montage praising the pilot . Brilliant Gandapur Sahb 😂 https://t.co/Rhs1t3IvrT— Muhammad Usman (@us_man6697) July 7, 2019
When you are not used to play GTA or other games or watch movies with good Grpahics 😂 https://t.co/yhXSEoYpRd— Edwin Antony (@edwinantonys) July 7, 2019
Lol… Presence of mind or absence of mind? 🤣🤣🤣— जय श्री राम (@dokaurikaadmi) July 6, 2019
😂some one tell him please 😂 https://t.co/cBx7jmlYLo— Devansh Gandhi (@Devansh_G) July 7, 2019
The number of trolls and replies to the ‘praise’ led to Khurram Nawaz to redact his tweet. However, an archived version of the original tweet can still be found here. The footage of the ‘miraculous narrow escape’ comes from a Youtube video, from the channel TheUiGamer, which shows a simulation of the videogame GTA V. The player controls the flight as an oil-tanker comes on the runway right as the flight lands.
Definitely, Pakistan needs a better fact checker or one who can identify the difference between reel and real.