Parody country Pakistan’s armed forces spokesperson Asif Ghafoor has reduced himself to a troll. Last night, about two hours before midnight, he tweeted how it is ‘150 minutes’ to ‘Black Day’.
Count down for Black Day….
Starts in 150 minutes.
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) August 14, 2019
He meant to say Indian Independence Day is ‘Black Day’ for reasons best known to him. Considering Pakistan was created a day prior, he most probably got the dates mixed.
At midnight, though, Indian Army veteran, Major Gaurav Arya (retired) tweeted to him whether he won’t wish the daddy with the hashtag ‘#AbbuKoWishNahiKaroge’.
— Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) (@majorgauravarya) August 14, 2019
Soon enough the hashtag picked up and it was trending on Twitter. Some tweeted the iconic image of Pakistan surrendering after the 1971 war at Dhaka when Bangladesh was born. 93,000 Pakistani soldiers surrendered to Indian Army on 16th December, 1971.
Hope you ( @pid_gov ) utilize this time to go to countries and beg for debt
Please frame this pic and hang it on your wall it will keep reminding you your aukaat….#IndiaLetsMove #IndiaIndependenceDay #india pic.twitter.com/NxKF9E8hMm
— Naveen Patel (@NaveenRajAryan) August 15, 2019
Some even mocked Ghafoor for using Twitter trend to threaten India.
30yrs back: Pak Fauj would threaten with count down of war
20yrs back: Fauj would threaten count down of nukes
10yrs back: Fauj would threaten with count down of terror attack
Now: Pak Fauj threatens with count down of Twitter trend ??#IndependenceDay2019 #AbbuKoWishNahiKaroge pic.twitter.com/UO1nJQyKwi
— Nishant Rathore? (@MywayorHighway_) August 15, 2019
Major Ghafoor’s shenanigans
The abrogation of Article 370 in erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir last week has rattled Pakistan to the core. Last month, Major Ghafoor had shared a doctored video of Air Marshal Keelor speaking on ’65 war as Balakot airstrikes. In a seemingly drunken tweet after the historic decision of abrogation of Article 370, Ghafoor proclaimed that Pakistan will ‘take Kashmir back‘. “It won’t be until just struggle of our Kashmiris succeeds. It will IA succeed,” he had tweeted. ‘IA’, by the way, stands for InshaAllah not Indian Airlines (which is now Air India, but Pakistan is stuck in 90s) or any such thing which could be *cough* hijacked *cough*. It may appear like it is a typo, but Ghafoor just abbreviated InshaAllah.
And Pakistan expects the rest of the world to take it seriously.