With the polling day over and results coming out, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) looks in a strong position to form the next federal government.
There’s no doubting the fact that Pakistani youth made their voices heard in this election, either by using the power of their thumb or by expressing their views over social media. Be it fierce political contests between rival candidates, or the general mood of the voting public, one thing is for sure. This election season brought some great memes and social media reactions from Pakistanis online.
Let’s have a look at some of funniest reactions by the Twitterati.
Where there’s Aamir Liaquat, there’s controversy. His candidacy has been a divisive one, with both his supporters and detractors having a lot of thoughts regarding his win:
People who voted for Amir Liaquat pic.twitter.com/EMODmc0y81
— Shumail (@Shumyl) July 26, 2018
In all of this, I'm just glad Rana Sanaullah lost and will not be in the assembly. That made me happy and then I saw Amir Liaquat winning. There goes the happiness… #ElectionPakistan2018
— Ali Gul Pir (@Aligulpir) July 26, 2018
For many voters, some incentives were too good to pass up on:
Right now Espresso is more crowded than some of the polling stations. pic.twitter.com/tH3YUlA4RY
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) July 25, 2018
And then there are some tweets that haven’t aged well…. or have they?
— Masroor Qaiser (@kaif0066) July 26, 2018
Imran Khan won. And that’s all people know:
The wait for the election results was a huge story in itself. Just like the recently concluded Football World Cup:
— Asi Malik (@asibaki40) July 25, 2018
There were some popular culture references thrown around as well:
We all need his confidence.
I put my thumb online. Did you?
— Tafheem Bangash (@Mister_Poizon) July 25, 2018
The jokes keep coming in:
Dollar 💵 inshallah 20 Rs ka hoga..#NayaPakistan
— Riz (@JawanSnow) July 26, 2018
As do the prayers as well:
— Farrukh Shahzad Chauhan (@FarrukhFL) July 25, 2018
There was no shortage of cricketing terms thrown around on social media to describe the excitement of the day:
— Noreen Zehra (@NZehra_) July 25, 2018
Issey abhi bhi yaqeen nahi aa raha. ARY ka record hee kharab hai, can't blame him. pic.twitter.com/04GbNfUDQ6
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) July 25, 2018
Did you vote?
Me to frnd:
Bhai vote kisko diya?
He: Vote imanat hai
Isko kisi ko de kar zaya nahi karna chahye
— BLACK (@MunhPhatt) July 25, 2018
The race for Biryani?
— ᗅℍℳᗅⅅ Տℍᗅℍ (@Ahmad___Noor) July 26, 2018
Today should have been off.
Could you please update Pakistan on Google Maps? Jab se Naya Pakistan bana hai office ka address hi nahi mil raha :/ #ElectionPakistan2018#ElectionResults2018 #PrimeMinisterImranKhan
— Arslan Naseer – CBA (@ArslanNaseerCBA) July 26, 2018
Trial by combat?
Can we have a Rana Sanaullah vs Aamir Liaquat fight-to-the-death in the first parliament session? Trial by combat let aao, inka aur koi hal nahi
— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) July 26, 2018
The ancient Qaim Ali Shah congratulates Imran Hashmi … wait, Khan.
After Sacred Games, here is the Game of Thrones.
Just asked someone to explain Pakistan elections to me and pic.twitter.com/fRbWQxR9tD
— Hashashin (@HashashinTag) July 25, 2018
Meanwhile, the N League supporters.
My account was hacked by Abid Sher Ali . He was behind all those tweets made against PTI . Just got my account recovered . #NayaPakistan
— Phupho (@Phuppho) July 25, 2018
If ' Vote zaya karna ' was a picture . . . . pic.twitter.com/fN9miIK4Ny
— Muhammad Usman (@superusman01) July 25, 2018
Imran Khan is ready.
Jani sherwani k design to check kr online… pic.twitter.com/ZrKeuQEjqW
— 🔥محمد علی® (@muhammadali_174) July 25, 2018
Not for marriage, of course.
Yaar is baar sherwani wazir-e-azam wali seena dulhay wali nahi pic.twitter.com/JwNSLuQBjv
— Mark ZingerBurger🍔 (@FBkaBaap) July 25, 2018
Poor Farooq Sattar.
Uncle wo hmary vote sahi ni ginnay unho ny pic.twitter.com/Yu82ZXDDwl
— Dr. Haris Rashid 🍎 (@hrofficial786) July 26, 2018
Disclaimer: These memes are intended for light-hearted purposes only and are not meant to hurt political parties or individuals.
Got some memes or reactions that we missed out on? Let us know in the comments below.