Leader of the opposition Shahbaz Sharif recently returned to Pakistan amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Some quarters are already hailing him as the tech-savvy messiah we need in a time of crisis. But when is too much considered too much? Let’s find out.
Just when you think people are ready to be responsible citizens and take precautions pertaining to the Coronavirus pandemic, they let you down. This time people are suggesting placing the Leader of the Opposition in charge of the fight against COVID-19.
Shahbaz Sharif in the line of fire?
It all started when Shahbaz offered himself as the head of a government task force to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.
Why did people come to this conclusion? Because they felt the government is not doing enough with its lockdown and being a killjoy in ‘Shadi season‘. Meanwhile, the ‘younger’ Sharif is preaching precautions with his woke tweets.
Lest the world should forget: Over 80,00000 people in Indian occupied Kashmir still remain under an oppressive & crippling lockdown due to MODIVIRUS since 5th Aug 2019. Despite its available treatment, the world at large turned a blind eye and didn't feel their pain and anguish!!
— Shehbaz Sharif (Stay at home to stay safe) (@CMShehbaz) March 15, 2020
Our doctors, nurses, and medical staff are front-line warriors, waging this war for the physical well-being of all of us. They are our heroes & deserve utmost respect and cooperation. Govt MUST facilitate/equip them to ensure their safety, as COVID-19 cases increase sharply!
— Shehbaz Sharif (Stay at home to stay safe) (@CMShehbaz) March 16, 2020
— Shehbaz Sharif (Stay at home to stay safe) (@CMShehbaz) March 21, 2020
He even traveled all the way here from heavily infected Britain, to help?
Just landed Islamabad — aik doosray se faasla rakhain aur koshish kar ke ghar per rahain ta ke koi bhi hum main se is beemari ki waja se apnay piyaroon se juda na ho- Allah aap sab ka aur watan e aziz ka Hamiyo Nasir ho. Love you all!
— Shehbaz Sharif (Stay at home to stay safe) (@CMShehbaz) March 22, 2020
What you suggested British govt where 275 deaths confirmed.Did you say that they are incompetent to handle this virus?How people enter in UK without screening?
Ye Pakistan he hai jahan har Ullu ka patha, chor, na ahal aur Ghaddar uth kat Govt par Bhonkta hai @_NadeemZaidi
— Rozina Khan (@RozinaK30518010) March 22, 2020
It was actually this picture of Shahbaz Sharif wearing a mask even in isolation that wowed the crowd.
He came. He conquered. After few hours of his arrival, Notifications issues of Lockdown. First Sindh then KP, Punjab & whole country at the end.
— Taimur Malik (@Taymurmalik) March 23, 2020
But look a little closer, and gamers noticed something else happening here:
Why does Shehbaz Sharif have an Asus rog gaming laptop??? pic.twitter.com/IvyWsJUQpM
— Rohail (@rohayll) March 23, 2020
Professor Shehbaz Sharif busy in research for developing a corona vaccine. The nation salutes you sir, we are in your debt. pic.twitter.com/dCmkyRPNJO
— حمز ہ (@ihamzashakil) March 23, 2020
Shahbaz Sharif’s return amid the Coronavirus pandemic is even being compared to the return of a Messiah in a crisis. It’s being argued that he’s is the tech-savvy, armed with research so we ought to trust him amid a global pandemic?
Is it safe to say that he is prepared? That he is someone who does not only have his gaming life in order but also uses an ASUS gaming laptop for Netflix?
Yet some suggest we take this man’s word for it when it comes to fighting COVID-19.
— 𝑲𝒂𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒇 𝑺𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒓 𝑲𝒉𝒂𝒏 🦁🇵🇰 (@kashifsabir) March 22, 2020
Criminal negligence was committed by shehbaz sharif when you returned from uk instead of going into isolation ward you straight went into media gathering your whole leadership went to receive you at airport fck offf you are a joke https://t.co/KTRAS0Wdjw
— Saim khan (@saimkhanaa) March 23, 2020
And this was not criminal negligence 🙄 pic.twitter.com/6TuuezmrCJ
— Shaz Malik (@shaz_Insafiyan) March 22, 2020
Alright even if you can forgive such a gaming crime, what about coming in from an infected hot spot and not wearing a mask in public?
Genius Shehbaz Sharif Wearing mask when sitting alone, not wearing it in public.۔۔😷 pic.twitter.com/p49TEOizaU
— J O K E R ❤️🇵🇰 (@Jokeeeeeerrrr) March 23, 2020
At least we did get a few good laughs out of this.
PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has offered the government to use Sharif Group's hospitals as quarantine centres as part of his efforts to help contain the spread of Covid-19#CoronaFreePakistan
— PMLN Warrior (@WarriorPMLN) March 23, 2020
A country wide campaign has been launched to discover the 40 Hospitals a year that the great Ex-CM of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif in real life and current CM Shehbaz on twitter made during his 10 year stint.
Please join in and inform us of the whereabouts of these hospitals. pic.twitter.com/pdeqFvJQts
— Blue on Blue (@razzblues) March 23, 2020
At least this netizen put it straight.
Murad Ali Shah created chaos while being the province with most #COVIDー19 patients.
And now Shehbaz Sharif returns to Pakistan to create panic, chaos in Punjab.
In times of Global Pandemic these petty politician are playing with people life.
— Ali (@TheQazalbash) March 22, 2020
During this pandemic, we should remember one thing. Remember the person who’s been participating in misinformation on social media and having a ball at weddings. Yeah, that’s the person you should start holding accountable, even if its you.
— -Maimoona (@LucidViews__) March 23, 2020