The former Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry, advised the former Minister for Finance, Miftah Ismail, to don an abaya before trying out Karachi’s famous eateries to satisfy his foodie cravings.
“Plz don’t too risky,” he warned in a tweet.
Plz don’t too risky… Wear Abba’ https://t.co/pi5uvcwAGQ
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) September 26, 2022
Ismail, a Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) member, had announced his resignation over the weekend. Amidst the devastation caused by the monsoon floods and the country’s crumbling economy, the 57-year-old had no option but to resign and become Pakistan’s fifth Finance Minister to quit his post in recent four years.
In a meeting with Mian Nawaz Sharif and PM Shehbaz Sharif today, I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister. I will tender a formal resignation upon reaching Pakistan. It’s been an honour to serve twice as Finance Minister. Pakistan Paindabad
— Miftah Ismail (@MiftahIsmail) September 25, 2022
Following his resignation, Ismail tweeted that he wants to head back to Karachi and hit up some of the city’s famous eateries for nihari and other desi foods.
The tweet went viral on social media, prompting Chaudhry to cheekily warn Ismail to wear an abaya because it is too risky for him to be seen in public.
In light of the recent incident of Chaudhry’s successor, Marriyum Aurangzeb, being hounded and verbally harassed by PTI supporters in London, he does have a point.
However, it appears as if he had simply tweeted to poke fun at foodie Ismail for failing at his job as the Minister for Finance.
Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry is a senior PTI member who was the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting during Imran Khan’s tenure as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, prior to which he was the Federal Minister for Science and Technology.
What do you think about Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry’s clever tweet to Miftah Ismail? Should he actually wear an abaya to protect his identity in public or opt for home deliveries? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.