Special Assistant To PM Causes Awkwardness By ‘Inaugurating’ U-Turn
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Capital Development Authority (CDA) Affairs Ali Nawaz Awan is the butt of a joke for inaugurating a U-turn in Islamabad.
According to a tweet, the PM’s aide inaugurated the U-turn in the Satra Meel area of Bhara Kahu.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Opposition has repeatedly mocked the government, especially Prime Minister Imran Khan, for backtracking on its decisions. They have also dubbed PM Imran as ‘master of U-turn’ for changing his mind constantly.
Soon after the news was posted on Twitter, netizens couldn’t hold themselves from commenting on this development. They roasted those who were a part of the inauguration or attended the event.
😂😂 Special advisor to PM inaugurated a 𝗨-𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻 in Satra Meel area of Bhara Kahu. pic.twitter.com/qrpk2kNB1V
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) September 30, 2020
U-turns of Imran Khan
Prime Minister Imran Khan says taking a ‘U-turn” was a “hallmark of great leadership’. In a message posted on his official Twitter account in Nov 2018, the prime minister said, “Doing a U-turn (sic) to reach one’s objective is the hallmark of great leadership just as lying to save ill-gotten wealth is the hallmark of crooks”.
Doing a U-turn to reach one’s objective is the hallmark of great leadership just as lying to save ill-gotten wealth is the hallmark of crooks.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 18, 2018
The PM said he wouldn’t live in the Prime Minister House – he would instead live in the residence of the Military Secretary to the PM, which incidentally is also within the boundaries of Prime Minister House. However, he doesn’t stay there either – commuting between the Prime Minister Office and his own Bani Gala residence every day, usually by helicopter.
The PM and senior members of the government have repeatedly said that they will either have no protocol or will sharply reduce it and will not inconvenience the public when they travel. However, that has been repeatedly seen to not be the case.
Upon taking his oath of office, one of the first announcements made by the government was that the PM would travel on commercial flights and not use the official jet of the Prime Minister. The PM had also said that he would not embark on any foreign trips in his first 90 days in office. The foreign minister said that he too would travel only on club class. Neither of those pledges was kept.
The PTI has always claimed that it is against dynastic rule and against nepotism. Despite that, Imran Khan’s close friends have been given choice posts in the new government.