News About COAS Bajwa’s ‘Egg Omelette’ At Islamabad Club Generates Memes
Twitter is abuzz with memes and tongue-in-cheek responses after an amusingly-worded report about Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s brunch with his family at Islamabad Club, where he ‘freely mingled up with other guests’, was published in The News.
Twitterari are questioning as to how Gen Bajwa eating his “egg omelette” merits a news report.
The article goes into minor details and reads: “He picked his food by holding his plate and waited for in a queue to collect his egg omelet. He didn’t ask for any favour. Interestingly the club administration raised screen for separation of seating for the General and his family, but he asked for removal of curtain.”
Journalism 101: What is news and what isn’t?
Not news: Man eats omelette.
News: Omelette eats man.
Know the difference. Thanks.
— Nadeem Farooq Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) January 25, 2021
— Nida Kirmani (@NidaKirmani) January 25, 2021
MashAllah level of reporting by Saleh Zafar Sahb!
“It was amazing to see that he and his family joined the other guests in taking the food standing in line for their turn.” https://t.co/OV1MXZnbfp
— Asad Ali Toor (@AsadAToor) January 25, 2021
“He picked his food by holding his plate and waited for in a queue to collect his egg omelet. He didn’t ask for any favour.”
Great reporting. https://t.co/tAdFze3b0D
— Aoun Sahi (@AounSahi) January 25, 2021
“It was amazing to see that he (General Bajwa) and his family joined the other guests in taking the food standing in line for their turn.” Great Reporting 🤦🏽♀️ https://t.co/dbqN51yh4P
— Annie Zaman အန်နီ (@Natrani) January 25, 2021
Aao sikhaun tumhain anday ka funda
Yeh nahee pyaray koi maamuli banda…🎵🎵 pic.twitter.com/T2s7VNVbAF
— Aima Khosa (@aimaMK) January 25, 2021
Saleh Zafar is not given enough credit for clarity in his writing.
He reports it was an "egg omelette" so there is no confusion
He explains how the food was picked up, by "holding his plate"
Almost feels as if one is in the room with the COAS, who "sat on a side chair" pic.twitter.com/QOxCMMIb0N
— Fasi Zaka (@fasi_zaka) January 25, 2021
BAJWA SAAAB FORGIVE US 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/LynUXjHjX4
— Riasat ki maut (@mahobili) January 25, 2021
The report has been written by journalist Saleh Zafir who is known to report on the activities of government and state officials with unnecessary details.