This week has mostly seen a lot of protests, from workers of Aladin Park, Pavilion End Club who are trying to stop the government from demolishing their shops, to students trying to prevent government from holding physical examinations.
Then there was our Prime Minister Imran Khan who was the centre of roast spree by the twitterati, after his “insensivtive” remarks about the rape causes in Pakistan.
In between all of that the cricket fans, especially Multan Sultans fans, did enjoy the week as their team won their maiden PSL title after defeating Peshawar Zalmi in PSL6.
Let’s see some of the top hashtags that trended on Twitter this week in the country.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan had on June 17 issued a written verdict, in which they had given concerned authorities one week to demolish the Aladin Park, Pavilion End Club in Karachi. The court said that it has been informed that 400 shops have been built on Aladin Park and they are being demolished and the occupants of the shops have been asked to vacate them.
Soon after the authorities started the process of demolishing the shops, the hashtag started trending on Twitter with people urging the government to find a better solution for this problem, as livelihood of citizens was dependent on those shops.
In a recent interview with Axios on HBO, Prime Minister Imran Khan while sharing his views on “rape” and “temptation” said, “If a woman is wearing very few clothes, it will have an impact on the men, unless they’re robots. I mean it is common sense.”
Khan’s views on the issue hurt the sentiments of many in the country, and caused an uproar over social media, where people expressed their disappointment and called out PM Khan for his ‘insensitive remarks’.
Both hashtags ‘Imran Khan’ and ‘Rape apologist selected PM’ kept trending for few days on Twitter.
A massive explosion took place on June 23, at Lahore’s Johar Town area, leaving 3 people dead and two dozen injured. The bomb blast also damaged several vehicles parked near the blast spot and shattered windowpanes of nearby buildings.
The hashtag kept trending on twitter where people shared the latest updates about the incident.
Multan Sultans became the champions of PSL6 trophy after defeating Peshawar Zalmi in the final that was played on June 24. Sultans gave a massive target of 207 and triumphed over Zalmi by 48 runs to win their first PSL title.
Three players from the team bagged big titles for their stellar performances in the game, including Mohammad Rizwan, Shahnawaz Dahani and Sohaib Maqsood.
Sohaib garnered much praise from the cricket fans after making an amazing comeback and wining three awards including best batsman and player of the tournament awards for his performance in PSL6. He has also been selected in the men’s national cricket squad for the England and West Indies tours.
All schools, colleges and universities in Pakistan have started physical classes after getting approval from the government. It has been weeks now that government has issued directives for holding in-person classes and exams. However, the students are still protesting against the decision and is urging the government to cancel all board exams in the country.
The students are using the hashtags to raise their voices on social media. On the other hand physical protests are also being held in various cities across the country.
From : pk.mashable.com