ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul is once again in the spotlight after a gaffe on national television.
During an appearance on a private TV channel, the state minister referred to the death anniversary of former military dictator Zia-ul-Haq as his ‘birthday anniversary.’
When reminded by the host that it was his death anniversary and the day marks an accident, the state minister quickly rebounded and said the PML-N should observe this day as General Zia had supported their party.
The statement by the minister had social media in stitches which made no qualms in mocking the state minister.
“This is not the first case of #Zartajgul’s talent,” said Twitter user. “Beauty with no brain,” said another. “Zartag Gul reminds me of empty-headed blond jokes I read online and are prevalent in the West. Not a day passes, when we don’t listen to some pearls of wisdom of a member #PrimeMinisterImranKhan’s cabinet,” said another.
PPP spokesperson Murtaza Wahab and PML-N’s Mian Javed Latif were also present during the show and were in utter disbelief.
Federal Minister Zartaj Gul says it’s Gen Zia-ul-Haq’s birth anniversary pic.twitter.com/9PGsuHKZBM
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) August 17, 2020