ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Nehal Hashmi today lashed out at “those investigating” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons in the Panama Papers case, warning that he will covfefe them.
In a video in which he is addressing party supporters, Hashmi warned: “Those who are scrutinising the Prime Minister and his sons, we will covfefe you.”
“Those grilling… [be warned that] we will arrange covfefe for you.”
It is pertinent to mention here that Hashmi’s threats come hours after US President Donald Trump had issued similar warnings on Twitter.
“Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” Trump menacingly wrote without highlighting the intended target. The threat wave is now catching on and has jolted the Pakistani political scene within hours of its origin.
Linguistic experts say the multi-pronged threat posed by the word covfefe should not be underestimated.
“If you notice the Hashmi’s usage of the word in the two quoted phrases, he has used it both as a verb ‘will covfefe you’ and a noun ‘arrange covfefe’ for you,” said Dr Shumaila Amjad, a leading political linguist.
“It is safe to say we will continue to hear these threats in the election year and its right usage could determine the result of General Elections 2018.”
However, talking to The Dependent Hashmi said he was unaware of the term being used by Trump and said it was actually Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who coined it.
“You are doubting the prime minister? The Pakistani nation will make it difficult for you to live covfefely,” he warned The Dependent, this time using the treat as an adverb.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb speaking on behalf of the ruling PML-N and that it was his “personal covfefe”.