Social media reacts: Imran Khan escapes disqualification


The Supreme Court on Friday gave a clean chit to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, disqualifying the party’s secretary general Jahangir Tareen for life under Article 62 of the Constitution– hence finally putting an end to a saga that continued for over a year.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi on Nov 2 last year filed the petition, seeking the two PTI leaders’ disqualification over non-disclosure of assets and existence of their offshore companies, as well as receiving foreign funds for their party.

As it is always the case with Twitter, the social platform exploded with all kinds of commentary, by politicians and Twitterati alike, on the verdict and the subtle or ‘not so subtle’ long-term implications that it ensued.


Politicians from all major parties of the country had a lot to say on the matter, most of which was downright interesting:







Twitterati and analysts couldn’t stay behind as well. Many couldn’t help but hint towards how “happy PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi must be” because of Jehangir Tareen’s disqualification.
















All in all, with Supreme court rejecting NAB’s plea to reopen Hudaibya case and Imran Khan escaping disqualification, today was a particularly interesting Friday for both PTI and PML-N.