‘Our PM is a beggar’: PTI deletes old tweet as govt approaches IMF


With the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government finally making the “difficult decision” of approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout to address the mounting balance of payments crisis faced by the country, the ruling party has drawn the ire of thousands of social media users.

Amid the criticism that PTI is facing over its “double standards” – censuring previous governments’ practice of seeking loans and resorting to the same – the official Twitter account of the party’s Lahore wing has deleted a tweet that criticised the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government for approaching the IMF.

“Our prime minister begs to IMF like beggars,” the tweet, published by PTI Lahore Official (@PTIOfficialLHR) back in October 2015, read.

Ever since the government announced approaching the monetary fund, netizens had been retweeting the said post until the tweet “disappeared”.

The Twitterati, however, are continuing to remind the government of its earlier statements by flooding the microblogging website with screenshots of the said post. “Is that another U-Turn,” they are questioning.

Meanwhile, a few are using the same tweet to term Prime Minister Imran Khan what his party had once called former premier Nawaz Sharif.