Twitter Responded to Capt. Safdar’s Dramatic Arrest – Research Snipers

Twitter Responded to Capt. Safdar’s Dramatic Arrest

Social media responded in mixed ways to the news regarding the arrest of Captain (retd) Safdar Awan—the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader.

Some people were speechless by the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) on time action and took digs at the PML-N leader. On the other side, some other including many of the PML-N supporters sent love for the son-in-law of the ex-prime minister of Pakistan—Nawaz Sharif.

Captain Safdar—the husband of Maryam Nawaz was arrested in accordance with the accountability court’s verdict in the Avenfield reference. He was arrested after he finished his address to his supporters in Rawalpindi earlier on Sunday.

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The PML-N supporters on Twitter showed their reactions of displeasure as the protest rally was not covered significantly by the mainstream media.

The most viral video clip on Twitter during the complete episode was of Safdar addressing the rally and declaring himself a political prisoner, who is going to jail for safeguarding the finality of the Prophethood (PBUH).

The official account of PML-N also posted the clip-on Twitter however, it was later deleted as that was not the actual reason for Safdar to go to jail as per the judgement of the accountability court.

A Twitter user was able to screenshot the post before it was deleted.

The excessive support that the public showed to the husband of Maryam Nawaz on social media took everyone by surprise.

A social media user termed Safdar as “shameless” for portraying himself as a “martyr”.

Another user inquired that whether Safdar would still be captured if he was a retired army general and not a captain.

Social media users also enjoyed when they spotted Shahbaz Sharif tweeting about Pakistan’s victory over Australia in mid of the arrest of Safdar.

Another PML-N supporter also hinted at the kind of crowd there would be when Nawaz Sharif would land.

Another user criticized the Avenfield verdict for granting only a year’s jail imprisonment owing to his former association with the nation’s military.

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