Pakistan PM Imran Khan defends egg and chicken plan after Twitter jokes

Pakistan PM Imran Khan defends egg and chicken plan after Twitter jokes

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s proposal to end poverty in Pakistan by providing eggs and chickens to rural women has become a big joke on social media, compelling the cricketer-turned-politician to defend his recommendation on Twitter on Saturday.

Addressing a ceremony to mark 100 days of his government being in office, Khan had said on Thursday that the government would give eggs and chickens to rural women so that they could start their own poultry businesses. “The project has been tested and the government will provide injections to them for raising the chickens faster,” Khan said. His “chicken and egg plan” met with funny criticism on Twitter.

Responding to the criticism, Khan took to Twitter to share an article regarding

Bill Gates’ chicken plan and wrote, “For the colonised minds when ‘desis’ talk about chickens combating poverty they get mocked, but when ‘walaitis’ talk about desi chicken and poverty it’s brilliance!”

Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party also tweeted in support of its chief’s plan, saying, “Microsoft founder @BillGates launched a campaign to help extremely poor families in Africa by giving them chickens. However, when PM Imran Khan talks about it, it becomes an issue.”

“Propagandists really can’t rise above their hate!” it added.

Here’s how Twitter had reacted to the proposal: “Asad Umer (finance minister): Sir, we are devaluing the Rs in order to balance out the demand… Imran Khan: TELL ME ABOUT THE CHICKENS? ARE THE CHICKENS OKAY?” tweeted Hassam Tahir.

Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, a Washington-based Pakistani journalist, said, “While proposing desi eggs and chickens to fix the economy & alleviate poverty, Imran Khan said a lot of work has been done on it, it’s ready. So this was the policy you guys were discussing all this time in the GHQ & PM house?”

Another person tweeted, “Dear Imran Khan, My Chicken didn’t lay an egg today. Please give them an injection.”

In yet another tweet, a person said, “Eggs, chickens, more eggs then more chickens. What nonsense. Please bring some realist policies to elevate the lives of the poor.”

Source: Times of India

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