PTi Government has finally completed its first 100 days in office and started bombarding newspapers with the advertisements of its performance. Ironically, PTI is following the same path, characteristic of PML-N, thus refuting a case for a New Pakistan.
Criticism on PTI Government for Advertising 100 Days Performance
PTI, when in opposition, used to criticize PML-N for heavily spending on advertisement. Then, Punjab Government headed by Chief Minister Punjab was famous for publishing blank page advertisements as teaser for the upcoming projects and getting criticized for spending taxpayer’s money.
Now the public is shocked after seeing a dedicated page to PTI government’s advertisements in the form of newspaper headlines that showed its performance in a prominent English and Urdu dailies. Apart from selected newspaper headlines there was also a section with a sentence “We have been busy” or Hum masroof thay.
Unveiling 100 Days Progress
Apparently, these advertisements seem to be part of government’s unveiling of its 100 days progress. Till now, it is not sure whether the promotional campaign is being funded by the government’s resources or the party’s funds. But, one thing is clear that it is not receiving a welcoming response from the public. In fact, it is proving a case for nothing has changed in Naya Pakistan in PTI’s first 100 days.
Let’s have a look at what folks on social media are saying about it.
Such Advertisement Was Useless Despite Good Performance
#PTIGovernment is performing much better than previous governments but we are unhappy on today's advertisement in different news papers.
There wasn't any need of this kind of advertising.
Be mature and work hard.
— Engr Abdul Kareem (@Engr_AKareem) November 29, 2018
They were not expecting this at all
— 𝕸𝖚𝖍𝖆𝖒𝖒𝖆𝖉 𝖀𝖒𝖒𝖆𝖗 𝕭𝖎𝖓 𝕷𝖆𝖙𝖎𝖋® (@m_Ub_l) November 29, 2018
Saad Hamid was optimist that at least there was no photograph of a politician on top. It is to be noted that Shehbaz Sharif’s leader optimized portrait in any government advertisements used to be a common sight.
First ever government performance advertisement where you don’t see the photo of a politician on the top!
— Saad Hamid (@SaadGH) November 29, 2018
Few were calling it an absolute non-sense
This ad…….absolute nonsense🙄
— 💦Fouzia Ali💫 (@Fouzia281) November 29, 2018
A Better Alternate of Using This Money?
Folks were also opining that PTI Government could have better used this money in some progressive initiative like Dam Fund rather than spending on useless ads.
— Furqan Butt (@newriverunited) November 29, 2018
There were some hints at Aamir Liaquat’s second marriage as well.
— AHMED awan (ملک احمد رضا اعوان) (@ahmed1two1) November 29, 2018
Now it has become different for them to distinguish between PTI and PML-N.
— Na-Maloom Engineer (@KnightRises_) November 29, 2018
A harsh criticism for wasting taxpayer’s money?
What is wrong with PTI govt?
Wasting the taxpayer money on such crappy stuff by giving a half page empty advertisement. pic.twitter.com/4VtvMGxb0v
— Umar (@umar8528) November 29, 2018
Satisfaction of Social Media
The supporters of PTI government are also sharing the social media polls according to which a majority of people showed satisfaction to first 100 days progress. But, it is to be noted that there is no lack of controversies that government faced in three months of its tenure. Still it has been lucky enough to claim the credit of a historic event like opening of Kartarpur corridor, which has indeed helped government garner some favor even among its critics.