Is Queen Elizabeth moving to Pakistan? – this week in Pakistan’s business and economics twitterverse

A long thread by Miftah Ismail is what we start with this week, but things get a little better and lighter (as light as anything in Profit can get) as we move on to how the government is consistently gaslighting us, the emergence of MMT bros, and the possibility of Queen Elizabeth moving to Pakistan because of the low petrol prices. Ariba Shahid brings you all this and more in this week’s social media roundup. 

LNG and NAB 

When it comes to economic decisions, Pakistanis have a way of making them political. People like Miftah Ismail and Shahid Khaqan Abassi have had their fair share of issues with the NAB over LNG related issues. 

{Editor’s note: As has been pointed out by this publication in previous articles, nobody wants to be involved with the accountability bureau. It is a bloated, vain, arrogant, and deeply misguided institution that is hurting Pakistan on countless fronts and giving grief to innocent people. Their attention is something you wouldn’t wish upon your worst enemy.}


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Government gaslighting 

After chikonimcs, we have kaddunomics which is an apt name for our inflation management. Also who are we to tell the government what to do but guys at least STOP GASLIGHTING US. 


MMT bros 

I absolutely love hearing MMT bros go on about MMT because it’s a buzzword for them. Understand the concept bro. And if there is one thing we will always do, it will be to fight people that think they have all the answers – particularly the different brands of finance ‘bros’ out there in the world. 


Do better 

Hammad, stop embarrassing yourself. You’re smart. We expect better. That said, sharing articles like this is an incredibly ton-deaf thing to do. We know you went to Aitchison College, but that really is not a very good excuse when you are a federal minister. Besides, for your own good, don’t do it because Shahzeb Khanzada will be smelling blood again, and this time it will look even worse if you try the “I’ll have a word with your manager” technique.


Lizzy cuts back 

When they say inflation is a global phenomenon, they mean it. Just look at the Queen. Of course, maybe if the Queen lived in Pakistan she would go around in a car instead. Remember, as the Prime Minister keeps reminding us, the petrol prices here are still lower than in the rest of the world. Elizabeth moving would also make for one spicy season of The Crown. 


Aren’t you the PM? 

I think this is one of those moments where the PM says his wife reminds him that he is the PM. 


Welcome to the bird app

We see Ghias Khan has finally joined the twitter bandwagon. We wonder if he’s just going to tweet work or will he be a troll sometime like me? Take some advice from a seasoned tweeter, you get in more fights if you work tweet but it’s far more fun to be a trol.


Cheap Chanel 

Who said Chanel is expensive? Pakistani markets show its dirt cheap. 


Progressive zakat 

Send out zakat declarations unless you want someone to deduct it for you. 

This tweet goes here just to show how my social media roundup is the Sind Club of social media roundups. For those that don’t get the reference, you’re missing out on some quality drama from this article:
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Ariba Shahid
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