#MartialLaw – Memes rain online after Zaid Hamid puts Pakistan on 'high alert' during blackout

07:54 PM | 10 Jan, 2021
#MartialLaw – Memes rain online after Zaid Hamid puts Pakistan on 'high alert' during blackout
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Defence commentator and columnist Zaid Hamid gathered quite a lot of unwanted attention last night as Pakistan went through the nationwide blackout by suggesting threats to national security in a tweet where he said, “Power breakdown in entire Pakistan! Pakistan Air force be on red alert! Guys, be ready...!”

Pakistani Twitterati took this by the teeth and proved once again how they deal with such statements – with wit and sarcasm. The hashtag #MartialLaw soon became trending in the country.

Judging from the tweets, we’re sure some of them were pretty upset when the blackout turned out to be just a powerline failure.

Here are some tweets that show how lightly most Pakistani people take conspiracy theories and how they deal with issues like blackouts: