They say don’t believe everything you see on the internet. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry disagrees, apparently.
For him, if he saw it on Google, it’s true.
Forget authenticity or double checking. Or using your brain, maybe?
Information Minister Fawad claimed that he used Google to calculate the expense of Imran Khan’s helicopter travel.
وزیراعظم کے ہیلی کاپٹر استعمال کرنے سے خرچا گوگل کیا تھا ، فواد چودھری
— Geo News Urdu (@geonews_urdu) August 28, 2018
Notably, he was being heavily trolled over social media for defending Imran Khan’s use of helicopter. He said its much cheaper than cars as it just costs Rs. 50-55 per kilometer.
We can see that the country is going places when our very own information minister uses Google as his source of information. How wonderful.
Users were quick to note this.
This is called change where an information minister is making statements based on google search.
— Sabir Ali Khan (@SabirActivist) August 28, 2018
One user tweeted this hilarious picture. We can safely assume that this was what Fawad Chaudhry typed into the search bar.
— malik zeeshan (@malik_zeeshan66) August 28, 2018
Another user tweeted this picture, showing an edited screenshot from Uber, the taxi app. The app shows a ride option with a helicopter. The caption of the ride says: Only available for the Prime Minister.
— Anees Jaan سنگھار (@Anees_JS) August 28, 2018
People wondered how anyone can defend this:
And khr aisi chawlein kaun defend ker skta hai. Your information minister has “google” as an answer. Wow. https://t.co/CgXm2hUUKH
— SRG (@sarimrashid) August 28, 2018
PTI supporters can defend a lot of unintelligent moves made by the incumbent government since they came into power but no one – not even PTI supporters blinded by love for Imran Khan – can defend this.
What do you think of the information minister’s blunder?
How much do you rely on Google to make important Governmental decisions?