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#BidenMujhayCallKaro — Pakistani Twitter runs free with memes about Imran Khan’s long wait

From Amitabh Bachchan to Yo Yo Honey Singh — Twitter goes viral with #BidenMujhayCallKaro as the wait for Joe Biden's call to Imran Khan continues.

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New Delhi: Pakistanis are holding their breath for one phone call these days — from US president Joe Biden to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. And they are showing it with the hashtag #BidenMujhayCallKaro.

Memes on Wednesday and Thursday featured a monkey, a goat and national security adviser Moeed Yusuf waiting by the phone, and an Amitabh Bachchan song from Sharaabi about ‘intezar‘. Even Reham Khan, journalist and the former wife of Imran Khan, didn’t spare him. She tweeted a photo with Sweetaj Brar and Yo Yo Honey Singh’s song lyrics: “Tu toh saadi care ni karda, time spare ni karda.”

 

It’s been about seven months now since Imran Khan’s wait began after Joe Biden’s inauguration. It’s almost like a lover’s spat. Except it’s not. This is more like the expectation of a first date.

In fact, security adviser Yusuf in an interview with The Financial Times said that Pakistan has “options” if the US government thinks that the phone call is a “concession” and added that every time Islamabad is informed “technical reasons or whatever”.

In fact, some Pakistani TV commentators began explaining the delay by saying Joe Biden wasn’t confident enough and wasn’t on a strong footing to make that call to Imran Khan. Because “he lacks substance.”


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Amitabh’s songs to Rajkumar’s dialogue

One user, Sharjeel Sarwar, even shared a clip of the song ‘Mujhe Raat Din’ from the 1999 Preity Zinta, Akshay Kumar and Akshay Kumar-starrer Sangarsh.

Tumhe bohot aata hai baatein banana…” is just one of the lines!

The best of the lot, however, is an Amitabh Bachchan song — “Inteha ho gayi intezaar ki” from the 1984 movie Sharaabi.

Ye hume hai yakeen.. bewafa ho nahi..fir wajah kya hui.. Intezar ki…”,  Twitter user Rajpoot wrote.

One user, Asif Akram Vohra, took it to a whole new level as he posted a clipping of renowned actor Rajkumar.

The meme fest just went on and on. One user shared an image of Joe Biden and Imran Khan on different phones. Khan says, “Biden can you please call?”. Biden replies, “absolutely not.”


Also Read: Asking US to ‘invest’ more in Pakistan isn’t the advice Biden should get from scholars


“I love you” Nawaz Sharif 

Amid all of this chaos, some started missing former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif. Fans of Sharif left love messages as well.

“Mian we love you..”

Even NSA Yusuf wasn’t spared.

“Failing miserably at the diplomatic front. Pakistan has already lost credibility amount the friendly countries and now this episode reflects a new low in our diplomacy,” wrote Sardar Nouman Khan Nassar, whose Twitter bio claims that he is the Senior Vice President of Nawaz Sharif’s party Pakistan Muslim League (N) in Balochistan.

One user even recalled the fact that Joe Biden had made the call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi but still not to Imran Khan.

One user shared a picture of a sleeping donkey, comparing it to Imran Khan’s situation.

One user, Mazhar Gilani, called Imran Khan a “puppet” and said that “Imran kept giving missed calls to Modi and now he is waiting for Biden’s call. But the world knows who to talk to and who not.”

All of these profiles reveal one thing — they are Sharif and PML-N loyalists. However, the situation remains unchanged. Imran Khan’s phone still hasn’t rung.

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