Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Saturday has finally responded to criticism of his proposal to eradicate poverty from the country with the help of poultry.
He cited the poultry initiative taken by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to silence the ongoing criticism on him for his ‘chicken formula’ to be implemented in Pakistan.
While sharing a news article on Bill Gates, PM took to social networking website Twitter, writing, “For the colonised minds, when desis talk about chickens combating poverty they get mocked but when “walaitis” talk about desi chicken and poverty it’s brilliance”.
For the colonised minds when desis talk about chickens combating poverty they get mocked, but when "walaitis" talk about desi chicken and poverty it's brilliance! https://t.co/bjvQQIVoRv
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 1, 2018
And after Imran Khan, his political party also tweeted in support of the premier’s plan and said, “Microsoft founder @BillGates launched a campaign to help extremely poor families in Africa by giving them chickens. However, when PM Imran Khan talks about it, it becomes an issue.”
“Propagandists really can’t rise above their hate!”, it added further.
Microsoft founder @BillGates launched a campaign to help extremely poor families in Africa by giving them chickens.
However, when PM Imran Khan talks about it, it becomes an issue.
Propagandists really can't rise above their hate! https://t.co/9QiGwpCeAA
— Tehreek-e-Insaf (@InsafPK) November 30, 2018
Earlier on Thursday, while addressing a ceremony to mark his government’s 100 days in office, PM Imran said that the government will give eggs and chickens to rural women so they can start their own poultry business.
He said , “The project has been tested and the government will provide injections to them for raising the chickens faster. This way they will have nutrient food for eating and more chickens and eggs to sell”.
It seems like Mr. Prime minister could not select the appropriate words to explain his point of view and the idea properly, since then it is being ridicule all over the social media and has been talk of town.
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) November 30, 2018
After listening to IK speech last evening, I am SHOCKED and concerned for our country. Eggs, Desi chicken, Kattas based economy at a time when fourth industrial revolution is on the horizon is a much too serious comedy. It shows what kind of agenda is being discussed in PM office
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) November 30, 2018
I will buy an Egg… Egg will give Chicken, that Chicken will lay many Eggs, will sell those Eggs to buy a Goat, that Goat will give many Goats, will sell Goats & buy Buffalo, that Buffalo will give many Buffaloes.
I will sell those Buffaloes to pay Pakistan's Debt:#Eggonomics
— Majid Agha (@Majid_Agha) November 30, 2018
— Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) December 1, 2018
On the 100th day, a dollar could buy a dozen eggs. On the 101st day a dollar can buy 13 eggs. Bas bahut ho gaya bhai. Kitni aur tabdeeli aaya gi?
— Miftah Ismail (@MiftahIsmail) November 30, 2018
#BillGates wants to give the poor chickens. What they need is CASH. https://t.co/TGEzLmvgDN please read this and gain some information … #BISP is an ideal program , admit it and work on it instead of your bullshit speeches on injecting chickens #UselessPTI
— meena gabeena (@gabeeno) December 1, 2018
Hilarious to see Insafians dig up a two year old article on the economic benefits of chickens as expounded by Bill Gates
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) December 1, 2018
Lol it’s great watching IK fanboys RT a 2016 article about Bill Gates’ Chicken poverty alleviation idea 😂 Someone tell these guys that Bill Gates himself has moved on from that idea and there are papers from business schools (top notch) explaining why this idea is unsustainable!
— شهاب صديقي (@HashUrTag) December 1, 2018
First u turns 'debate' died and was reactivated by a tweet. Now chicken and egg 'debate' was reignited again by a tweet. So in a parallel to modi and trumps' messaging strategy no matter what you do you end up discussing IK. And i think that may be an end in itself.
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) December 1, 2018
Imran Ismail is working on a new Chicken and Egg song for PTI, help him with the lyrics pls..
— Syed Ali Raza Abidi (@abidifactor) November 30, 2018
Although the criticism over the part of Imran Khan's speech which referred to poultry is totally over the top and is coming from people who don't understand the rural economy, this clip is just too funny to ignore. pic.twitter.com/sVuf4539Jq
— Blue on Blue (@razzblues) November 30, 2018
Khan Saab, please go back to your speech and see how you sound. It has nothing to do with colonization and everything to do with just plain making sense & giving logical reasons for the stuff you’re saying. 🤦🏾♀️ https://t.co/Q7tybFKZPR
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) December 1, 2018
Yep. Poverty elevation programs using livestock started by him flopped. It's simple economics, if you give every other person chickens, the price of poultry falls and well….it's no longer a profitable business. https://t.co/lZGaGe69Ej
— Hassam (@hassamt1) December 1, 2018