In a seemingly lighthearted moment on social media, former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal poked fun at current Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi, telling him to “take it easy man.”
“Learn to enjoy humour,” Iqbal said, before going on to advise Afridi not to get distracted by tweets.
“You have a tough job don’t be distracted by opposition tweets.”
Take it easy man. Learn to enjoy humour. You have a tough job don’t be distracted by opposition tweets. https://t.co/RrGY9DNBwG
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) September 25, 2018
The social media jab came after Shehryar Afridi angrily responded to a tweet Ahsan Iqbal had earlier made, in which the former interior minister had joked that the fortunes of the Pakistan cricket team seemed to be taking a turn for the worse since the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) came into government.
“Has the shadow of ‘Naya Pakistan’ affected previously pretty good cricket team as well,” Ahsan Iqbal had jokingly tweeted.
Shehryar Afridi had responded in turn saying, “Ahsan Iqbal’s latest tweet has shocked me, and I am wondering how people with such sick mentalities ran government institutions.”
احسن اقبال کا تازہ ٹویٹ ” کہیں نئے پاکستان کا سایہ ہماری اچھی بھلی کرکٹ ٹیم کو بھی تو متاثر نہیں کر گیا” حیرت ہے کہ اس بیمار ذہنیت کے ساتھ یہ لوگ قومی ادارے چلاتے رہے۔
— Minister Of State For Interior-Shehryar Afridi (@MOI_ISB) September 25, 2018
It was after this that Ahsan Iqbal advised Afridi to “take it easy” and not get distracted by tweets. Shehryar Afridi has not responded to this latest tweet yet.