Imran Khan's cabinet ministers have covered themselves in very little glory over the last few weeks in the aftermath of India's air strikes on Pakistan's terror bases across the LoC, and now, one of those who has covered himself in the least amount of glory of them all is once again under the social media spotlight for avoidable reasons.
Fawad Chaudhry, Pakistan's Minister for Information and Broadcasting, who had made Pakistan a laughing stock around the world by leading a resolution by his government to seek a Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan over the sham 'goodwill gesture' spin Pak had given to the release of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan back to India - a decision in which Pakistan had no choice on account of the relentless and inexorable pressure mounted by India - has now himself been nominated for a Nobel Prize.
The nomination has come from Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat who has shared a video of Chaudhry failing to read a number in a press conference - his confusion being over whether the figure is 10 crore or 1 crore. She is sarcastically seeking a Nobel Prize in Mathematics for him, which in itself is a joke because no such award exists, with the Fields Medal widely considered as a Nobel Prize equivalent in this regard.
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Just ten days earlier, Pakistan had sought a Nobel Peace Prize for its Prime Minister Imran Khan, the delusional resolution stating the following:
However, Imran Khan issued a tweet saying that he didn't deserve such an honour just days later, after the Nobel Peace Prize resolution came to be ridiculed both inside Pakistan and elsewhere:
Earlier, when India had struck Balakot with precision strikes that decimated Pakistan's terror base, the country's Defence Minister Pervez Khattak had cluelessly said that the Pak Air Force wasn't able to reply because "It was dark."