In a comedy of errors, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a recent Twitter post used Rabindranath Tagore's lines but attributed it to Lebanese writer, Kahlil Gibran. He posted an inspirational saying which read, "I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy" and captioned it as "Those who discover and get to understand the wisdom of Gibran's words, cited below, get to live a life of contentment."
As per the Pakistan Prime Minister, the quote is by Lebanese writer, Kahlil Gibran but actually, in reality, is by none other than Indian poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The original quote by him reads, "I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."
Soon after the tweet was posted, the Internet was quick enough to point out his mistake. While one user wrote, "These are not the words of Gibran but on Tagore, please google", other tweeple remarked saying, "pls take care of yourself cause your PM has lost it!". Read some of the reactions below:
Prior to this, Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Facebook accidentally used the cat filter, while ministers were addressing the briefing showing cat-like faces on the social media platform.Photos of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister of Information Shoukat Yousufzai and his fellow ministers with cat ears and whiskers quickly went viral on social media.
The press conference was about the recent decisions made by the Provincial Assembly, the netizens could not get over the mishap."Who let the cats out," said on Twitter user, while another posted: "Positive image of Pakistan is being promoted through a press conference streamed live on Facebook with cat filter on Ministers of KP province."