Pakistan has a very unique way of analysing (and digesting) news scandals – humour. We have a great sense of humour, and while most of the time we hit the sweet spot, there are many times that we go way off tangent.
When the Axact fiasco broke on local media, social media started giggling behind closed doors. But by the next morning social media was in fits of uncontrollable mirth. Here is what the hullabaloo was all about:
Got stuck in traffic at Khayaban-e-Ittehad. Ended up with a double degree from Columbia and Barkeley. #Axact
— Hassaan AY (@HassaanAY) May 19, 2015
Somebody just walked into my office and said "BolTV is the biggest scam ever" my response : Axact-ly
— Shehryar Taseer (@shehryar_taseer) May 19, 2015
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaGeoNews) May 19, 2015
I think they are guilty but the problem is my degree in criminology is from #Axact so I could be wrong.
— Saad Haroon (@Saad_Haroon) May 19, 2015
— Bilawal Bhutto (@BilloBZardari) May 20, 2015
— Sidra Sheikh (@sidrasheikh_) May 19, 2015
Last night, i decided to take a PhD degree in journalism from USA so bought it from Axact early morning. Joining in! pic.twitter.com/UzM3PZahG8
— Reham Khan (@RehemKhan1) May 18, 2015
Now we know, Maryam Nawaz Sharif was doing her PhD from Axact!
— Ghazala Baji. (@GhazalaBaji) May 18, 2015
This year, Aamir Bhai Firdaus ki Lawn kay saath, Axact ki degrees bhi gift karien gey … pic.twitter.com/sLIgnfsuI0
— Nadeem F. Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) May 18, 2015
— Jagan Mohan R (@altvu) May 20, 2015
Get your pet a graduate degree from Axact!: We love to see our pets happy and healthy. Some can go an extra mi… http://t.co/NFuXY3rcrc
— NewsPak (@news_pak) May 20, 2015
— Safeer Ansari (@safeeransari) May 19, 2015
Badami probably would be dancing right now #Axact
— Bushra (@filmyjoyo) May 18, 2015
— Safeer Ansari (@safeeransari) May 18, 2015
— Senator Affan Dawood (@affandawood) May 20, 2015
— Alishba Arian (@Alishbazz) May 20, 2015
BOL employees' cover photo now…..
— Anam J. Cheema (@AnamCheema_) May 18, 2015