The Current’s favourite political gimmicks

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Earlier this week, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was spotted visiting different areas of Multan as a pillion rider on a motorbike, without any protocol and listening to the problems of his constituents.

Hardly anyone is not familiar with the lines our political leaders can cross while trying to score attention or approval of the masses.

Here are four of The Current’s favourite Pakistani political stunts.

4. Shehbaz Sharif’s overenthusiastic address to party workers:

Shehbaz and his signature “mic drops”. Here’s a private news channel’s report on it.

3. Imran Khan burning a utility bill against inflation under PML-N rule:

Fulfilling his promise to burn his electricity bill at the infamous 2014 sit-in, the PTI chief set fire to a piece of paper on night of his call to celebrate the “Day of Deliverance”.

2. Sheikh Rasheed on the run across Rawalpindi:

Despite orders for his arrest, Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed made it to a rally of his supporters in Rawalpindi’s Committee Chowk on a motorbike while beating the cops after him.

1. Imran’s ‘civil disobedience campaign’ against PML-N government:

The disobedience movement was a no-confidence public campaign against the government of PML-N. It was launched by the PTI chief in 2014 to protest against the alleged corruption of Sharif family members.

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