12:04 GMT23 January 2021
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistani politician Khurram Nawaz Gandapur launched the Twitterati into hysterics when he mistook a sequence from the popular video game Grand Theft Auto (GTA) V to be real.

    In a now-deleted tweet, Gandapur, Secretary General of Pakistan's Awami Tehreek Party and a member of Pakistan’s Defence Committee, on 6 July posted a popular gaming sequence on his Twitter handle, showing a pilot aborting a landing just in time to avoid an oil tanker on the runway. The politician captioned it “Miraculous save by the pilot’s presence of mind”.

    GTA V is the 5th part of the Grand Theft Auto series, an action-adventure video game created by  Rockstar Games. It was released globally in September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 platform, and subsequently for PlayStation 4 in 2014. 


    ​However, before the video was deleted by the politician, many had already taken a screenshot of the tweet or managed to download and re-share the posted video.

    ​Twitterati these days seldom spare any mistakes, especially made by any celebrity, least of all a politician. Gandapur was mercilessly trolled for his ignorance.

    Some were less harsh and opted to sympathise with the politician, blaming the “generation gap” for Gandapur not being able to recognise the gaming graphics.

    This is not the only time of late that Pakistani politicians have amused netizens with their blunders.

    Earlier, during the live streaming of a press conference for a political party in the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the cat filter was accidentally turned on, making the faces of the leaders look like cats while streaming live.



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