As former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on corruption charges on Monday, it left a lot of people on social media quite amused. However, there were others who were annoyed by Prime Minister Imran Khan's move against their beloved former leader.
The NAB, Pakistan’s anti-corruption body, accuses Zardari of maintaining fraudulent bank accounts and using them to launder money.
Zardari was earlier jailed during the 1990s and early 2000s on various corruption charges.
Many netizens posted hilarious memes and messages in reaction to his arrest. A user drew parallels between 1992 and 2019 and suggested with Zardari's arrest, Pakistan would now be able to win the Cricket World Cup as it did in 1992.
Some incidents happen in 1992 as same as to 2019:— Mukaram ♡ (@Mukaram_Says) June 10, 2019
— Nawaz Sharif was in Jail.
— Zardari was in Jail.
— Eid-ul-fitr came after Ramzan.
— Eid-ul-Adha came after Eid-ul-Fitr.
— Pak losed their 1st match against WI.
— Pak won 2nd match.
— 3rd match was drawn.#CWC19#WeHaveWeWill pic.twitter.com/n3gWDWl2iW
— Rizwan Najam (@RizwanNajam) June 10, 2019
Others posted memes joking about how Zardari would be "joining his political rival" Sharif in jail.
So former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari has been arrested earlier today and here's what he has to say to his old friend former PM Nawaz Sharif in their meeting today. Such a cute love story. #AsifZardari #Zardari #IHC #NAB pic.twitter.com/eH7yp5C91V— Patari (@patarimusic) June 10, 2019
Some applauded Prime Minister Imran Khan for keeping his poll-promise to arrest both Zardari and ex-Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif for their alleged corruption.
There is NOTHING new about Imran Khan's stance regarding corruption and his fight against the (alleged) corruption of Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari. Khan said it out loud as a political nobody in 1996, and four governments later, he reiterates it as the prime minister of Pakistan— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) June 10, 2019
Be it the 1992 World Cup, Shaukat Khanum Hospital or putting Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari behind the bars, Imran Khan has fulfilled all his promises. And now when PM says he will get us out of the current economic crisis, I believe he will IA! #ZardariArrested— Badar Jaffer (@BadarJaffer) June 11, 2019
In just 10 months of Great Imran Khan tenure both Nawaz Sharif & Asif Zardari are now in Custody..— Farah (@Iam_MalikFarah) June 10, 2019
Thank You Imran Khan. #WeStandWithAsifAliZardari#ImranKhanPrimeMinister 😘😘😘 pic.twitter.com/zHUeNglJZn
However, some supporters of the PPP expressed solidarity with the former president.
Crimes done by #AsifAliZardari— Sheryar Bhagat (@sheryarbhagat) June 10, 2019
✔️ Pak-Iran Gas Pipeline
✔️ NFC Award
✔️ 18th Amendment
✔️ Aghaz-e-Huqooq Balochistan
✔️ Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (name)
✔️ Land to Farmers
✔️ Jobs to Jobless
✔️ Freedom of Expression
✔️ Right to Free Education#WeStandWithAsifAliZardari pic.twitter.com/AEwSoxIZDq
Bravery of #AsifAliZardari labled him #NelsonMandela of #Pakistan by Shaheed Rani,without conviction he spend 11 years in jail with worst torture.With all tht he gave us 18th amendments, He empowers the parliament and raised the slogan #PakistanKhappay #WeStandWithAsifAliZardari pic.twitter.com/Ho6f4t8MEY— DR MAHREEN BHUTTO (@DRMAHREENBHUTTO) June 10, 2019
#EkZardariSabPeBhari #SupportZardari @AAliZardari @TeamAsifZardari @BBhuttoZardari @AseefaBZ @BakhtawarBZ @ShahNafisa @AajizDhamrah @SeharKamran @AajizDhamrah @MacMehmoodshah @KdanialA pic.twitter.com/09MQTi6723— Asif Ali Bhutto 🇱🇾 (@AliAsifPPP) March 10, 2018
According to reports, Zardari's legal counsel are set to appeal against the arrest in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.