How #PTIvsDoraemon made us lose faith in Pakistani politics

How #PTIvsDoraemon made us lose faith in Pakistani politics

Pakistanis on the internet are wondering: what on earth could PTI have against a Japanese cartoon?
Updated 03 Aug, 2016

This afternoon, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) submitted a most peculiar resolution in the Punjab Assembly.

The resolution called for a ban of Japanese anime series Doraemon.

Doraemon is about a robotic cat who is sent back in time by a Sewashi Nobi to help his great-great-grandfather Nobita with his problems in life. The robot has gadgets and gizmos that cater to Nobita's problem of the day.

Yes, you read that right. Our lawmakers have been thrown into a tizzy by a robotic cat.

The cartoon's language is said to be "destroying our societal norms".

But many Pakistanis wondered — don't we have bigger problems to deal with? A hashtag #PTIvsDoraemon soon started trending.

Some people were incredulous:

This PTI member was against the ban:

People wondered what on earth was so offensive about Doraemon:

There was this suggestion for a further ban:

So what's next? Oh yes, this:

And this: