Published Dec 31, 2016 04:53pm

18 tweets that accurately sum up 2016

Admit it, like the rest of the world, we Pakistanis shared a love-hate relationship with 2016.

We lost some of the world's most iconic people (yes, Amjad Sabri's death still hits home), the Panama Papers revealed truths we preferred not to talk about, Great Britain opted out of the EU, and then there was, y'know, Donald Trump being elected President of the United States... so this year definitely had us feeling low.

Looking back, these tweets pretty much nail 2016 because...

1) After all, 2016 was the year that took away a lot of good stuff and left us with... well, not much

2) It was also the year our bubbles burst and we realised real life kinda sucks

3) Black Friday! Mega Eid sales! It was the year Pakistanis embraced consumerism more than ever before (as if we needed to be worse at money management...)

4) Only intermittent rumours of Imran Khan's third marriage buoyed us...

5) ...until we realised he had more important relationships to focus on

6) It was the year that social media outrage had us hiding from Facebook's wrath

7) It was the year toxic masculinity showed us its terrible power

8) It showed us the bleak future of our country

9) It was the year we favoured 'style' over substance

10) We were forced to consider how, even though Donald Trump was going to radically change America, our relationship with the West was likely gonna stay the same...

11) Coz, you know, we don't care about rules and stuff

12) We hope the last of the traumas die with it

13) We couldn't handle everything thrown at us

14) It also shed light on the unhealthy relationship we share with our celebs

15) It was the year TV shows revealed our social divides

16) It was the year satire hit a little too close to home

17) Still, we gotta have hope... right?

18) And above all, let's hope history doesn't repeat itself


This article is classified as humour/satire.

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Thoroughthinker Dec 31, 2016 05:13pm

Why no mention about the sad accident of Haripur that took away Junaid Jamshed in 2016?

hani Dec 31, 2016 05:19pm

Haha hilarious :D NAB; Say no to corruption Mian Sb;

hani Dec 31, 2016 05:22pm

Every passing year takes the gems from us whereby leaving us in lurch... n afsos we are least bother to it

Philosopher(from Japan) Dec 31, 2016 06:06pm

JJ sabri qandeel and a lot of others who passed away their pain of this worldly life will be missed in 2017.

Thoughts changes Dec 31, 2016 07:52pm

Sheikh Rasheed is most entertaining person, I felt during 2016. I feel Mian Nawaz Sharif to invite him with respect,he could be a better friend. And Sheikh Sahab may please realise how the persons he believe took U turns,without consulting him. Hence Sheikh Sahab please be friendly to Mian Sahab for sake of nation. You can ofcourse remained friendly with Imran and Zardari too. Politicians have no enemy remember this. In all nations bad guys and good guys exists,you have to tolerate all,and urge all to serve the nation. A little flexibility and tolerance is needed,you have both,that's great.You can do it.

Hamaad Jan 01, 2017 01:08am

Will be very hard to forget the calamity of December 7th. JJ we miss you.

Khan USA Jan 01, 2017 07:37am

Nawaz video represents the state of affairs and that's what the whole nation is doing right now ! No etiquettes and no manners , just messing with the stuff in public ! Shameful and shameless !

Sameer Jan 01, 2017 10:59am

@Thoughts changes Nawaz must face trial.

Hassan Jan 01, 2017 12:27pm

'No to corruption' is the best tweet in my view.