PTI's Faisal Vawda has once again made himself the object of scrutiny and ridicule after he pulled an outlandish stunt last night on Off the Record, a talk show hosted by Kashif Abbasi.
The Federal Minister for Water Resources brought with him an 'army boot' to a live programme, during which he used a boot to heap scorn on PML-N and PPP for voting in favour of the recently passed Army Act in parliament.
Vawda was one of three guests, representing the PTI-led federal government. The other two guests were PPP’s Qamar Zaman Kaira and PML-N’s Senator Javed Abbasi, who walked out in protest.
While responding to a question regarding Nawaz Sharif's health, Vawda said that "shameless" people stoop to any level.
"In order to save your theft and to escape the country [...] you laid down and gave respect to the boot. You have announced this," he said as he pulled out an actual boot. "In every programme, I will keep this with me, this is today's democratic N-League."
The host, Abbasi, joked that he thought Vawda was pulling out a gun, a reference to an earlier stunt by Vawda, but in fact, he had "pulled out something even more dangerous".
Obviously, the bizarre stunt became a catalyst for online mirth and humour, with a few terming the whole incident as #bootology.
And with so much fodder for jokes, Pakistani twitter couldn't hold itself back from commenting. Not only that, but the irony wasn't lost on anyone either.
The iconic antic instantly became a trending meme
And the absurdity only helped sharpen our observational skills
For some, Vawda awakened their inner muse
For others, thoughts of singing and dancing became the only way to cope
While Twitter recognised and respected the hustle...
...others cashed in on it
Mostly, the possibilities were endless and Twitter sure wasn't going to waste them
But in truth, here's how we really felt