'A comedy of errors': Twitter erupts over Senate secret camera controversy

'A comedy of errors': Twitter erupts over Senate secret camera controversy

The government and opposition are accusing each other of installing cameras in the Senate voting booth.
12 Mar, 2021

Hidden cameras, hidden secrets or hidden agendas? Twitter's new meme fodder is as hilarious as the unfolding sequence of events at the polling booths set up to vote for the posts of chairman and deputy chairman of the Senate.

Led by PPP's Raza Rabbani, a special Senate session got noisy on Friday as the senator claimed that "secret cameras" had been installed inside the polling booth. "This is against Article 226 of the Constitution," he said, as the House resounded with cries of "shame, shame".

Following this, Information Minister Shibli Faraz addressed a press conference and vowed to investigate the incident and "expose" the opposition. If the government wished to make such moves, it would have done so during the Senate polls, he claimed.

"Even though they are thieves, they want to portray themselves as the victims. We will uncover who was behind this. How did they know that cameras were present? They did it themselves," he said.

Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar of the PPP posted pictures of the cameras.

In the meantime, Twitter has run wild with memes and jokes about secret cameras.

Some called the whole situation a comedy of errors

Others think Fawad Chaudhry is helping the opposition Google some stuff

Some just wanted answers

Some thought they knew the source of the cameras

Others wanted a wave

All the cameras saw was patriotism

Maybe there was another purpose for them?

The government had some conflicting views


Bunty Mar 12, 2021 03:24pm
This country itself is a comedy of errors.
Browngirl Mar 12, 2021 03:29pm
These cams were for the "big brother" to monitor their selected candidates.
Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Mar 12, 2021 04:22pm
Politics in our country is a joke. Please save tax payers hard earned money and close all the debating clubs. Those who runs the country from behind the curtains should come forward as they are the decision makers anyways.
MarK Mar 12, 2021 04:37pm
Indeed, its a crude joke!
MONIER Mar 12, 2021 04:43pm
Democracy is a government form that is of the people, by the people for the people. The people of Pakistan should know about honesty or dishonesty of their representatives so that they can make an informed decision. The secret voting hides the facts from people which is an violation of democratic process.
MarK Mar 12, 2021 05:22pm
Who is the main beneficiary of this crude joke?
M. Saeed Mar 12, 2021 05:29pm
If spy cameras are discovered, they were installed to be discovered. Otherwise, spies and their tools can never be discovered by ordinary people because, to be successful, they are always many steps ahead of the common knowledge.
Khan Mar 12, 2021 05:43pm
This is a matter of national security. The upper house of the parliament is compromised which is a matter of serious concern. looks like the whole system is run by jokers.
John Mar 12, 2021 05:44pm
Very crude technology purly for propaganda purposes.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Mar 12, 2021 05:59pm
Those who erected the cameras in the Senate building (Upper House of Parliament) in Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan also fakely detected it to mislead the world and deflect attention from real issues.
AHAQ Mar 12, 2021 06:54pm
What a nonsense by PDM fools?
Zak Mar 12, 2021 07:03pm
Hahahahahaha. PDM should have done better job. The 'smoking gun' ploy. As senate doors open, run to booth, film openly placed cameras, then run out to paid journalists who run and spread it on the media. Then after losing, cry foul. Public tolerance level is wearing thin, as PDM old attitude of thinking people are there to keep quiet and serve, them is coming to an end. PMIK has successfully brought public focus on PDM and their arrogant corrupt practises. Public wants PDM heads to roll.
well-wisher Mar 12, 2021 08:04pm
...and you want clean elections, votes and institutions? Find the criminals who had access to the chambers. Not a comedy of errors to be taken lightly.
Mubashir Mar 12, 2021 09:38pm
Looks like these cameras were purchased from Mikey Mouse Camera shop, buy one get free. Discovery guaranteed or your money back!
Chrís Dăn Mar 12, 2021 10:06pm
@M. Saeed you're right.
Khan Mar 12, 2021 10:46pm
A bunch of most dishonest most corrupt law makers. Nowhere in the world excepting pakistan, you can find such people.
Zamirnama Mar 13, 2021 12:19am
Living in darksges in 15 century?
Zak Mar 13, 2021 12:26am
This must be a PDM camera, has a Dracula look.
TZaman Mar 13, 2021 12:56am
Government proved themselves to be incompetent of highest kind.
Alba Mar 13, 2021 02:34am
Which Senate?
LAHORI KID Mar 13, 2021 03:20am
James Bond and his tech can learn a thing or two from these spy camera installers, the work and quality is unmatched.
LAHORI KID Mar 13, 2021 03:21am
No one is a bigger joke than these politicians, on both sides.
Wiser Mar 13, 2021 11:15am
@Mubashir nah, it was from Winnie the Chinese Pooh camera.
Zak Mar 13, 2021 10:28pm
@Bunty This country itself is a comedy of errors' That's India you are mixed up with.
Zak Mar 13, 2021 10:30pm
@Browngirl These cams were for the "big brother" to monitor their selected candidates. These cameras for Modi to see how elections are properly done.
A Mar 14, 2021 05:27am
This is real democracy setup.