It’s Shafqat Mahmood versus Waqar Zaka when it comes to national decisions on final exams

It’s Shafqat Mahmood versus Waqar Zaka when it comes to national decisions on final exams

The host has warned the education minister he will regret his decision.
Updated 07 Apr, 2021

After Asim Azhar standing in solidarity with Pakistani students at a time when many are worried sick about their final exams, the latest high-profile personality to speak up for students is host Waqar Zaka. Only, his words of support read more like a threat.

Students, who have been calling on the government to postpone examinations, are protesting the constant fluctuations in their schedules, with sudden institution closures and incomplete syllabi adding to their plight.

However, after the education minister’s announcement that no adjustments would be made to examination schedules and students should start preparing instantly, Zaka responded to him with a one-liner that seems to have itched a lot of funny bones on the internet.

"You will regret it," the former Living On the Edge host posted.

Following this, there was an outpouring of memes on Twitter, with fans having a good laugh at Zaka's threat. Here are some of the funniest posts we found online.

Some thought it was time for the villain to be unleashed

While others just thought the scene was funny

Some were picking sides

While others were ready for a showdown

Support was garnered

And some took it to heart

Respect was rightfully demanded

Not okay, kids

This is not the first time the host is raising his voice for his young fans. Zaka had questioned Prime Minister Imran Khan on the grounds decisions about student examinations were being made by the education ministry.

"Sir Imran Khan, when these countries are not allowing Cambridge exams then why isn't Shafqat Mahmood doing the same? Why do you want students to suffer in protest?" he exclaimed, adding that Tech Movement Pakistan, an organisation that he is chairing, will be supporting them.


Shakeel Amin Apr 07, 2021 01:44pm
Waqar Zaka is trying to gain relevance. Who is he?
SMI Apr 07, 2021 02:25pm
Well said by @Hasnain12191 "This is the misuse of freedom of speech. Shafqat Mehmood has been enduring a lot of hate and critism. Atleast people should learn how to respect the others. This campaign should not be supported. He should let students study rather than giving useless hopes."!! People like zaka should be given some lesson !!
NYS Apr 07, 2021 02:46pm
Despite Shafqat you will remorse
Imran Apr 07, 2021 03:03pm
Most of the schools in Pakistan historically are least concerned about course to be taught completely on school premises. Hence the decision, "NOT to POSTPONE the exams" is very much pragmatic approach towards the prevailing confusion. Don't let the problems add up, and hold the exam on time.
Saniya Apr 07, 2021 04:26pm
Decision to go ahead with exams is appeasing the private schools and private exam boards that are business partners of the government. Shafqat Mahmood & PTI govt. is not interested in public welfare and welfare of students forcing them to sit for physical exams at height of pandemic in complete disregard of their health and life. Especially when alternative is available of Teacher Assessments is available that other countries are using and that the exam boards themselves have validated.
Saniya Apr 07, 2021 04:30pm
Totally scandalous that govt is playing with lives and future of Pakistans school children. But then you have to remember it failed to get justice for APS schoolchildren. To them schoolchildren can be sacrificed for financial gain .
Chachi's_Chacha Apr 07, 2021 08:31pm
Kudos, Dawn. Keep up the high quality journalism
Uzair Apr 08, 2021 12:58am
This was a golden chance to reform our examination system. But we wasted it.
Aqsa sultan Apr 08, 2021 01:09am
At this many students are suffering because some have lost their dear ones and some are being tested positive for corona virus Every student has not the same level of learning how we can prepare for exams even when acadamies are closed are u aliens ? Shafqat Mahmoud should review his decision and should think about our future it's our basic class don't ruin our results we have some dreams and ambitions in our life we have to fulfill them we need proper education system if he is willing to take papers then he should open all institutes so that we may prepare for exams Thank u !!
Tariq Hameedi Apr 08, 2021 02:48am
You can't threaten any public office holder like this. Put this guy in jail. where is state.
Steve Apr 08, 2021 08:16am
Is this guy having polio in his hand.
Dr. Bushra Yasmin Apr 08, 2021 10:06am
Just for more fame, do not try to spoil students. Majority is well prepared to sit in CIEs to well earn their Grades. Thumbs up students. Good Luck for your Exams.
Asma ishtiaq Apr 08, 2021 02:27pm
You people are telling us students to study... how can we study we went to college for like 2 or 3 months straight... online classes are full of distractions... academies have been closed.. some academies are secretly open and test saession is being held... the situation is totally unfair for us....
Realistic Apr 08, 2021 02:58pm
Waqas is a irritating joker
Nisar Mehdi Apr 08, 2021 03:36pm
Zaka. Is. Misusing freedom. And. Misleading students. Students should. Study hard. Two. Months left left still. Examinations are. Must who. Is. Waqar. Zaka. To. Mislead youth he is a. Media. Person and. Notorious for. Controversies
Nisar Mehdi Apr 08, 2021 03:37pm
Why waqar youth of Pakistan. Already govt reduced almost 50 percent syllabus examinations. Are. Must in this academic year