Firdous Ashiq Awan's got an eye out for your 'pappiyan and jhappiyan' this Eid

Firdous Ashiq Awan's got an eye out for your 'pappiyan and jhappiyan' this Eid

Thinking of hosting an Eid party instead? She's got an eye out for that too.
08 May, 2021

Eid is approaching and the government wants Pakistanis to stay home to prevent Covid from spreading further. That means no meeting family and friends, no hugs and definitely no kisses.

At least, that's what Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan recently announced.

"In the whole of Punjab, no politician will be allowed to host Eid parties, and no mass gatherings will be allowed to happen," she told the media.

"Eid will not be celebrated in the traditional manner, with hugs and 'pappian and jhappiyan'," she said.

This comes after a complete lockdown was implemented in Punjab from May 8 to 15, crucially trying to limit the spread of the virus in the holiday season. The government announced public transport and tourism spots will remain shut, and police, Rangers, and army personnel will be deployed across the province to enforce the lockdown.

While her heart was in the right place, the internet found Awan's phrasing hilarious.

This user seems to be on to something, we are indeed witnessing the widening of Awan's dedicated circle of fans.

This user felt the announcement was a lot more personal.

And this user posed a question to Awan.

Her words might be funny, but Awan's message isn't. Stay home and stay safe everyone. Punjab saw a sharp surge in cases following Eid-ul-Azha and single day cases that had dropped to below 100 increased to 300.

After the first day of Eid, the province reported 277 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 besides five deaths during the last 24 hours, having reported 235 a day earlier.

We need to be safe and cautious, Pakistan. Enjoy your Eid, but don't be silly.


Super Duper May 08, 2021 01:52pm
Super Duper!
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ComfortablyNumb May 08, 2021 01:52pm
IK and his brilliant team!! bravo!!
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Sab Se Pehle Pakistan May 08, 2021 02:12pm
Firdous sahiba is an awami leader. She is hardworking though. She keeps us entertained. All the best.
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M. Saeed May 08, 2021 02:30pm
Do people take her serious on anything? Announcing such an important precaution from her mouth, is bound to be taken as usual nonsense and ignored.
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NYS May 08, 2021 02:32pm
Well verse "no puppia no jappian"common man comprehension LOL
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Fastrack May 08, 2021 02:49pm
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Akhtar May 08, 2021 03:11pm
Have to admit Dr. Firdous knows how to convey the message be it in a strict way or a funny way.
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Scary May 08, 2021 03:43pm
Ministers like Firdous Awan are a national disgrace. They may have entertainment value but their contribution towards making Pakistan a better place is zero.
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LAHORI KID May 08, 2021 05:48pm
She’s still working for the government? Oh right, she’s working for Buzdar, not sure how one became the CM of Punjab and the other a doctor ???
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ENGR Hamid Shafiq May 08, 2021 05:51pm
She is right
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well-wisher May 08, 2021 05:58pm
PK people take this msg seriously. Stay at home and use your phone and computer to reach loved ones and friends. Any spread of this unwelcomed virus is deadly. Have a great Eid at home.
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Asim May 08, 2021 06:07pm
She is a witty lady!
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Nadeem May 08, 2021 08:03pm
Not sure what message we give to the world when advisors like Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan are appointed again and again and the result is a new mess!!!
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Farman Ullah May 09, 2021 12:21am
she is very funny, indeed. After the recent spat of her with asstt commsr, this one was coming for sure.
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Pathanoo May 09, 2021 12:50am
Firdous does not have to worry about getting Pappiyan and Jhappiayan.
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FAZ May 09, 2021 03:31am
What's the fuss? The message is clear. Stay home. Call friends and relatives on video calls. No body stops you from pappi and khappi to your kids. And your better half too ;)
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Mansur Ul Haque May 09, 2021 10:11am
Pappian Jappian banned. SRO will be issued?,Awaiting wording of SRO.
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Abdul Zaheer May 09, 2021 12:53pm
Very well said.
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JustWasif May 09, 2021 03:25pm
@Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Yes, a good actress.
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Sami May 13, 2021 05:21pm
Ya, people should avoid Pappy and Jhapi this Eid.. Rest is all fine
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Malik May 13, 2021 09:40pm
She said it the simple way the Pakistan public understands. No hugs and kisses it spreads the virus simple as that.
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