Following the recent blast at Gulshan e Iqbal, Indian media took the news and added its own twist to it, reporting that ‘Gulshan e Bagh’ – a place that does not exist in Karachi, is under attack in a civil war like situation:
#BREAKING : Heavy fire fight between Pak Army and Sindh Police is going on in Gulshan e Bagh area of #Karachi after Pak Army tried to take custody of a Superintendent of Sindh Police Md Aftab Anwar. #LocalSMreporting#Karachi_Referendum2020
— Dr. APR 🇮🇳🍁 (@drapr007) October 20, 2020
Civil War like situation in Pakistan.
Army-Police clash in Karanchi, many officers are died.
Maximum Police Officers from Sindh have went on Leave. They are demanding Sindhu Desh.
Imran has ordered to play Pak National songs on Radio.
— Prashant Patel Umrao (@ippatel) October 20, 2020
And Pakistanis are having a field day trolling the Indian media:
Bas alien invasion reh gaya, Prashant bhao.
— Shumail (@Shumyl) October 21, 2020
Karachiites were outraged why Uchloo and Kiranchi are associated with them.
— Meticulous (@KarwaLadu) October 20, 2020
Bhai bhai, bhai bhai!
Live scenes from a restaurant in Karachi where Pak Army barged in and started abducting civilians. pic.twitter.com/nVE2T0fHpt
— Hamza🇵🇰 (@MZA_1999) October 21, 2020
Koi humain bhi batao:
— عائشہ رندھاوا (@HariMirchein) October 21, 2020
Truth bombs 👀
This is 100% true news and I'm Ashwariya Rai
— Biya Ali Zaib. (@BiyaAli9) October 21, 2020
Jo baat hai!
Lol dopahar 3 4 bajay se pahlay karachi walay so k nai uthtay . 🤣
Subha 11 bjay kahan se civil war start honi hai Karachi me 🤣
Jhoot b banda wo bolay jo kam az kam valid to ho 🤣🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦 https://t.co/KYjj5vDKoR
— 上升 Pakistan 🇵🇰🇵🇰 (@Damndelusional) October 21, 2020
According to sources in the Indian media, the fighting has now spread to Sohrab Goth, where the Pak Army and SIndh Police are vying for control of Al-Asif Square where the victors are planning to have an Afghani tikka and Kabuli pulao feast for lunch 😂 https://t.co/uc83VoEnc0
— Talat Aslam (@titojourno) October 21, 2020
And the third fraction has switched to tomato paste altogether:
Yeah dude. Seriously. Total civil war. The tomatoes are just too expensive. Karachi has formed two warring factions – those who want the tomato price to drop & those who are happy to have tasteless tomato-free karahi. Shit has gone down bro. Glad to see you're informed of this.
— Osman Siddiqi (@OsmSiddiqi) October 21, 2020
People were lauding the writing:
Itnay zabardast scene likhty Hain, is he the writer of Bollywood movies? Bohot barhya
Too filmy scenes
2 song bhi add ker deyna https://t.co/VlUqmyks36
— O Al-Saahim (@O_al_sahim) October 21, 2020
Things have been escalating fast:
This is completely true. IronMan is supporting his buddy Col Rhody while Captain America has his buddy Winter solider in police so he is supporting them. Other avengers are waiting on USS Victoria helicarrier to intervene if needed. Superman & batman decide to sit this one out https://t.co/rHqzZAjO0o
— مطّٰہر عون (@AonSayyed) October 21, 2020
I just checked from the Batman, he isn't available but spidey and superman are on their way!! Capt America has already joined the action! Stay tuned for more Marvel le Sindh! https://t.co/hVgKqwsBtx
— میر حیدر (@ShahmeerSumro) October 21, 2020
People were posting vicious live updates:
Live from the civil war happening now in Gulshan-e-Bagh. Stay tuned for more updates. pic.twitter.com/EhbJSRB2zU
— Hifza Khan (@hifzakhann) October 21, 2020
BREAKING: Live scenes of civil war at Gulshan-e-Bagh. pic.twitter.com/sPQ6OVebCB
— Azlan Mahmood (@azlanmahmood1) October 21, 2020
— Waqas Ahmed (@ahmedwaqas992) October 21, 2020
BREAKING: Live scenes of the civil war at Gulshan-e-Bagh. pic.twitter.com/f55ObwfS5a
— Emad Zafar (@EmadZafar) October 21, 2020
Terrible pictures coming from Gulshan e Bagh due to civil war that broke out last night pic.twitter.com/Z3IOyVDfNS
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) October 21, 2020
Now this one’s a legit update:
Due to the severity of clashes between Pak Army and Sindh Police in Gulshan-e-Bagh I decided to risk my life and came out to cover the situation. Please mention all the Indian accounts spreading valuable information about Karachi and ask them to help us pic.twitter.com/ZC1i2eSpWa
— Main Abdul Majid Hoon (@ComicsByMajid) October 21, 2020
I'm in karachi & F-16 & F-17 are dropping bombs on me but I'm catching all of it & throwing return to them. I have destroyed 7683 F-16 & 4729 F-17. Now 3 bragade has been besieging my homw from last night but I manage to make me save & I killed 74827492 solders. Pray for me.
— Musswair Ahmed (@AhmedMusswair) October 21, 2020
Yar Spiderman ko bhi bulao:
bhai yeh banda sach bol raha hai mein khud US army mein hoon abhi ham situation observe ker rahay hain we’ve batman and superman with us too
— Shahhzayb (@Shahzaybkhan) October 21, 2020
— Zarar (@ZararSSg001) October 21, 2020
This is 100% true news. I am tweeting from US submarine USS Enterprise. We have decided not to enter #Karachi at this time. We will review the situation again in 5 hours.
— Ahmed Shzad (@Ahmed_Shzad) October 21, 2020
Meanwhile Karachiites have been enjoying their burgers:
Meanwhile in Karachi we are waiting for our Beef Burgers pic.twitter.com/iB0iQ6oDix
— Bilal Saleem (@BilalSa15860183) October 20, 2020
— Anas Mallick (@AnasMallick) October 21, 2020
For real guys, hum help kerdein?
On a serious note, no laugh OK?
Yesterday Karachi was a battlefield, ISI took over Sind Police's stations. Gulshan e Iqbal succesfully gave birth to Gulashan e Bagh. INDIAN PROPAGANDISTS
Yaar jhoot to koi impressive bol lo. 😭
— مُسافر (@011O11) October 21, 2020
Yes also reports of missiles fired from Malaria Cantt toward Gulshan e bagh https://t.co/f62ldHItrQ
— Not ozghar (@warsamawa) October 20, 2020
Koi haal nai:
They even found relatives in Gulshan e Bagh 😭😭😭 https://t.co/a3vwtyGYfm
— S M Tabish Tariq (@SMTabishTariq) October 21, 2020
Looking for good food options in Gulshan e Bagh.
— Jibran T. Siddiqui (@jibransiddiqui) October 21, 2020
Still trying to figure out gulshan e bagh.
— BE:Momina Sarwar. 🇵🇰 (@iamhafeeezgirl) October 21, 2020
Memes were flowing in!
— Shumail (@Shumyl) October 21, 2020
Paper waalon ko apni tension lagi hui thi:
ye main konse Karachi mein hoon yaar??? why am I being forced to sit for mids despite all this chaos? https://t.co/xBzZKMzP3q
— H. (@_nerdatheart) October 21, 2020
We don’t think so 😂
What Karachi are they talking about? I got breakfast on my way to work and all is good apart from the cylinder explosion at Maskan.
Hello, sir we are Karachi and we good but are you? Lol https://t.co/FN253Loj82
— Marium Sheikh (@RiaaSheikh) October 21, 2020
How have you been doing during this “civil war”? Let us know in the comments below!