For government and law enforcement agencies, social media is the perfect getaway for quick responses and important announcements. However, in a major gaffe, the provincial government of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa live-streamed an entire meeting by accidentally turning on the cat filter. With pink ears and cute whiskers, the ministers conducted the meeting online — leaving Netizens laughing out loud.
A user pointed out the gaffe and asked the administrators of the page to turn the cat filter off. “Filter hata lo. Banda billi bana hua hai (Remove the filter, the man has been turned into a cat),” the eagle-eyed viewer warned. Although it was switched off pretty quickly, it was enough for the ever-vigilant Twitterati to take screenshots and have fun at its expense. (Read this story in Malayalam)
Soon, snapshots of the error went viral online, leaving people in splits. It led to a series of memes and jokes online and many couldn’t stop taking a jibe at Imran Khan’s party PTI for the error. While some found it “cute”, others joked, “who let the cat out?” Also, #BandaBilliBanaHuaHai is trending on Twitter!
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) June 14, 2019
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) June 14, 2019
Oh my, I literally have tears in my eyes.
Filter hata lo. Banda billi bana hua hai 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/reW5BNZOrB
— shruti (@sacredeastwind) June 15, 2019
— Naim Keruwala (@Naim_K) June 15, 2019
Can’t stop laughing!! https://t.co/7mdmnKbR8e
— Deepa (@deepabuty) June 15, 2019
— Anam Hameed (@anamhameed) June 15, 2019
I propose all parliamentary proceedings around the world to be recorded with Cat Filters. Please start with the British Parliament! @HouseofCommons @UKHouseofLords @UKParliament https://t.co/7vAJRcEN3m
— अजय (@RuralHuman) June 15, 2019
WTH! KPK Minister turns into a kitty, apparently they uploaded live facebook video stream with cat filter on. Imagine their level of efficiency. Hillarious😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nO8SKJ8K0i
— Mustafa Abdullah Baloch (@MustafaBaloch_) June 14, 2019
— Farigh Auqat (@farighauqat) June 15, 2019
Who let the cats out!!! #KhyberPakhtunkhwa #government media team forgets cat filter is on while live steaming press briefing. 😂😂🤣😆@PTIofficial @Xadeejournalist @ZarrarKhuhro @Qamarcheema pic.twitter.com/xs0GtkBVyK
— Sib Kaifee (@sibkaifee) June 14, 2019
— Ahsan Hamid Durrani (@Ahsan_H_Durrani) June 14, 2019
— Shikha_29 (@29Shikha) June 14, 2019
— રવજીભાઈ પટેલ (@ravjibhaipatel_) June 14, 2019
— P (@misschammko) June 15, 2019
hilarious this is how social media should be done
— Resident Psych Major (@YourPsychMajor) June 15, 2019
Never a moment of dullness in the land. Kaun hai yeh log? Kahan se aate hain?
— शेखर (@csmspeak) June 14, 2019
Later, the party issued a clarification on Twitter regarding the press briefing held by KP’s Information Minister Shoukat Yousafzai, calling it “a human error”. In a statement, PTI Said, “All necessary actions have been taken to avoid such incidents in the future.”
— PTI (@PTIofficial) June 15, 2019
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines