ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday answer to criticism of his proposal to remove poverty from the country with the help of poultry.
Addressing a ceremony to trace his government’s 100 days in office, PM Imran on Thursday said the government will give eggs and chickens to rural women so they can start their own poultry business. “The project has been tested and the government will supply injections to them for raising the chickens faster. this process they will have nutrient food for eating and more chickens and eggs to sell,” he had said.
In 2016, Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates had explained why chickens are the conclusive solution to beggary.
Gates had declare his foundation’s partnership with Heifer International, a charity attentive on donating livestock to poverty families around the world, and had also posted on his personal blog noting, “I’ve met many people in poor countries who raise chickens, and I have well read a lot about the ins and outs of have these birds. (As a city boy from Seattle, I had a much to learn!) It’s pretty clear to me that just about anyone who’s living in major poverty is superior off if they have chickens.”
if I were in their shoes, that’s what I would do — I would elevate chickens,” Gates had said and explained that birds are easy and low_cost to take care of, are a good investment, keep children healthy and empower women.
However, PM Imran’s “chicken plan” met much disapproval on Twitter.
In response to the criticism, the premier took to Twitter to share an article regarding Gates’ chicken plan and wrote, “For the populate minds when desis talk about chickens combating beggary they get mocked, but when ‘walaitis’ talk about desi chicken and poverty it’s intensity!”
For the colonised minds when desis talk about chickens combating poverty they get mocked, but when "walaitis" talk about desi chicken and poverty it's brilliance! https://t.co/bjvQQIVoRv
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 1, 2018
Earlier today, the PTI also tweeted in help of the premier’s plan and said, “Microsoft founder @BillGates launched a campaign to help highly poor families in Africa by giving them chickens. However, when PM Imran Khan talks about it, it begin an issue.”
“Propagandists really can’t rise above their dislike!” it adde
Microsoft founder @BillGates launched a campaign to help extremely poor families in Africa by giving them chickens.
However, when PM Imran Khan talks about it, it becomes an issue.
Propagandists really can't rise above their hate! https://t.co/9QiGwpCeAA
— Tehreek-e-Insaf (@InsafPK) November 30, 2018
Here’s how Twitter had behave to the proposal:
Asad Umer: Sir, we are devaluing the Rs in order to balance out the demand….
Imran Khan: TELL ME ABOUT THE CHICKENS? ARE THE CHICKENS OKAY?
— Hassam Tahir (@hassamt1) November 30, 2018
Dear Imran Khan,
My Chicken didn’t lay an egg today.
Please give them an injection.
— Salman Sikandar (@SALSIKandar) November 30, 2018
Where is @Asad_Umar ?
Without taking any new loan the size of foreign debt is increased by 25%. If it was 100Billion $ then it is 125Billion dollars. Congratulation to the chicken & egg business promotion Manager aka @ImranKhanPTI
— Rizwan Khan (@RizwanKhan_PMLN) November 30, 2018