In an amusing incident, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, secretary general of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), has shared an animated clip from Grand Theft Auto 5, a video game, suggesting it was “real” footage.
The netizens got their laughter in before the lawmaker could delete his tweet, RTreported.
Gandapur took to Twitter with what he thought was amazing footage of a jetliner barely missing a tanker truck parked on a runway. He added the caption: “Narrow escape of an aircraft which could have ended in a great disaster. Miraculous save by pilot’s presence of mind.”
Unfortunately for the lawmaker, there was no such “miraculous save” for his tweet, and commenters soon erupted into a mockery.
“As if our politicians are super intelligent,” one said while suggesting in a joke the United States might sell virtual fighter jets to Pakistan instead of F-16s. “These innocuous mistakes are what we live for,” another wrote. “Too funny!”
Gandapur was apparently not the only person to be mystified by the GTA clip, however, perhaps a testament to the quality of modern gaming graphics.