Islamabad: Pakistan has been hitting the headlines and this time for all the wrong reasons, or should we say funny reasons?

A few days ago, a Pakistani politician put out a live press conference and forgot to turn of the cat filter. Another one that had everybody in splits was when a Pakistani news anchor was left confused between Apple Inc and the fruit. But now, a Pakistani politician is setting up an example of ‘how-not-to-be’.

Pakistan’s Awami Tehreek secretary general, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, tweeted out a video on July 5 of an airplane narrowly avoiding a collision with an oil tanker on the runway. In the tweet, he praised the pilot for his presence of mind that lead to what he called a “great escape”.

“Narrow escape of an aircraft which could have ended in a great disaster. Miraculous save by the pilot’s presence of mind (sic),” Gandapur tweeted.

While of course the world would have agreed with Gandapur, it wasn’t long before everyone realised that the video was nothing but animation. The video was actually a simulation from the widely played video game Grand Theft Auto.

Soon after, Gandapur was trolled by Twitterati for not knowing that the video was animated.

If one were to actually watch the video that was originally posted by a YouTube user, it’s pretty obvious right from the beginning that it’s a simulated situation.