Pakistani politician praises pilot for ‘narrow escape’ after mistaking Grand Theft Auto footage for real life

A Pakistani politician has been ridiculed online after praising the ‘pilot’ of a video game.


A Pakistan politician has been mocked online for confusing Grand Theft Auto footage with real life.


Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, secretary general for Pakistan Awami Tehreek, uploaded a video online of an aircraft narrowly missing an oil tanker parked on a runway.


Gandapur, however, mistook the short computer game clip for real life.


Gandapur captioned his tweet: “Narrow escape of an aircraft which could have ended in a great disaster. Miraculous save by the pilot’s presence of mind.”



The ex-cricketer was alerted to his mistake after his tweet gained thousands of comments mocking the error.


Gandapur is not the only Pakistani politician to make a tech gaffe this year.


Earlier this year, Shaukat Yousafzai’s team live-streamed an entire press conference with a ‘cat filter’ enabled.