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News other 10 July 2019, 23:52

author: Julia Dragovic

Pakistani Politician Mistook GTA 5 Video for Reality

Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, a Pakistani politician, praised on Twitter the skills of a plane pilot... from Grand Theft Auto V.

Because, you know, now everyone's flying autopilots. / Source: GTA 5.

Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Secretary-General of the Pakistani party Awami Tehreek, has recently improved the mood of many people. It all started with a video showing the landing of an airplane interrupted by a lorry entering the lane. The pilot pulls the machine up at the last minute and avoids the collision. This was seen by a politician and, in order to express his admiration for this achievement, he wrote a tweet, which you can now see only on screenshots. The Internet doesn't forget.

Observers quickly explained to Gandaporou that the recording did not represent a real event, but only a fragment of Grand Theft Auto V, and the tweet disappeared. But the cat was out of the bag. The politician was followed by others:

In addition, the film was marked as potentially inappropriate because the situation was dramatic. There have even been speculations here and there as to whether or not this was an attempt at a terrorist attack. I think GTA 5 graphic designers deserve a bonus.

And if you think that the Pakistani government representative's mishap is an isolated case...

...this is Minister Shaukat Yousafzai at the press conference in the cat filter. The transmission was hosted from the official Facebook account of the Tehreek-e-Insaf party. A few minutes after the end of the broadcast, there are only screenshots left.

Julia Dragovic

Julia Dragovic

She studied philosophy and philology and honed her writing skills by producing hundreds of assignments. She has been a journalist at Gamepressure since 2019, first writing in the newsroom, then becoming a columnist and reviewer, and eventually, a full-time editor of our game guides. She has been playing games for as long as she can remember – everything except shooters and RTSs. An ailurophile, fan of The Sims and concrete. When she's not clearing maps of collectibles or playing simulators of everything, economic strategies, RPGs (including table-top) or romantic indie games, Julia explores cities in different countries with her camera, searching for brutalist architecture and post-communist relics.