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‘Lahore da Pawa, Akhtar Lawa!’: Why is he trending in Pakistan?

Says when I said Lahore Da Pawa, I got the energy and felt powerful
Photo: FILE
Photo: FILE

Chaudhary Akhtar Lawa, a businessman by profession and also a politician, became an overnight social media sensation for his catchphrase – ‘Lahore da Pawa, Akhtar Lawa’ – and punch-motion combo.

On Wednesday, Twitter went into a frenzy and made him a trending topic. Here is what you need to know about him.

In an interview with Daily Point, the politician revealed that the catchphrase and action make him feel ’energized and alive, which is why he started using it in his now-viral TikTok videos. “When I said Lahore Da Pawa, I got the energy and felt powerful.”

Have a look at how he says the famous slogan:

Moreover, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Zartaj Gul’s tweet also made him viral as she took a dig at the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Netizens continue to enjoy his content, using his voiceovers for their videos and using the catchphrase in memes.

Even a Norwegian recreated his viral catchphrase and punch motion, a testament to his crazy popularity online.

One of his viral videos:

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