The governing party of Pakistan, Tehreek-e-Insaf led by Imran Khan, decided that it would be a good idea to run a live broadcast of the local government in session at north west region of Pakhtunkhwa. However, it added some... unforeseen value.
In a video broadcast live to the region’s Facebook page, the device filming the session accidentally switched on its cat filter. The filter then superimposed itself, moulding the cat’s face to human features, onto the faces of government officials.
The feline faux pas caught the attention of journalist Naila Inayat, who tweeted some screenshots that did the rounds in Pakistan and abroad. Unfortunately we don’t have any footage of the video itself; that one will have to remain buried in the midsts of time.
If this is deliberate, then it is a good move to engage citizens in government content. We look forward to Brexit negotiations filmed in the same way; the filter of a unicorn vomiting a rainbow is probably about as realistic as we’ll get to any promises made by the shysters in 2016.