NEW DELHI: An Islamabad chaiwala, or tea seller, has become Pakistan’s blue-eyed boy, with people on social media calling him Pak’s “nuclear weapon” who could be unleashed for “Surgical strikes on Indian girls.”
This picture was taken by a photographer called Javeria, or ‘Jiah,’ Ali, who posted the photo on her Instagram handle after which it went viral on social media platforms. Ali told The International Business Times (IBT) that she found him in the Itwar Bazaar area of Islamabad during a photo-walk she participated in a few months ago.
“I took his picture during a photowalk I attended a few months back, but shared the post recently on Instagram and someone shared it on other social media platform after which it went viral,” Jiah said.
The photo became the top trend on Twitter in Pakistan late yesterday with the hashtag #ChaiWala.