2019 begins with a piece of sweet news from Pakistan. So everyone's favourite gulab jamun is now the national sweet of Pakistan. Yes! The official Twitter account of Government of Pakistan posted a poll on Twitter that asked the people of the country, "What is the National Sweet of Pakistan?" and Gulab Jamun won 47 per cent of the votes followed by Jalebi that got 34 per cent vote and then there was Barfi that received 19 per cent of votes. The election was made on Twitter, and we saw that Gulab Jamun won unbiasedly. Dog in Pakistan Wrapped in PTI Flag, Shot Dead; Ghastly Video Going Viral.
Take a look at the poll tweet made by the Twitter handle of Govt of Pakistan.
What is the National Sweet of Pakistan?
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) January 1, 2019
However, the reaction to this sweet election was huge. Some welcomed the results, and some took it with a pinch of salt. Various questions were raised on Gulab Jamun's win. Some called is a biased win because it was pitted against only two other competitors- jalebi and barfi. The famous Karachi Halwa, Sheer Khurma, Lab e Shireen etc. were excluded.
Moreover, some wondered why the elections only happened on Twitter and not on other social media platforms. And one of the obvious questions raised was, "Is Gulab Jamun entirely from Pakistan?" While there is no authentic source to cite where Gulab jamuns originated first but it is said that Central Asian Turkic invaders brought to India.
Here are a few reactions on Pakistan's Twitter elected National Sweet.
I think Ladoo and kheer should be added to this list
— Sabin Bilal (@masudsab) January 1, 2019
Halwa aur son papdi nahi hy aap logon ke yahan?
— Sandeep Dikshit (@sanfunhindu) January 2, 2019
— Samaa English (@SamaaEnglish) January 6, 2019
What type of a poll is this coming from *Government of Pakistan, man. 😳
— Maحreeen (@mahreenii) January 5, 2019
Where's the Halwa at?
— ASIM AZIZ (@QAZIASIMAZIZ) January 1, 2019
We are still wondering if we can safely call gulab jamun the national sweet of Pakistan. What are your suggestions? Let us know in the comments section below!