Irony – noun – \ˈī-rə-nē also ˈī
(-ə)r-nē\

1: A bunch of notorious politicians who are former ministers want to be back in power and call it change.
2a: A party that supported a referendum in which a military dictator received 97.97 percent votes rioting for fair elections
b: A party that supported a referendum in which a military dictator received 97.97 percent votes criticizing Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak’s elections every day for two weeks in a row
c: A party that supported a referendum in which a military dictator received 97.97 percent votes comparing a civilian government elected one year ago with Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule
d: A party that supported a referendum in which a military dictator received 97.97 percent votes praising the Tahrir Square protests
3: A party rioting for true democracy comparing its protests to the movement that led to a military coup in Egypt
4 a: A party whose own internal elections were declared rigged by its own probe is rioting for free elections in Pakistan
b: A man leading riots against the government for violating the constitution removes the president of his own party in violation of the constitution
c: A party that accuses the government of intolerance sacks its own president over a disagreement
5: A man claims to be creating a nation out of Pakistan as his followers destroy public and private property
6 a: Baton-wielding radicals barging into government buildings shouting ‘freedom or death’ complain about tear gas
b: Baton-wielding radicals charging towards government buildings to songs about martyrdom complain about being hit by rubber bullets
c: A party that criticizes the government for telling lies publishes pictures of dead protesters in Venezuela and Egypt and claims they died in Islamabad
7: A man who claims to be the captain ‘leading from the front’ is following a mob as it riots in the capital and says he cannot control them
8: A man compares his political rival to US President Bill Clinton for lying when he is himself accused of telling the same lie as Bill Clinton several times
9: A man who criticizes his political rival for amassing wealth and evading taxes by claiming his key assets were gifts, says some of his wealth came from selling an asset to his wife who gifted it back to him
10: A man who released a video before the last elections to assert that a particular community was not Muslim criticizes his political rivals for questioning his faith
11: A party that is rioting to replace what it calls oligarchy with democracy offers to stop rioting if the government allows it to appoint key bureaucrats
12: A party that won the elections in a province that it now rules claims the elections were rigged
13: A man criticizes Pakistan’s foreign policy in the last decade while the two former foreign ministers stand behind him
14 a: A party that criticized the police for attacking journalists barged into the state television station and stopped transmission the very next day
b: A political leader lectures about the freedom of media before telling his followers some journalists are traitors
15 a: A party that runs a government in one province incites people to civil disobedience
b: A man who claims to follow Muhammad Ali Jinnah announces a civil disobedience movement
Examples of use irony in sentences:
Situation irony:
Imran Khan failed to see the irony in taking political advice from a man who he had said was not fit to become his peon.
Socratic irony:
The reporter described the riots in Islamabad with heavy irony as “peaceful protests.”
Dramatic irony:
“The revolution is about to come,” she said, her voice dripping with irony as she saw visuals of riots in the capital on her TV.
The author has a degree in Poetics of Prophetic Discourse and works as a Senior Paradigm Officer.