Pakistan Elects Gulab Jamun As National Dessert


It was a different kind of election in Pakistan this time and controversy did not spare even this one. The Government of Pakistan asked its citizens to choose the national dessert among three sweets: Gulab Jamun, Jalebi and Barfi in a poll on Twitter and the most number of votes were cast in favour of the first. Gulan Jamun got 47 per cent of the votes while Jalebi got 34 per cent and Barfi 19 per cent.

The polling that took place on January 1 saw participation of 15,000 people and Gulab Jamun was officially declared as the ‘Qaumi Mithai’ or ‘National Dessert’ of Pakistan.