10 glimpses of public admiration for Gen Raheel Sharif
His statement in the recent past clarifying that he won’t be seeking extension in his service and retire on the due date, added more to his public admiration.
The army chief’s esteem among the public was not circumscribed to the popular slogan #ThankyouRaheelSharif – it rather transformed into graffiti and memes on social media.
We take a look at some of the occasions when people made their support public for the ‘Pakistan savior’’.
1- A man places a banner of Gen Raheel Sharif with Pakistan flag at rear portion of his vehicle to express his love for the army chief.
2-When army chief inaugurated the Pakistan vs Army XI match in Peshawar by hitting Afridi for a four. The moment caught all public attention and praise.
3-A man proudly pastes a poster of Raheel on his car hood.
4-Pakistanis and admirers of Gen Sharif cluster around him when he was spotted during Umrah.
5-It’s not posters and graffitis alone. Now public products also feature the army chief picture, indicating his growing popularity.
6-The army chief was the first dignitary to welcome students at Army Public School on its reopening after the deadly attack on December 16, 2014.
7-A billboard showing unflinching support for Gen Sharif in Karachi and it went viral on the social media.
8-A truck art painter draws sketch of the army chief, reflecting common man’s love for the top military commander.
9-Another citizen displays a banner on rear of his vehicle showing the army chief and Quaid-e-Azam.
10-Who thinks about what — from a citizen’s eye.