Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Twitter Users React Over General Raheel's Extension Statement
COAS, an acronym for the Chief of Army Staff was trending top on Twitter shortly after Raheel Sharif, arguably the most powerful man in Pakistan, said he will step down from office when his tenure ends. Putting an end to speculation that he might accept extension in his tenure, General said he does not believe in extension. While his announcement was widely welcomed by political class, some social mmedia users were disappointed over his announcement, requesting him not to quit. General Raheel's predecessor Ashfaq Parvez Kiani led the army for six years accepting three years extension granted by then PPP government. Given his achievements in the battle field of North Waziristan and elsewhere and his popularity among the public some political pundits were of the view that prime minister may offer one-year extension to the army chief. General Raheel is the most coragious general , specially than his predecessor and he is efficiently carrying out operation against the terrorists and he deserves three years extension like Kiani.