General Raheel Sharif is arguably one of the most popular army chiefs in Pakistan’s short but turbulent history. So, when the military’s media wing announced on Monday that he would not be seeking an extension, it was only expected that his huge fan base would rush to heap praise on him for making yet another admirable decision.
With two separate hashtags trending on Twitter for the military strongman, several analysts and observers hailed his decision to clear the air and step down in November this year.
Here are some of the top reactions
One account summed up the sentiments pretty well