Just when you thought the army chief couldn't get any more popular, he set the bar even higher.
General Raheel Sharif once again reigned supreme on Twitter as he dismissed 11 military officers over corruption charges.
The army chief’s decision came in the middle of an unfolding scandal over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family’s offshore wealth, so it was no surprise when people drew comparisons to a lack of action from the government and heaped praise on General Raheel for making another admirable decision.
Army chief dismisses 11 military officers over corruption charges
With two separate hashtags trending on Twitter, #ThankYouRaheelSharif and #COAS, several analysts and observers lauded the move and called for action from Nawaz.
Here are some of the top tweets:
Accountability is indeed the best revenge! #ThankYouRaheelSharif— Yusra Askari (@YusraSAskari) April 21, 2016
Raheel Sharif has single handedly changed the whole prospective n narrative on corruption truly commendable #ThankyouRaheelSharif— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 21, 2016
Burnol needed for Libtards and so called Politicians of Pakistan. #ThankYouRaheelSharif— 🌻 (@I_Wanderr) April 21, 2016
#ThankYouRaheelSharif for starting the trend.Now the ball is in politician's court to follow suit. PM & half the cabinet needs to go.— Rabia Mufti (@DrMufti) April 21, 2016
COAS spoke of across the board accountability & has begun the same in the institution of the army. But Govt still dithering! Shameful!— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) April 21, 2016
Commendable action of the COAS. Accountability across the board. Setting a great example. Fully support anti corruption movement of change— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) April 21, 2016
The noose around MNS tightens -Army chief dismisses 11 military officers over corruption charges https://t.co/2yAM7U9GSk— Ayesha Siddiqa (@iamthedrifter) April 21, 2016
Army Chief, Gen. Sharif 's tough action, dismissal of 13 senior officers, for corruption sets the stage for accountability on Panama Files— Moeed Pirzada (@MoeedNj) April 21, 2016
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