Emotions were running high on Twitter as Shahbaz Taseer celebrated his first birthday after being released on Tuesday.
Shahbaz Taseer lights up Twitter with account of Taliban captivity
The eldest Taseer was held by the Taliban for nearly five years so we can't blame anyone for getting a little sentimental. As wishes poured in, Shahbaz's wife Maheen Taseer tweeted a picture of his cake, expressing gratitude for his return.
The Miracles of Allah! The day that used to be the hardest for years is the happiest one today! Happy birthday my Braveheart @ShahbazTaseer— Maheen Ghani (@maheenghani_) April 26, 2016
Shahbaz has been exceptionally active on social media since his return. Last month, he took his followers by surprise when he decided to conduct an impromptu Q&A session using the hashtag #AskST.
Keeping the trend alive, he tweeted a picture of a cake which seemed a little more to his own liking (a Manchester United-themed cake).
In another tweet, Shahbaz gracefully responded by saying he was nothing but proud in every sense of the word about his past.
Very proud of my past https://t.co/cEhlIW4xqI— Shahbaz Taseer (@ShahbazTaseer) April 26, 2016
Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free: Shahbaz Taseer
Here’s a look at some of the other tweets from friends and family alike:
Happy birthday to my brozi @ShahbazTaseer ❤️❤️— Shehryar Taseer (@shehryar_taseer) April 26, 2016
Happy birthday @ShahbazTaseer 💐💖😍🎂 may the rest of your days be filled with joy and love— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) April 26, 2016
An inside joke with Bakhtawar?
A few jokes about his not-so-funny escape
No but it's the least anyone could have done cause I walked from rozgan Afghanistan to Pakistan https://t.co/MZsKtS0Zgi— Shahbaz Taseer (@ShahbazTaseer) April 26, 2016
No karhai! Just rickshaw money which I had stolen from before ;) https://t.co/aA7zanP26D— Shahbaz Taseer (@ShahbazTaseer) April 26, 2016
Happy Birthday Shahbaz! Glad you're back with us!
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