Banners carrying a message for Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif were displayed on the roads of Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and other cities.
The banners requested COAS not to leave his office; rather he should consider the very option for extension in his tenure so that he could offer his services for a longer period of time. Moreover, a little-known political party of Punjab put up banners in 13 cities of the country with its leaders urging Gen Raheel Sharif to impose martial law and form a government of technocrats.
The banners have been put up in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Hyderabad, Rawalpindi etc, by the Move on Pakistan party and unlike its earlier campaign requesting the army chief to reconsider his retirement plan due in November the message is quite ominous this time around.
A banner hanging at a traffic intersection on the thoroughfare between Chief Minister House and the Rangers headquarters in Karachi reads Janay ki baatain hui puraani, Khuda k liye ab ajao (Talks of leaving are now old; for God’s sake now come).