A picture of former DG ISI General Zaheer ul Islam has gone viral on social media. In this photo, General Zaheer ul Islam is standing in front of a dice with the PTI banner on it. According to details, former DG ISI General (retd) Zaheer ul Islam announced his support for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Col (retd) Muhammad Shabbir Awan in PP-7 Rawalpindi constituency of Punjab. The former DG ISI also organized an election rally in support of the PTI candidate at his residence in Kahuta Motor.
The photo of former DG ISI General Zaheer ul Islam drew an unusual reaction on social media. Saleem Safi tweeted, “This is not the case … The retired soldier who has to do politics should become a politician openly in the same way. Like General (R) Zaheer-ul-Islam, he should openly join PTI and stand in the line of Shibli Faraz and Shahbaz Gill.
Pakistani journalist reaction on twitter
Hamid Mir tweeted that General Zaheer ul Islam’s support for PTI is nothing new, yes but now he has come out openly.
Hamid Mir tweeted about General Zaheer ul Islam support for PTI
Gen Zaheer’s support for PTI is not new but it’s open now https://t.co/azv4awMt8A
— Hamid Mir حامد میر (@HamidMirPAK) June 26, 2022
Joining a political party after shedding uniform is his right, must be respected.
But doing so openly or secretly while in uniform is a crime, must be denounced.
Urge him to close eyes, keep hand on heart and ask himself few questions. Will hopefully get some right answers https://t.co/NRlENl4SYZ
— Farhatullah Babar (@FarhatullahB) June 26, 2022
Allegations against Zaheerul Islam
1- Nawaz Sharif alleged that he was behind 2014 sit-in of PTI?
2- Nawaz Sharif said he conveyed me a message to step down or avail Ex-Pakistan long leave.
Note: Gen Zaheer denied these allegations, in an interview to Geo TV in 2018. https://t.co/YIxhR99HGw
— Azam Khan (@azamshaam) June 26, 2022
Rauf Klasra tweeted about General Zaheer-ul-Islam support for PTI
Reminds Gabriel Garcia Marques Novel
“The General in His Labyrinth” pic.twitter.com/dGV9OqPUiO
— Rauf Klasra (@KlasraRauf) June 26, 2022
Saleem Safi tweeted about General Zaheer-ul-Islam support for PTI
یہ ہوئی نا بات۔۔۔جس ریٹائرڈ فوجی نے سیاست کرنی ہےوہ اسی طرح کھل کر سیاستدان بن جائے۔فوج کی آڑ لینےکی بجائےجنرل(ر) علی قلی خان اور جنرل(ر) امجد شعیب وغیرہ کو بھی جنرل(ر) ظہیرالاسلام کی طرح کھل کر پی ٹی آئی میں شمولیت کے ذریعے شبلی فراز اور شہباز گل کی صف میں کھڑا ہوجانا چاہئے۔ https://t.co/GIXoGUlQT5
— Saleem Safi (@SaleemKhanSafi) June 26, 2022