Cricketer Haris Rauf is receiving backlash on social media after he received an honorary DSP ranks from Islamabad Police.
Netizens and his followers have expressed displeasure over Haris Rauf accepting the DSP honorary ranks from Islamabad Police due to the alleged use of force over PTI workers during the hearing of Imran Khan in Islamabad.
His fans and followers believe Haris Rauf should have turned down the request or refused to accept the honorary rank keeping in view the recent law and order situation in Pakistan and the confrontation between the Police and the people.
People believe by taking up the honorary post, Haris Rauf is endorsing and justifying the actions of Islamabad Police against the people. His comment sections on Twitter and Instagram have been riled up with comments of condemnation and disapproval. Enraged netizens say the cricketer has lost their support. Some believe it was not the right time to take up the honorary DPS post. A social media user said that the cricketer already has a huge following, he did not have to take up the honorary post for promotion and publicity.
Some sports journalists have requested people to stop bashing Haris Rauf. Picture of the cricketer dressed up in the uniform of Islamabad Police and being honored with the rank had gone viral on social media on Tuesday.
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Shame on you, Haris. You raised no voice on abductions, torture on young boys, and illegal raids, but instead, you are seen standing with the perpetrators. Lost all respect
— Mehvish Ali (@GMehvishali) March 28, 2023
@HarisRauf14 update please
— Frasat Pakistani 🇵🇰 (@FrasatPakistani) March 28, 2023
Haris Rauf is among the best fast bowlers present in the Pakistan Cricket Team. Rauf is the celebrated pacer in the Pakistan Cricket team who has earned immense fame and appreciation within a short span through his exceptional performances.
Meanwhile, Haris Rauf is not the first Pakistani cricketer who has been honored with the honorary DSP rank. Earlier, Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi were also honored with the DSP rank from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police respectively.