Not that we needed any more proof but after today, Sheikh Rasheed is Boss AF. Riding a motorbike, taking a news channel van hostage, addressing the reporters while lighting a cigar, scurrying away from the audience and finally making his way to Laal Haveli – suffice to say, today was a damn fine day for political entertainment. The capital has never been more alive.
News anchors proceeded to dub this as a “DABANGG* entry” and we couldn’t help but be equally amused.
(*cringing so hard at that word, though)
Sheikh Rasheed then proceeded to post a video giving proof of his dauntless bravery.
“Stop me if you can”
Video message pic.twitter.com/aZQxV3FxLv
— Sheikh Rashid Ahmad (@ShkhRasheed) October 28, 2016
Sheikh Rasheed’s antics, despite the Islamabad lockdown, has people singing hymns of his bravery, so much so that this whole episode might have won him a cult fan following.
Here’s what the internet is raging over:
The legend, in flesh and bone.
They sealed his house, blocked the city but here he is, at committee chowk, smoking cigar, addressing media. hahaha legend @ShkhRasheed
— Bitterfly (@fareeloydias) October 28, 2016
The lead actor to many action packed movies.
Dhoom 4 shooting in progress. #SheikhRasheed
— Teepu (@teepusahab) October 28, 2016
Khatron ka sipahi
— Imran Nazir (@imrancrickter) October 28, 2016
The fairly obvious on-screen double.
— nojokefound (@k3wlbwoyy) October 28, 2016
Shawn Michaels, time to pass the torch.
I'M JUST A PINDI BOY
I'M NOT YOUR BOY TOY #SheikhVsPolice
— Saiber Bullie 🏇 (@QasimZaidi_) October 28, 2016
You can take the boy out of Pindi but you can’t take the P indi out of the boy.
You can't beat the level of a Pindi Boy #SheikhRasheed 😂😂
— نادیہ (@iNadiaKhurr) October 28, 2016
Comparisons were drawn with the desi deviant.
— Fariha Awan (@Fay_Alif) October 28, 2016
Sharmila Faruqi also joined in.
— Sharmila faruqi (@sharmilafaruqi) October 28, 2016
There was more rap.
In the middle of chaos, cigar is what I need
I go by the name of sheikh rasheed pic.twitter.com/JW53mZz0Ei
— Moiz ☕ (@hisredrighthand) October 28, 2016
First pushups, now this…
Meanwhile Government has banned cigar because it's a threat to democracy.
— Sir Saith Abdullah (@SaithAbdullah99) October 28, 2016
Usain Bolt’s newest protege.
— Amna Pakistani 🌐 (@amna_sayx) October 28, 2016
He's a muthaf**kin' starboy pic.twitter.com/rnJbrGvgqK
— Ahmed Zulfiqar (@azkhawaja1) October 28, 2016
Dat quote tho.
"Mein darrnay walay dinn nai paida hua…"
— Haadia. (@HaadeaP) October 28, 2016
~my name is Sheeda, Sheeda ki haweli,
I'm too sexy for you, main teray haath na aani.
— Saad Amjad (@SaadAmjad_) October 28, 2016
Keeping Mohammad Ali’s legacy alive.
@ShkhRasheed Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can't hit what the eyes can't see.
Go for it 👍
— Irum Azeem Farooque (@Irumf) October 28, 2016
Phupho also took some digs.
Sheikh Rasheed na hogya Shakeel ka Rishta Hogya , jo mil hi nhe rha :')
— Phupho (@Phuppho) October 28, 2016
Sheikh Rasheed going Pablo Escobar on cops is something we're never going to forget.
— Roha (@RohaNadym) October 28, 2016
This is what everyone’s feeling rn
— Khan Sahib (@Khanabadosh_) October 28, 2016
What are your thoughts on the nation’s most well-liked politician?