Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan is visiting Saudi Arabia. As a sign of respect, he only wore socks on this visit when he landed.
His pictures soon started circulating on social media.
As pictures surfaced, more and more people started voicing their thoughts on social media. And there are plenty of mixed reactions.
Some people have massive respect for him going barefoot…
— Maryam Masood (@MaryamMasood80) September 18, 2018
Today you gained more respect in my heart @ImranKhanPTI
— Ch Tayyab Jutt kahloon (@ChTayyabJutt15) September 18, 2018
…and cannot stop praising him.
Its a sign of love, respect, and care…..every muslim and every citizen of Pakistan must be proud of their leader….We love u khan sahb…..😍
So @ImranKhanPTI continues the practice of not wearing shoes on the Holy land. One should give him credit here. At least he has not personally changed much after becoming PM.
— AunKalyar25 (@AunKalyar1) September 18, 2018
In fact, Imran Khan’s decision to go barefoot even touched the hearts of those who are not too fond of him
Well, TBH….I appreciate his this act…thou I hate him the most, But this act is far above than my hatred.. Hats Off PM sb.
— ابو عبدالله (@babaNagi72) September 18, 2018
Respect is shown for the city #Madinah 💖
— Basharit Hussain (@chbash) September 18, 2018
Then, there were some people who could not wrap their heads around why he took his shoes off…
Imran Khan not wearing shoes in madina, yar what is this…
— Syeda 🇺🇸 (@trisolarun) September 18, 2018
These pictures don't look like they've been taken in a mosque, so what respect is being shown here?
— M.O.K. (@Protarean) September 18, 2018
Some who ridiculed him…
very fake fickle IK
— ❤️Aaissh❤️ ⚠️🔊VOTEfor @BBhuttoZardari ❤️ (@aaish_6) September 18, 2018
Suddenly the playboy is man of God!
— Global Soul (@BKsCorner) September 18, 2018
And some who called him out for this ‘unnecessary’ act
What has respect for to do with not wearing shoes. Was going bare foot Rasool Allah's (saw) sunnah? If he is so keen on honouring him start with stopping Riba (سود) and having a beard, covering his head in public etc
— Raving Ascetic باؤلا ملنگ (@RavingMalang) September 19, 2018
I wish Mohtarma Shaukat Khanum were alive today and scolded @ImranKhanPTI for not wearing shoes.
— Kamil Ahmed (@BeingKamil) September 18, 2018
the respect is not in wearing shoes..it is in the heart…
— Engr. Javed Ibrahim (@jibrahim77) September 19, 2018
Do you believe that Imran Khan was justified in showing respect when he took his shoes off? Or do you classify this as an unnecessary call for attention on his part? Let us know your views in the comments!
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