In Lahore, former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif’s motorcade would bring the streets to a standstill. In London, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president dodges traffic to cross a road.
A video shared on social media captures Shehbaz as he attempts to cross a road in the British capital and has garnered mixed reactions from the masses.
Former PML-N leader Jan Achakzai termed it the royalty of democracy stuck in traffic.
Some Twitteratis pointed out the ‘missing’ VVIP protocol, while others found him cute.
“Royal democracy” stuck in traffic of Westminster democracy. pic.twitter.com/RVBeVPB5lM
— Jan Achakzai (@Jan_Achakzai) June 19, 2018
— Masood Mirza (@masood_619_) June 19, 2018
Shehbaz Sharif spotted in London while crossing the road. In Pakistan they use motorcade and block roads for their movement. Where as this is how they moves in London. pic.twitter.com/T37GodZCI9
— Raza Mehdi (@SyedRezaMehdi) June 19, 2018
Can we just make this go viral! Here is @CMShehbaz in London, running through traffic. In Pakistan he can’t travel 50 meters without a bulletproof car and 23 vehicles around him! #PMLN #PTI #PPP #Shehbaz #NawazSharif pic.twitter.com/kk4o4Ugtul
— Hafiz M. Shoaib (@Real_MShoaib) June 19, 2018
— Saqib Shahzad (@saqibactor) June 20, 2018
— Saima Farooq (@SaimaFarooq) June 19, 2018
— Hashim Abbasi (@HashimAbbasi16) June 19, 2018
If this is real & not a lookalike then there is a new level of respect for this man. What a normal thing to do! No badshahat clearly pic.twitter.com/WTfNmwgxvM
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) June 19, 2018
I've seen @CMShehbaz many times using a taxi in London. He's been walking miles here. It's actually a nice gesture. One should not make fun of it. Its not coz the elites are not given protocol here but cz of low security risk. I hope ths trend wll b introduced in Pak one day.
— Ihtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) June 19, 2018
The former chief executive left for London after his brother’s wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz suffered a cardiac arrest on June 15. She was receiving cancer treatment at a clinic in the United Kingdom.