For Pakistani politicians and leaders the trend of maintaining the online public identity is not much older. There are few politicians of time who have maintained their Fan pages on Facebook including some of current ministers and present president Asif Ali Zardari as well.
But the most popular among these all on Facebook is former President and Army Chief Gen. Pervez Musharraf. He is on top of all other present and former leaders of Pakistan with 140 thousand fans and still growing. On the current rate getting one million fans must not take any thing more than a year. On other hand no one from Pakistani leaders side get even closer to that.
Also this platform is being used by Pervez Musharraf to answer the questions of the fans to deal with any misconceptions that people have. In a video that can be watched on his fan page Musharraf told that reason to make this fan page was to connect with the youth of Pakistan more effectively, also to collectivize the scattered support that he believed he had previously and Facebook gave him the opportunity to bring them all on one single platform.
Not only this Pervez Musharraf is regular in picking the questions from the ones which have been asked by fans and replying them to clear any misconceptions which exist among people on different issues, all relating to the pervez Musharraf.
I would rate this as a good initiative that at least one of leaders chosen to answer the questions of people but unfortunately every one else who have got the chance to lead the nation does not think that way and do not even bother to talk on issues openly. When I am saying this, I am pointing to current leadership more than anyone else who are good at making promises and breaking them without giving any explanations to people with typically using the words, it was not possible at the moment.
You can visit Pervez Musharraf’s Fan Page on facebook from here.
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