German Ambassador to Pakistan, Martin Kobler, has announced that he is retiring soon. He has been serving as Germany’s envoy to Pakistan since 2017.
In a relatively short span of time, the career diplomat has become a heartthrob of Pakistan, winning hearts and engaging with the locals while promoting the culture of Pakistan, especially through social media.
“Feel already sad going on retirement soon”, he said, asking his fans what his backup plans should be, in his usual jolly manner.
“What do you guys think? Shouldn’t I prepare a backup plan after retirement and help with halwa production?”
He made the announcement in a unique manner, something he is known for in Pakistan, sharing his picture in a halwa shop in Lodhran.
Feel already sad going on retirement soon. What do you guys think? Shouldn't i prepare a back up plan after retirement and help with halwa production? 😂
Pic from 'Munawar Sohan halwa shop' near Lodhran, recently. pic.twitter.com/mjvxqIiS1k
— Martin Kobler مارٹن کوبلر (@KoblerinPAK) March 3, 2019
The Pakistanis on social media have already awarded him the status of the best ever ambassador to Pakistan.
From truck art on his foxy and bicycles to promoting Pakistan Post, spreading awareness regarding the severe water crisis to urging his country’s airlines to start their operations in Pakistan, Martin Kobler’s efforts have been incredible. He has also been an advocate of clean Pakistan campaigns.
The Twitterati have expressed their love for the German Ambassador while wishing him luck for his future endeavors.
People are sad already.
Boss! Really sad to hear that of ur retirement but would love to see u in Pakistan ❤️❤️
— sohail (@sohailskazisq) March 3, 2019
Very sad to know Mr. Marin @KoblerinPAK that you are going to retire. You are true friend of Pakistan and all Pakistan love you. We request you that you stay here instead of going to Germany and do some welfare work for the well being of people.
— Muhammad Shakeel (@shaky2001) March 3, 2019
We Welcome you here in Pakistan now and after your retirement.
May ALLAH Grant you Peace.
— Abu Abdullah (@vazims) March 3, 2019
You’ve been a great ambassador and we Pakistanis love you lots.
Sad that you’re going to retire and we will miss our friend dearly.
You should creat Pak-German friendship society and keep play active part to these countries closer.
You will always be welcome in Pakistan👏
— Engr. Shahid Ashraf (@ShahidAsh7) March 3, 2019
That’s how an ambassador should be.
Good luck and happy retirement, Mr Ambassador. You've re-written the playbook for what an Ambassador can (and should!) do when in countries like Pakistan. Thank you.
— Ahmer Murad 👓 (@AhmerMurad) March 3, 2019
You rule our hearts.
no need to go anywhere.
You live in our hearts Sir
— محمد (@naeem6686) March 3, 2019
Get an extension, please.
سر ابھی آپ ریٹائرمنٹ نہ لی آپ اپنی گورنمنٹ سے کہہ کے کچھ مزید سال آگے کروا لی کیونکہ آپ کی کمی کوئی بھی دوسرا پوری نہیں کر سکے گا
— Abdul Manan Butt (@manan055) March 3, 2019
Another role, perhaps?
Sir you are no longer Ambassador from Germany You are now Pakistani Ambassador 😘🇵🇰🇩🇪
— saood javaid (@sadiacca) March 3, 2019
He needs to be awarded honorary Pakistani citizenship.
You don't need to go anywhere you are a Pakistani now… ❤️❤️🇵🇰🇵🇰
— Raheel Bhatti🇵🇰راحیل بھٹی (@RB_PTi) March 3, 2019
It will be hard to replace Kobler.
Retirement???? 😟😟 awwww Sir plz don’t go back !! 🙏 we can’t have an ambassador like u again m sure 😢
— FatimA KazmI (@FatimAAbbas007) March 3, 2019
Your efforts will not be forgotten.
Sir Pakistani nation will always remember you when the world was calling us terrorists, then Pakistan's good face showed you the whole world… Sir we will miss you very much😕😔
— Muhammad Hassan. 🇵🇰 (@Mh8714) March 3, 2019