Rasheed Khan, an ordinary traffic warden portrays a positive image of the traffic police on social media through Facebook.
As he was using Facebook regularly for the past few years, he was known to his family and friends on Facebook. And thus, his regular work activities increased up to 83,000.
The khan’s mustache is his identity! His face is familiar to many people on the streets of Peshawar. He is such a social media hero.
Surprisingly, Khan didn’t use any strategy to increase his followers’ list. He was questioned about what strategy he had used to increase his fan followers on which Khan answered, “I don’t know. It just started happening.”
Khan says, most of the people on Facebook comment on his posts which are appreciable. He said that these positive remarks encourage him to do better than before. He further added that there are also some people who criticize him or leave negative comments like commenting on him as a “dramaybaaz” etc.
Furthermore, he makes it clear that he is not doing all this for fame, followers, and appreciation. He just wants to spread awareness among the people of our country about the better side of the traffic police. As people have many misconceptions about the traffic police and apparently people used to call them corrupt, he tries to portray a positive image of traffic police.
Currently, he is working as a Sub-Inspector. For more than 20 years, he has served the traffic police. His awards, shields and appreciation certificates are a testament to his performance.
Moreover, he says he likes to interact with citizens and he sees himself as a traffic police representative. He aims to spread the traffic rules and a positive image of the traffic police through Facebook posts.
An unconventional approach
Khan often uses a hidden body camera to record his encounters with the citizens of Peshawar. This hidden body camera is officially provided to him. Khan posts those videos on his Facebook profile.
Most of his recordings show the violation of the traffic rules by VIP citizens. Also, his photos and videos represent wardens helping others on the roads. He has captured the moments like wardens helping the elderly in crossing the road or changing the tires of the vehicles and also shared these moments on the Facebook.
From last year, he narrates a memorable moment with a rickshaw driver. He stopped the rickshaw and shocked to see that the rickshaw driver was disabled, but still, he was earning for his family. Khan got emotional but impressed to see that he is still working. The Khan was supposed to Challan him, but instead of giving him Challan he Khan gave him Rs500 cash as a gift.
In Peshawar, every Ramzan, the department gave the wardens with the stock of the gifts and asked them to give it to the people as a gesture of goodwill.