(NBC NEWS) – Posters calling on Pakistan's powerful army chief to impose martial law are mysteriously popping up across the country, raising eyebrows in the notoriously coup-prone and nuclear-armed nation.
"Talking about leaving is outdated, for God's sake just come [take over] now!" declared the posters reported to be appearing in major cities including Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Quetta and Karachi.
The banners were first seen on on Monday. They feature the mustachioed face of popular Gen. Raheel Sharif, who is set to step down in November after three years as army chief.
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According to the posters, the campaign is sponsored by Move On Pakistan, a political party.
Journalists across the country also received mysterious text messages urging a military takeover during the holy month of Ramadan, which ended July 6.