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General Raheel Sharif: A Model of Leadership and Valiance

The glorious era of General RaheelSharif comes to an end as he handed over Pakistan Army’s command to General Qamar Javed Bajwa today.

The brave General will always be remembered for his praiseworthy services for Pakistan. He is no doubt the most respectable and influential Army Chief of our country’s history.

The country was facing several critical challenges when the command was handed over to him in 2013. He had taken the responsibility on his shoulders to pull the country out of these challenges including terrorism, economy, national security and international relations.

General Raheel Sharif is by far the most popular and trusted army chief of Pakistan.

Born in a Rajput family,  Raheel Sharif is the son of (late) Major Muhammad Sharif, who belonged to a town in Gujrat, Kunjah.

He acquired exemplary valour due to his strong army background including two Nishan-e-Haider awardees, his eldest brother Major Shabbir Sharif shaheed, a martyr of Indo-Pak War of 1971 and his maternal Uncle Major Raja Aziz Bhatti shaheed, a martyr of Indo-Pak War of 1965.

He completed his early education from Government College Lahore and selected in Pakistan Army as commissioned officer in 1976.After completion of his training he joined renowned 6th battalion of the Frontier Force Regiment. He performed his duties as young officer in Gilgit in infantry brigade and also served as adjutant of Pakistan Military Academy. He has accomplished numerous tasks during his three years tenure as a

He has accomplished numerous uphill tasks during his three years tenure as a“SippaSalaar”.


Some of the most important are listed as follows:

Karachi operation

Karachi Operation brought a significant decline in terrorist activities, target killing, extortion and kidnapping activities across the city, which is nothing less than a blessing for people of Karachi.

Operation Zarb-e-Azb

The country was burning with day and night blasts, terrorists were roaming all over the country when Pak army started Zarb-e-Azab under the leadership of General RaheelSharif. A greatest milestone achieved for the eradication of terrorism. Thousands of hardcore terrorists were sent to hell which has reduced terrorist activities in country.

Accountability within the ranks

He has taken bold steps regarding accountability across the board by not sparing his own and sacked almost 12 army officials in corruption charges.

He has been awarded different military and international awards. He has left an ideology for those to come and set an excellent example of leadership, bravery, courage and above all patriotism. I wish him best of luck for his future endeavours.


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