Pakistan’s asset of pride, General Raheel Sharif is a four-star rank army general and the current (15th) Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army, in office since 2013.
Coming from a family of martyrs and courageous leaders who have given their lives for the sake of this soil, General Raheel is the epitome of bravery and a seasoned military veteran. He has decided upon himself to clean-sweep the country of all the wrong-doings it possesses along with the tyrants.
Shughal salutes the COAS’s efforts, his work-effort and presents a tribute to the Man Of Honour, General Raheel Sharif.
General Raheel Sharif was born into a noble Rajput family in Quetta, 1956
General Raheel Sharif is the nephew of Shaheed Major Aziz Bhatti, a Nishan-e-Haider recipient, who was declared as the martyr of Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 by Pakistan.
His eldest brother, Major Rana Shabbir Sharif was declared as the martyr of Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Major Rana Shabbir Sharif, the COAS’ brother, received Pakistan’s highest military award Nishan-e-Haider posthumously. His other brother, Captain Mumtaz Sharif also bravely served in Pakistan army and was awarded Sitara-e-Basalat.
General Raheel Sharif attended PMA and was recruited in the 6th Batallion of the Frontier Force Regiment
He served as an adjutant to the Pakistan Military Academy and joined an infantry brigade in Gilgit. As a brigadier, he commanded two infantry brigades.
In 2002, General Raheel Sharif was also appointed as Military Secretary
He was assigned command of the 11th infantry division. Sharif was also the General Commanding Officer of an infantry division and Commandant of the Pakistan Military Academy.
As the Inspector General for Training and Evaluation, Raheel Sharif enhanced military colleges in Pakistan
Raheel Sharif also deals with the evaluation of military doctrines and war strategies with a view to shaping future training programs. He changed the army’s focus more towards carrying out counter-insurgency operations.
On 27 November 2013, Sharif was appointed as the 15th Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Pakistan Army – A moment of pride
Uninterested in politics, General Raheel Sharif was elevated over two more senior generals as he became the Chief Of Army Staff.
In 2013, General Raheel Sharif was awarded the Nishana-e-Imtiaz, the highest award a civilian can get
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif will retire in November 2016
General Raheel Sharif managed to bag 14 medals and decorations whilst serving for Pakistan
Service Medals: 10 years service medal. 20 years service medal. 30 years service medal. Command and Staff College Centenary medal.
Non-operational Military awards: Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Order Of Excellence Military). Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Crescent Of Excellence).
Commemorative Medals: Qarardad-e-Pakistan Tamgha (Resolution Day Golden Jubilee Medal). Tamgha-e-Istaqlal (Escalation versus India Medal). Hijri Tamgha (Hijri Medal). Tamghiyat-e-Jamhuriyat (Democracy Medal). Independence Day Golden Jubilee Medal. Tamgha-e-Baqa (Nuclear Test Medal).
Foreign Awards: Order of Abdul Aziz Al-Saudi (Saudi Arabia). Legion of Merit (United States).
COAS General Raheel Sharif has devoted his life to Pakistan and the security of its people, are you proud of him? As proud as he is of every Pakistani 🙂