Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that army chief General Raheel Sharif, who is due to retire this week, is one of the finest military leaders of this generation.
“General Raheel has proved beyond shadow of doubt that he is one of the finest leaders of this generation,” the prime minister said in his address in the farewell dinner hosted for the COAS at the PM House, Islamabad.
Farewell dinner in honor of outgoing Army Chief is underway at Prime minister House. pic.twitter.com/hM8AeZm7mx— PML(N) (@pmln_org) November 24, 2016
The PM lauded Gen Raheel’s bravery, saying the latter always led from the front, and boosted the morale of the troops.
Remembering the outgoing army chief’s tenure, PM Nawaz said Gen Raheel worked in tandem with him on many pressing issues, and he always took his advice.
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“During the past three years, I have relied on your [Gen Raheel’s] strategic advice. We have worked together in addressing a number of security challenges, and I am glad to say that Pakistan today is much safer than in 2013,” he said.
Earlier, the PM held a one-on-one meeting with the army chief.
Federal ministers, corps commanders, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and Naval Chief Admiral Zakaullah, among others, were also present on the occasion.
وزیراعظم کا مادر وطن کی حفاظت کیلیے پاک فوج کی قربانیوں کو خراج تحسین pic.twitter.com/9j4GWHwqQu— PML(N) (@pmln_org) November 24, 2016
Farewell dinner in honor of outgoing Army Chief is underway at Prime minister House. pic.twitter.com/73FGfGbuNG— PML(N) (@pmln_org) November 24, 2016