Gen Raheel is one of the finest leaders of this generation: PM

Nawaz Sharif hosts farewell dinner for the army chief at PM House


News Desk November 24, 2016
PM Nawaz hosted farewell dinner at PM House on November 24, 2016. PHOTO: PID

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.



The PM lauded Gen Raheel’s bravery, saying the latter always led from the front, and boosted the morale of the troops.

PM Nawaz Sharif holds meeting with army chief General Raheel Sharif. PHOTO: PID

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.



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COMMENTS (6)

ToughTalk | 4 years ago | Reply PM Sharif - beware this guy may topple your Govt in next few days. Pak army Generals have got that reputation.
Babbarsher Khan | 4 years ago | Reply Sharif must be very relieved to see the retiring Sharif!
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