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

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

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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Reader Comments (6)

  • Pakistani
    Nov 24, 2016 - 9:57PM

    How much we respect General Raheel Shareef. He has sent a very high benchmark for the COAS to come. Always felt in safe hands as long as he is the COAS.

    May ALLAH Bless him and his family, Ameen. Recommend

  • Rebirth
    Nov 25, 2016 - 12:03AM

    2 words: Field Marshall.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 25, 2016 - 3:30AM

    Anarchists, thugs and dark forces have different view about him now. He very smartly kept their hopes alive but always remained within boundaries of law and constitution. Recommend

  • Deepak Arora
    Nov 25, 2016 - 7:09AM

    And you are one of the worst leader of this generation, Nawaj.Recommend

  • Babbarsher Khan
    Nov 25, 2016 - 8:23AM

    Sharif must be very relieved to see the retiring Sharif!Recommend

  • ToughTalk
    Nov 26, 2016 - 10:08AM

    PM Sharif – beware this guy may topple your Govt in next few days. Pak army Generals have got that reputation.Recommend

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