Army chief pays tribute to military men securing nation

General Raheel pays farewell visit to Rawalpindi Corps headquarters


News Desk November 25, 2016
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. PHOTO: ONLINE

Army chief General Raheel Sharif paid tribute to the valiant personnel of the armed forces safeguarding the motherland, during his farewell visit to Rawalpindi 10 Corps headquarters, Express News reported

Addressing the officers and personnel of 10 Corps during the visit, General Raheel reiterated that his services will remain available for the country even after his retirement.

On Thursday, the army staff confirmed he would be retiring on November 29. He added that he would dedicate his life after retirement to families of martyrs military men.

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

On the same day, General Raheel said that if Pakistan were to launch surgical strikes, India would not be able to forget it for generations to come. India, he added, would  teach its children about Pakistan’s surgical strike if the latter took such measures. Pakistani troops were capable of teaching Indian forces a lesson, he said.

General Raheel said Pakistan Army along with tribal people had eliminated the scourge of terrorism. He noted that tribal areas were considered a no-go area three years ago, but were now witnessing social gatherings and development projects.

The army chief went on to say that Pakistan’s army was the best military and added that soldiers' morale was high.

Later during the day, the prime minister hosted the army chief for a farewell dinner. On the occasion, he said that General Raheel was one of the finest military leaders of his time.

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The PM lauded Gen Raheel’s bravery, saying the latter always led from the front, and boosted the morale of the troops. He further said that the Army chief worked in tandem with him on many pressing issues, and he always took his advice.

“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.

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