Gen Raheel Sharif: A life in pictures

Highlights and rare moments from the General's life and career


Multimedia Desk November 29, 2016

General Raheel Sharif is set to retire today, bringing an end to his successful three-year tenure as the 15th Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army.

During his tenure as military chief, the country boldly confronted both internal and external challenges in coordination with all state institutions. General Raheel launched Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan in 2014, following a militant attack on Karachi Airport.

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Under his tenure, the law and order situation in Karachi also saw an improvement, while special military units to ensure security of all those involved in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were put into place.

As Gen Raheel Sharif's tenure draws to an end, we look at a series of never before seen pictures of his life.

Gen Raheel pays a farewell visit to PM Nawaz Sharif at PM Office. PHOTO: APP General Raheel was born in Quetta on June 16, 1956, to Major and Mrs Muhammad Sharif. PHOTO: ISPR

4_zkn_15235422_10157861467395442_1366645627450795152_o_raheel-sharif As a young officer, he performed his duties in Gilgit in an Infantry Brigade and also served as Adjutant of Pakistan Military Academy. PHOTO: ISPR

2_zkn_ss_raheel-sharif Raheel Sharif is from the Pakistan Military Academy's 54th Long Course. PHOTO: ISPR

3_zkn_15250671_10157861467375442_8694931208815006220_o_raheel-sharif He did a Company Commander's Course from Germany and subsequently served in the prestigious School of Infantry and Tactics as an instructor. PHOTO: ISPR

5_zkn_15252528_10157861467405442_6753252723652307116_o_raheel-sharif He attended the Command and Staff College Canada, graduating with distinction. PHOTO: ISPR

6_zkn_15250787_10157861467290442_4859867597735197293_o_raheel-sharif Raheel Sharif was appointed 15th Chief of Army Staff on Nov 28, 2013. PHOTO: ISPR

2_zkn_cqpafzbweaaeyrn_pictures Operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched under Gen Raheel Sharif. PHOTO: ISPR

General Raheel Sharif, COAS on the Eid day visited IDP camp at Bannu and spent his time with children and IDPs and also presented them gifts. PHOTO: ISPR On the occasion of  Eid, he visited an IDP camp in Bannu and spent his time with children and IDPs and also presented them with gifts. PHOTO: ISPR

Exercise Raad ul Barq: PM Nawaz Sharif, COAS Gen Raheel Sharif & Comd Strike Corps Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem witnessing the Exercise at KPT Ranges Gen Raheel Sharif and Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem witness the Exercise Raad ul Barq at KPT Ranges. PHOTO: ISPR

Gen Raheel Sharif (R) speaking with students at the Army Public School after it was reopened following an attack there by Taliban militants in Peshawar. PHOTO: ISPR Gen Raheel Sharif speaking with students of the Army Public School after it was reopened following an attack by Taliban militants in Peshawar. PHOTO: ISPR

COAS Gen Raheel reaches Egypt on two-day official visit. PHOTO: ISPR Gen Raheel arrives in Egypt for a two-day official visit. PHOTO: ISPR

Gen Raheel and PM Nawaz drive along the Gwadar-Hoshab portion of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. PHOTO: ISPR Gen Raheel and PM Nawaz drive along the Gwadar-Hoshab portion of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. PHOTO: ISPR

14_zkn_583816fcde2fc_raheel-sharif Gen Raheel pays a farewell visit to PM Nawaz Sharif at PM House. PHOTO: APP

All chiefs of staff pose for a photograph alongside PM Nawaz as Gen Raheel says his goodbyes. PHOTO: APP All chiefs of staff pose for a photograph alongside PM Nawaz as Gen Raheel says his goodbyes. PHOTO: APP

1_zkn_crrrqaiwgaami7m_pictures He is set to be the first army chief retire on time since 1996. PHOTO: ISPR

COMMENTS (7)

Jude Soares | 4 years ago | Reply Our grateful hearts and our thanks to you for being with us when we needed you. Stay blessed and keep well and the very best to you and your family.
Haji Atiya | 4 years ago | Reply Like the black uniforms in the latter pix...
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