Gen Raheel Sharif: A life in pictures

Published: November 29, 2016
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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

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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

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Raheel Sharif is from the Pakistan Military Academy’s 54th Long Course. PHOTO: ISPR

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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Reader Comments (7)

  • LOL
    Nov 29, 2016 - 10:21AM

    will miss u Sir :( Pakistan is blessed to have sons like you Recommend

  • fahim
    Nov 29, 2016 - 11:01AM

    Great serviceRecommend

  • Jahangir Chauhan
    Nov 29, 2016 - 7:28PM

    Salute you Sir.Recommend

  • Truth
    Nov 29, 2016 - 9:18PM

    Salute to you Sir! You will be missed for sure… Recommend

  • Talha
    Nov 30, 2016 - 10:57AM

    No words can explain your workRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Nov 30, 2016 - 8:49PM

    Like the black uniforms in the latter pix… Recommend

  • Jude Soares
    Mar 25, 2017 - 1:31AM

    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.Recommend

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