Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed grief on the demise of admiral Muhammad Sharif, former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday.
“May Allah bless the departed soul in eternal peace and give strength to the bereaved family, Aamen” the army chief was quoted as saying by the military's media win.
#COAS expresses grief on demise of Admiral Mohammad Shariff, former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. “May Allah bless the departed soul in eternal peace and give strength to the bereaved family, Aamen” COAS.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) April 29, 2020
Muhammad Sharif passed away on Tuesday and was laid to rest with full military honours in Islamabad.
Former naval chief Muhammad Sharif passes away
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi including other retired and incumbent military officials attended the funeral prayer.
Sharif has the honour of being the first four-star admiral of the Pakistan Navy and he had also served as the chairman joint chiefs of staff committee, the post, in theory, is the highest military position since the CJCSC is technically head of the three armed forces.