Raheel Sharif leaves for Australia on 4-day official visit

Published: August 4, 2014
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Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. PHOTO: ONLINE

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. PHOTO: ONLINE

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has left for Australia on a four-day official visit.

The army chief is going to Australia on special invitation of Australian Chief of Defence Force, the statement stated.

The press release added that the COAS will also meet senior defence and military leadership of Australia.

Sharif will co-chair the security and defence roundtable discussions being held between the two countries as well, the statement said.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • junaid
    Aug 4, 2014 - 1:25PM

    Whats with the trip down under?

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  • Aussie
    Aug 4, 2014 - 1:26PM

    Welcome! Though I m sure the troops in NWA would have needed you more.

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  • Karachi Mirchi
    Aug 4, 2014 - 1:50PM

    Oh, oh!!! Will he be allowed to come back, or like 15 years ago, flight PK 805 carrying Musharraf was not allowed to land in Pakistan, is going to be replayed???

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  • S K Chadha
    Aug 4, 2014 - 3:03PM

    Is this visit to discuss Hazara Shia migration issue?

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  • Alladitta
    Aug 4, 2014 - 3:27PM

    What is with all our leaders political, army or others. They all go away to foreign lands when the going gets tough back home.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Aug 4, 2014 - 7:38PM

    A good eastward move of the Pak army chief .

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  • Rex Minor
    Aug 4, 2014 - 8:41PM

    @Alladitta:
    Where do you reckon Pakistan should source its uranium requirements from?Certainly not from the Himalayas. The military has not passed on this responsibility to the civilian authorities.

    Rex Minor

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  • Leela4fun
    Aug 4, 2014 - 8:46PM

    What is the fascination for the land down under? Is it to make arrangements to immigrate after retirement?

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