Lt. Gen Raheel Sharif appointed as new army chief of Pakistan

2013-11-27 06:23:43 | Al Muslim News
Lt. Gen Raheel Sharif appointed as new army chief of Pakistan


Government of Pakistan has appointed Lt. General Raheel Sharif as the new Chief of Army Staff after the retirement of Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who will leave his office on 29 November. Lt. Gen. Raheel Sharif, Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) was born in Quetta on 16 June 1956 to Major and Mrs Muhammad Sharif. He is younger brother of Major Shabir Sharif, Nishan-e-Haider, and Capt Mumtaz Sharif. He ia an old ravian and student of Govt College Lahore. He passed out with 54th PMA Long Course from Pakistan Military Academy. He have got Commissioned in Oct 1976 in the hardened and renowned 6th Battalion The Frontier Force Regiment in which his elder brother Major Shabir Sharif had embraced Shahadat. He was posted in Gilgit in an Infantry Brigade, he also served as Adjutant of Pakistan Military Academy. He did Company Commander’s course from Germany and subsequently served in the prestigious school of Infantry and Tactics as an instructor . He have also performed duties as core commander Lahore..

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