General Raheel Sharif who is currently serving as Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army has been successfully performing his military service from the core of his heart. He has served on various positions in the field of military of Pakistan as he has gained great name and fame by working devotionally for the sake of his country.
General Raheel has met with significant difficulties by working on different positions in the Pakistani army but he always remain encouraged and self-motivated due to which he considers as most suitable figure for the Pakistan army.
General Raheel Sharif started her career by first appointed as commander at 6 Frontier Force Regiment in 1976 and after serving few years he promoted to the commander of 26 Frontier Force Regiment. He then started work as an adjutant to the Pakistan Military Academy as well as also joined infantry brigade where he appointed as brigadier and was used to commanded two infantry brigades.
He was appointed as Military Secretary by Chief of Army Staff at that time General Pervez Musharraf in the year 2002. After few years, General Pervez Musharraf also assigned him as commandant of the 11thInfantry Division in Lahore where he served for two years on the same post. He then promoted to the post of Commandant of the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul and also served as corps commander for two years as Lieutenant General. However he then emerged as Inspector General for Training and Evaluation in the Pakistan Army (IGT&E) in Rawalpindi as well as also worked as Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani
General Raheel was appointed as 15th Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army on 27th November 2013 by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Raheel Sharif has played enormous role to fight against terrorism in the country by starting successful joint operation of Zarb-e-Azab.
General Raheel Sharif completed his intermediate from Government College Lahore and got admission in the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) in order to complete his graduation. He also did Company Commander’s course from Bundeswehr University Munich of Germany and also educated from Canadian Army Command and Staff College (CACSC).
Sharif was also remained a part of the faculty of the Command and Staff College in Quetta and also attended Armed Forces War Course in 1998 at the National Defense University in Islamabad. Therefore, Raheel Sahrif who is highly qualified also completed his another graduated from Defence Academy of UK, Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS).
Personal Biography and Family Information:
Raheel Sharif was born in a Punjabi Rajput family in Quetta on 16th June 1956. He belongs to a family which has vast background in the field of military as he is the son of Major Rana Muhammad Sharif (late). He is a youngest one among all sibling as they are three brother and two sisters. His both elders brothers named as Sahbbir Sharif and Mumtaz Sharif have also served for the country bravely.
Similarly, Mumtaz Sharif has served as Captain in Pakistan army and has also awarded SITARA-E- BASALA for his bravery. Raheel Sharif is a nephew of Major Raja Azizi Bhatti who is a martyr of Indo-Pak war of 1965.He is married and has three children including two sons and a daughter.
General Raheel Sharif has received several awards and service medals which are as follows:
- Nishan-e-Imtiaz in 2013
- Qarardad-e-Pakistan Tamgha
- Hijri Tamgha
- Independence Day Golden Jubilee Medal
- Command and Staff College Centenary Medal
- 10 Years’ Service Medal
- 20 Years’ Service Medal
- 30 Years’ Service Medal