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Watch: Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif receives lifetime achievement award

An event was held at the Government College University Lahore. The event highlighted Gen (retd) Sharif’s role in eradicating terrorism from the country. 

Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif, the former army chief of Pakistan and the first Commander-In-Chief of the Islamic Alliance against Terrorism, KSA, received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Government College University Lahore.

According to the details, an event was held at the Government College University Lahore. The event highlighted Gen (retd) Sharif’s role in eradicating terrorism from the country.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi presented the award to the retired military leader. Prof Zaidi mentioned that some students make their alma mater proud, and Gen (retd) Sharif was one of them.

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Meanwhile, Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif spoke about his own journey, including his family’s legacy at GCU and the influence of his Old Ravian elder brother, Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider, Military), who was a fearless soldier, embodying the ideals of courage and sacrifice.

Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif was Pakistan’s 9th chief of army staff (COAS) who led the country’s military from 2013 to 2016. He played a huge role in the eradication of terrorism through major anti-terrorism operations across the country.

The most significant of them was Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan which obliterated the Taliban strongholds in the region, resulting in the stability of the entire country. He expanded the role of paramilitaries in Karachi which is widely credited with reducing the level of violence in Pakistan’s commercial capital.

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In 2013, Sharif was conferred with Nishan-e-Imtiaz (military). He has the distinction of being conferred with 5 international military awards, the highest for any Pakistani Army Chief to date, in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the fight against terrorism and bringing stability to the region.

After his retirement as Pakistan’s army chief, he was appointed as the commander-in-chief of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, a 41-nation alliance of Muslim countries headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.