General Raheel Sharif led Pakistan Army from November 29, 2013 to November 29, 2016 and was replaced by Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Hailing from a family of martyrs, Raheel Sharif has been one of the most popular army chiefs of the country.
The man who led Zarb-e-Azb, brought peace to Karachi through a full-scale operation and made Waziristan and the country’s tribal areas safe for the common Pakistani will retire from his services on November 29, 2016.
Let’s look at some of the best moments of the COAS Raheel Sharif; starting from his final days in office till receiving the baton of command on November 29, 2013.
General Raheel Sharif with US ambassador David Hale on the former’s farewell visit to US embassy.
President Mamnoon Hussain presenting a souvenir to General Raheel Sharif on his farewell visit to President house
PM pays tribute to General Raheel Sharif during the farewell dinner- Nov 24, 2016
General Raheel Sharif arrives in PM House for a farewell dinner- November 24, 2016
November 24, 2016: Raheel Sharif lays foundation stone of Shahid Afridi stadium in Khyber Agency
Nov 16, 2016: During Exercise Raadul Burq at KPT Ranges
Nov 16, 2016: Gen Raheel Sharif, PM Nawaz and Comd Strike Corps Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem witnessing Exercise Raadul Burq at KPT Ranges
Nov 15, 2016: General Raheel Sharif visited South Waziristan to see one of the newly opened APS in Chagmalai and spent time with the children
Nov 15, 2016: General Raheel Sharif inaugurated state-of-the-art Younus Khan sports stadium with a packed crowd of viewers watching an inaugural match played between FATA Eleven and Younis Khan Eleven in FATA.
Nov 13, 2016: General Raheel Sharif, Prime Minister and CM Balochistan on the occasion of launching of pilot project- first trade convoy at Gwadar.
November 3, 2016: Raheel Sharif met with Pakistan Army team which won Gold Medal in “Exercise Cambrian Patrol” held in UK from 14-23 October.
Oct 27, 2016: General Raheel Sharif visited National Counter Terrorism Training Centre (NCTC), Pabbi and witnessed Pakistan – China Joint Special Forces Exercise “YOUYI-VI 2016”
October 19, 2016: General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, Chief of General Staff (CGS) UK Army along with General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff paying tribute to martyrs after laying floral wreath at Yadgar- e – Shuhada GHQ
October 6, 2016: General Raheel Sharif visited field area near Attock and witnessed the ongoing Pakistan-Russia joint exercise “DRUZBAH”, which commenced on 27 September.
General Raheel Sharif arrived in Germany on one day official visit to participate in a conference of Chiefs of Staffs of the Armed Forces being held under auspices of US CENTCOM. Beside the host General Joseph Votel, Commander US CENTCOM, Chiefs of Armies of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz republic, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, were participating in the conference- Sep 26, 2016
General Raheel Sharif visited National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) located near Kharian- September 23, 2016
Former World Boxing, Welterweight Champion Amir Khan presented championship belt to General Raheel Sharif- August 14, 2016
July 31, 2016: Raheel Sharif attends Shandur Festival in Chitral
July 8, 2016: General Raheel visited troops deployed on frontlines along the line of control (LOC) in Kel and Bagh Sectors. COAS greeted them Eid and spent time with them.
Raheel Sharif spent his Eid day visiting troops in forward area in North & South Waziristan Agency. He offered his Eid prayers at Shawal and interacted with troops- July 6, 2016
COAS given guard of honour on his historic visit of Germany.With him is German Army Chief- June 20, 2016
Raheel Sharif visited Shawal, reviewed progress of last phase of operation in Shawal and spent whole day with troops busy in eliminating terrorists from their last bastion- April 18, 2016
Raheel Sharif laid foundation stone of state of the art Younas Khan sports Complex at Miranshah for the youth, to be constructed by Army engineers- March 22, 2016
General Raheel Sharif visited Shawal area of North Waziristan today to review progress of operation Zarb-e-Azb- Feb 24, 2016
Drives Prime Minister on newly constructed patch of CPEC Road at Hoshab, built by Army. Locals over joyed- Feb 3, 2016
On February 2, 2016 COAS arrived in Quetta and addressed a national seminar on Peace and prosperity in Balochistan.
Visited Turbat, Talar and Gawadar and reviewed progress of projects being constructed by Army Engineers as part of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)- Jan 1, 2016
General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited North Waziristan Agency (NWA) and spent his day with troops and tribals of NWA today. COAS was briefed in detail by the formation commander about recent progress of ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb, IBOs and return of TDPs. Appreciating the progress, he vowed to continue ops till total elimination of terrorists.- December 19, 2015:
Prime Minister, COAS Raheel Sharif, Governor and Chief Minister alongwith other Parliamentarians and senior civil and military officials paying honours while the national anthem is being played at a ceremony held at Peshawar APS to pay homage to the 16 December 2014 martyrs- Dec 16, 2015
General Eduardo Villas Bôas, commander of the Brazilian Army, on behalf of his government awarding order of merit to General Raheel Sharif-November 25, 2015
Raheel Sharif visited Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Headquarters, on November 17, 2015 and met Director CIA.
General Raheel Sharif with Pakistan Army team which won Gold Medal in “Exercise Cambrian Patrol” held in UK.
COAS arrives Turkey for 3 days official visit- October 12, 2015
General Raheel Sharif returns salute to the guard of honour after his arrival at PLA Headquarters June 3, 2014. General Hou shushen, Deputy Chief of General Staff PLA is also present on the occassion.
General Raheel Sharif visited Tilla Ranges near Jhelum and witnessed culmination of large scale maneuver exercises by formations of Central Command in near real environment- May 13, 2014
Headquarters of Special Service Group (SSG) at Ghazi Base, Tarbela. He paid glowing tributes to the sacrifices of the SSG soldiers and officers and acknowledged their tremendous success while fighting against terrorists- April 7, 2014
General Raheel Sharif hosted a reception for serving and retired Army officers, Junior Commissioned officers and soldiers at Garrison Officers Mess Rawalpindi as part of Pakistan Day celebrations on March 23, 2014.
Raheel Sharif receiving King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence from Saudi Crown Prince, His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud- February 25, 2014
COAS witnessing army field firing and battle inoculation exercises near Jhelum on Wednesday Jan 29, 2014
General Raheel Sharif meeting troops deployed in forward localities along the line of control (LOC) Dec 10, 2013
Chief of Army Staff,General Raheel Sharif interacting with troops during his visit to North and South Waziristan Agencies Dec 5 2013.
General Raheel Sharif paying tribute to martyrs at Yadgar-e-Shuhada, GHQ on Dec 2, 2013
Outgoing army chief General Ashfaq Kayani (R) presents the change of command baton to newly-appointed army chief General Raheel Sharif (L) during the change of command ceremony in Rawalpindi on November 29, 2013.
FAREWELL, GENERAL RAHEEL SHARIF