Prior to this appointment as Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Raheel Sharif was serving as the Inspector General Training and Evaluation at the General Headquarters.His prior appointments include Commander, Gujranwala XXX Corps, Commandant of Pakistan Military Academy Kakul and General Officer Commanding Lahore. Although he was born in Quetta but he is not Balooch and his roots are in the Kunjah town of Gujrat District of Punjab.Lt. General Raheel Sharif previously served as Corps Commander Gujranwala in Pakistan Army and he also served as Corps Commander Lahore previously. Lieutenant General Raheel Sharif is the Younger Brother of Major Shabbir Sharif Rana Shaheed who was a Brave Pakistani Military officer who received both the Sitara-e-Jurat and Nishan-e-Haider for his bravery. Both of their Father Major (R) Sharif was also an army officer. He is also the Nephew of Major Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Nishan-e-Haider .
General Raheel Sharif Educational Career::
He attained his formal education at Government College Lahore and later went on to attend the Pakistan Military Academy.and selected in Pakistan Army as commissioned officer in 1976.
General Raheel Sharif Military Career
After completion of his training he joined 6th battalion of the Frontier Force Regiment that is renowned and battle hardened. He performed his duties as young officer in Gilgit in infantry brigade and also served as adjutant of Pakistan Military Academy.
Raheel Sharif climb on the military ladder and General Pervez Musharraf handed him the command of 11th Infantry Division in Lahore. As a lieutenant General, Raheel served as Corps Commander for 2 years and after that took over as Inspector General Training and Evaluation.
General Raheel Sharif Views about Militancy/ Terrorism:
It is believed that he is against the Taliban and militants and described them as the major threat to the existence of Pakistan. He believed that the internal insurgency is more dangerous for Pakistan than the foreign threats
General Raheel Sharif Interesting Facts:
- General Pervez Musharraf is considered his mentor.
- He is not relative of Nawaz Sharif and her surname Sharif is only a coincidence.
- He is close to Lieutenant-General Abdula Qadir Baloch, who is key confidante of Sharif Family.
- Raheel Sharif was also awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz, second highest Civilian Award.
General Raheel Sharif Profile::
Date of Birth: 16th of June, 1956
Place of Birth: Quetta Balochistan
Father Name: Major Muhammad Sharif
Younger Brother: Major Shabbir Sharif (Nishan-e-Haider 1971)
Uncle: Major Aziz Bhatti (Nishan-e-Haider 1965)
Children: Two Songs & a Daughter
General Raheel Sharif Pics and Wallpapers With Family and On Duty::