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General (retd) Raheel Sharif Honored with Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

  • University Head presents award to General Raheel Sharif.
  • Retired military leader speaks to students during award ceremony.
  • Zaidi, the University Head, praises Gen (retd) Sharif for making his alma mater proud.

Former army chief and current Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), General (retd) Raheel Sharif, has been honored with a lifetime achievement award. The award ceremony took place with Government College University Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi presenting the accolade to General Sharif. During the event, General Sharif shared valuable insights with students, emphasizing the significance of three fundamental principles in life: Character, Courage, and Competence.

Prof Zaidi expressed his pride in individuals who bring honor to their educational institutions, highlighting General Sharif as a prime example of this. General Sharif’s connection with his alma mater was further reinforced by his family’s longstanding legacy at the GCU, and he also spoke about his elder brother, Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider, Military), who personified bravery and sacrifice as a fearless soldier.

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The event underscored General Sharif’s pivotal role in eliminating terrorism from Pakistan and his leadership as the inaugural military commander of the IMCTC, which represents 42 nations united in the pursuit of global peace and security.

Serving as Pakistan’s 9th chief of army staff (COAS) from 2013 to 2016, General Sharif played a crucial role in combating terrorism through significant anti-terrorism campaigns conducted across the country. A notable triumph was the Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan, which effectively dismantled Taliban strongholds in the region, consequently stabilizing the entire nation.

Retiring from his role as the COAS, General Sharif was appointed to lead the multinational alliance IMCTC upon its establishment in 2017. To this day, he remains at the helm of the organization, which aims to enhance global security and thwart terrorism on an international scale.

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Sharif’s dedication and strategic leadership have left an indelible mark on Pakistan’s fight against terrorism, resonating both nationally and globally. His receipt of the lifetime achievement award serves as a testament to his unwavering commitment to fostering peace, eradicating terrorism, and upholding the values of character, courage, and competence that he passionately shared with the students during the award ceremony. Through his exemplary career and ongoing efforts, Raheel Sharif continues to inspire the next generation to contribute positively to society and strive for a safer world.

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