Gen Raheel Sharif (COAS) begins Farewell Visits



Gen Raheel Sharif has commenced his goodbye visits almost a week prior to he is required to resign as Chief of Army Staff, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa declared. The armed force boss started his visits on Monday at the Lahore Garrison where he tended to and expressed gratitude toward a colossal social occasion of warriors of Pakistan Army and Rangers.

Tending to the warriors, Gen Raheel said achievement of peace and soundness was “no normal assignment”. “Our penances and joint national resolve helped us in off-setting all chances against [the] nation.”

The armed force representative had in January rubbished bits of gossip with respect to an expansion in Gen Sharif’s residency as Chief of Army Staff, citing the armed force boss as saying he will “resign on the due date” in November this year.

Hypothesis had been overflowing with respect to an expansion in the COAS’ term after previous military ruler Musharraf required an augmentation in his residency, cautioning against an adjustment in the military initiative.

The post of Army boss is inarguably the most intense in Pakistan. On Nov 27, 2013, the administration endorsed Sharif’s arrangement for the post, a position that he assumed control from Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who ventured down on Nov 29, 2013.


Gen Sharif is relied upon to pass on the implement of summon of the armed force to the following armed force boss at a function before the current month’s over. He would be the primary armed force boss to resign on time in two decades. His forerunners Gen Kayani and Gen Pervez Musharraf got augmentations, while Gen Jehangir Karamat was sent home rashly.

Who could be next?

Passing by the book, it is the senior most three-star general who might turn into the following boss. However, this lead is from time to time watched. Notwithstanding when Gen Sharif turned into the armed force boss he was third on the rank rundown.

A board of three general officers is sent to the head administrator by the safeguard service, yet it is his (PM’s) carefulness to select anybody whom he supposes is most suited for the occupation.

The following four in line are: Lt Gen Maqsood Ahmed (right now on delegation with the UN), Lt Gen Zubair Mehmood Hayat (Chief of General Staff), Lt Gen Syed Wajid Hussain (HIT Taxila) and Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem (Corps Commander Multan).

The race is totally open yet some protection examiners are of the conclusion that Gen Hayat and Gen Nadeem are among the leaders.