WEB DESK: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif was awarded Brazil’s coveted Award “Order of Merit” at a special ceremony, in recognition of his leadership for successful fight against multiple threats.
According to ISPR here, General Raheel Sharif is the first Asian to have won this coveted award.
The Government of Brazil citation reads that order of merit being given to General Raheel Sharif for displaying remarkable courage to deal with the menace of terrorism, successfully leading the army in the face of multiple threats, giving hope to his nation against dismay/despondency and above all for his great efforts to promote peace and stability in the region.
General Raheel Sharif through his undaunting resolve, unflinching sincerity and impeccable professional commitment has become a leading figure in the world.
His contribution to promote exemplary ties between Pakistan and Brazil in general and the two armies in particular are enormous and unprecedented. Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) met Brazilian Defence Minister and discussed security assistance for Brazil Olympics 2016.
According to ISPR here on Wednesday, Pak-Brazil relations, common security challenges warranting enhanced co-ordination level and forging strategic relations were discussed during the meeting. They also discussed to benefit from each other’s anti-narcotic experience.