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“We must continue to train hard in peace time to be able to take on multi-dimensional challenges in future conflicts,” said the army chief.- ISPR
“We must continue to train hard in peace time to be able to take on multi-dimensional challenges in future conflicts,” said the army chief.- ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday said the Pakistan Army was the “most accomplished” force the world now recognised after having “cleansed large remote areas of terrorists in the most treacherous terrain and in the most trying circumstances.”

Talking to officers and troops after witnessing the conclusion ceremony of the 4th Army Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System (PACES) Championship at Kharian Cantonment, General Raheel termed the army’s performance in recent operations as “phenomenal.”

He also expressed satisfaction over objectives of new physical standards achieved through the new fitness regime.

“We must continue to train hard in peace time to be able to take on multi-dimensional challenges in future conflicts,” said the army chief.

Later, the COAS gave away trophies to the winning and runner-up teams and also distributed medals for individual performances.

A hundred “Fittest of the Fit” and five “Super Fit” soldiers of Pakistan Army were awarded certificates and insignias.

On his arrival at Kharian, the army chief was received by Corps Commander 1 Corps Lieutenant General Mian Muhammad Hilal.

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Snapshot May 18, 2015 06:45pm

Well done Gen Shareef for being a brave leader of Pak Army... Proud of Pakistan Army

Faith May 18, 2015 06:48pm

COAS yes sir you are absolutely right and we respect you.... YOU ARE OUR HERO ALREADY....

Bilal May 18, 2015 06:49pm

Pakistan's Pride - Pak Army

Shaista Khan May 18, 2015 06:55pm

We are the best!

Patriot May 18, 2015 07:00pm

Long live Pakistan and its Army. Salute to this General

BOL May 18, 2015 07:11pm

Yessss! Bravo Pak Army we are Proud of you!!!

LK May 18, 2015 07:12pm

so far seems to be good true patriotic general who care for Pakistan . but may god save Pakistan from general like zia and Musharraf for their greed of power the misuse the power

Qamar May 18, 2015 07:16pm

No doubt about this. Long live Pakistani Jawans.

Uzair May 18, 2015 07:22pm

And you are the best General and COAS we have in years.

Harmony-1 May 18, 2015 07:23pm

Good work...and it should continue.

Sadiq Sajid May 18, 2015 07:28pm

One must recognize Pakistan Army's bold operation against Taliban. Hats off Sir!

For the long term fix, revise the curriculum in the education system. Science and Theology must be taught as different subjects (like they used to be in the 60s).

GOGA Pehlwan May 18, 2015 07:39pm

yes .. long live armed forces , we love you .

Masroor May 18, 2015 07:48pm

100 % Agreed

sidney May 18, 2015 07:51pm

General Sharif must be complimented on his commitment to cleanse Pakistan of terrorism. Bravo Sir

Khan May 18, 2015 07:57pm

This is so True !!! Long live Pakistan & Pak Army .........

ND May 18, 2015 08:28pm

Absolutely spot on. The only army that has dared to chase the terrorists down to their strongholds with success. Just wish Gen Kayani had shown same prudence and urgency to accomplish this much earlier.

sunny May 18, 2015 08:40pm

exactly. we love Pak army.

Javeria May 18, 2015 08:46pm

InshaAllah Gen.Raheel Shareef will clean the Pakistan from all terrorists including Talibans, Target killers etc. Such a brave officer!

SKChadha May 18, 2015 08:46pm

I agree.

Wiki May 18, 2015 08:47pm

He is the only ray of hope. Sir get us out of this trouble. We love you ARMY :-*

Shahid May 18, 2015 08:55pm

No doubt our army is one of the most accomplished one and is duely recognised in the west. But at the same time one must remember the highs (Raheel) and lows (Musharaf) of it. It is the leader of a force which makes it look the way people see it. The real leader must has a special quality which is above all other qualities, that is to ansure that there is an other Raheel to follow him when he leaves the force.

MrA2Z May 18, 2015 08:59pm

Salute to Pak Army

AW May 18, 2015 09:10pm

Gen. Raheel is a role model which all Army officers need to follow and emulate for service excellence

Rashid Sultan May 18, 2015 09:42pm

An army is just that, an army. Nothing more nothing less. A fighting force, a covenanted service with training in various disciplines and duty to safeguard the populace from harm. The role of the army is rapidly changing in the world: more internal maintenance of order by armed means rather than external aggressive acts.

Shahid Khan May 18, 2015 09:52pm

Great work! Pakistan Army! You can save Pakistan if you pursue right policies! Right now you are under the leadership of Gen. Raheel Shareef! In today's era, the most important accomplishment in a society is how much knowledge based the society is? Knowledge helps a society to build its economically and other important measures. Please develop super quality education system within Army institutions and develop military and civilian staff from such institutions! China is doing exactly same. India did it long time ago. We must do. This should be exactly like Harvard Universities but accessible to all Pakistanis and students from abroad on metrit basis. Top quality Research and learning centres on massive scale is what we need. Please do it! Army should do it!!!

Guru, Delhi May 18, 2015 10:02pm

He is cleaning up the mess created by musharraf...

shani May 18, 2015 10:04pm

Indian agencies should give Pakistan a chance for the revival of cricket in Pakistan by not interrupting the Zimbabve tour. This is very important for friendly relations between the two countries and as well for cricket in south asia.

anony May 18, 2015 10:39pm

No doubt. Pak Army is recognized world wide for their bravery, courage , strength and determination. We are proud of our Armed Forces.

saad May 18, 2015 10:40pm

Long Live Pak Army

saqib May 18, 2015 11:22pm

He hails from a family of shaheeds and will not let Pakistan down. Godspeed

Ghaznavi May 18, 2015 11:30pm

@LK Set Aside the stigma of dictatorship Ayub and Musharraf era brought unparalleled industrialization and progress. Ironically politicians cannot take credit for media liberties or even local body representation of masses.

akraam ali May 19, 2015 12:10am

one of the best Leader of Pak army because his inheritance abilities from his faimily may he he live long!!!!!

CYRUS May 19, 2015 12:59am

I'll believe him.

prashanthr May 19, 2015 01:00am

@shani pakistani agencies should give a chance for the proposed india - pak cricket series to happen this December

Dil Dil Pakistan May 19, 2015 01:16am

Bravo COAS no doubt operations in Hilly areas need the Strong Nerves that PAK Army has proved.Long Live Pakistan

Factual May 19, 2015 01:22am

Good work General. Its not easy task to eradicate homegrown terrorism.

sid May 19, 2015 02:04am

@Guru, Delhi : Lets get facts straight, Taliban were there long before Musharraf. He is sorting out the fall-out from the American invasion into Afghanistan.

Faisal Ayub May 19, 2015 02:05am

Good job brave general Keep up the good work This country needs more loyal people like you You are the most sensible general I have ever known

DamaDum-MastKalandar May 19, 2015 02:35am

Absolutely NO doubt, the Pakistani Armed forces are The Best of the Bests.

Naim May 19, 2015 02:35am

Pak army zindabaad

Proud of being Pakistani , inshallah

Long live Pakistan

Rabz May 19, 2015 02:43am

Well done. Pakistan zindabaaad Pakistani army zindabaaad.

Patriotic Indian May 19, 2015 03:05am

Well said General Shareef. Your are a worthy enemy that I feel you making my friend.

The standard of bravery your family have set does merit even the salute of enemy.

Wish long life to you and your loved once.

sohail May 19, 2015 03:46am

No such words to praise sir raheel sharif and Pak army for their efforts in saving the homeland , at least politicians must learn from you

Happy May 19, 2015 03:53am

Pakistani citizens ought to make an effort and donate to the soldiers welfare fund. These brave souls have sacrificed their life for their motherland.

jawad May 19, 2015 04:28am

Pakistan's army is Pakistan 's pride!!!

Awais Ali May 19, 2015 04:49am

No doubt pak army is best anti-terror force of the world.

Amerali Meredia May 19, 2015 05:11am

@sidney That's a tall order.

Rashid May 19, 2015 06:29am

@Shahid Musharf was the only general he did lots of good things for pakistan economy. I salute him for his honesty, dedication and respect for the people of pakistan. Rashid Malick.

Bulleh Singh Shah May 19, 2015 06:38am

We salute our Pakistani brothers.

sheeda bystander May 19, 2015 07:10am

Pak Army the most accomplished force in the world and I'm turning out to be the best general the world has seen,, would make the best president one day.,

Malik Abbas May 19, 2015 08:29am

Do we have a doubt ? Absolute Zero !

aslam shaikh May 19, 2015 08:52am

We are proud of you and the sacrifices your family has given for Pakistan.

saad s May 19, 2015 10:08am

memories of Kharaian Cantt. wish i would be there at this time. Love Gen Raheel. so proud of you.

Asad May 19, 2015 10:19am

we agreed indeed. But the question is that, what about internal security of our country? Now everybody knows govt taking money and minorities killed at different parts of currently?

gullaafridi May 19, 2015 10:22am

You are a first brave Pakistani leader .We had been discouraged from country and this government. Thans

Harshavardhan May 19, 2015 10:55am

Motivational quotes to comrades wont change history general.

Better Truth May 19, 2015 11:00am


no other army, rules a nation so comprehensively.

khanm May 19, 2015 01:41pm

very interesting comments... We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe from within and from out side, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, walk around without fear knowing we have 'guardians at the gate.'... but unfortunately bad elements somehow slip in not only in our major cities but in our basses as well.

Mohan May 19, 2015 02:09pm

Gen. Raheel Sharif has taken strong measures to wipe out terrorism from Pakistani soil and hope that this mission continues

Harmony-1 May 19, 2015 03:09pm

@Patriotic Indian - Ok, but why consider yourself an "enemy"? We should move forward with open heart and mind!