Islamabad—Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while addressing a farewell ceremony on Thursday in the honour of Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, said the latter proved himself as the best army chief with his hard work and dedication .
The premier during his address acknowledged and appreciated the services of Gen Raheel Sharif and his family for the defence of the country.
“General Raheel Sharif was appointed as army chief for his extraordinary services and his family is known for their services for the defence of the country,” said Nawaz Sharif.
“I always consulted General Raheel Sharif for strategic advice and will keep consulting with him in the future,” the prime minister added.
“I am thankful to Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif for extending full support and such generous words for me,” said Army Chief General Raheel Sharif.
On the occasion, Nawaz also held a one on one meeting with General Raheel.
Civil and military leadership including Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz, National Security Adviser Lieutenant General (retd) Nasir Khan Janjua, Lieutenant General Gen Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmed, Lieutenant General Javed Iqbal Ramday and Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Rizwan Akhtar also attended the farewell ceremony which was held at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad.