ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 25, 2016-President Mamnoon Hussain says outgoing Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has played a key role to bring peace to the country by effectively dealing with the menace of terrorism.
He was speaking at the farewell dinner hosted by him in the honor of General Raheel Sharif in Islamabad on Wednesday night.
The President said Operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorism carried out under the leadership of Army Chief General Raheel Sharif is a golden chapter in the history of Pakistan. He said the targeted actions in Karachi, Balochistan, and other parts of the country have also proved quite effective in restoring peace to the country.
The president said the Army Chief has assured him that the ongoing operations against terrorists and criminals will continue until the desired objectives are met.
Mamnoon Hussain said General Raheel Sharif has earned great respect for his services for the country; and hopefully, he will continue playing his useful role for betterment of the country. He said the traditions set by General Raheel Sharif need to be followed by other servicemen.
Earlier, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif paid a farewell call on the President. The President felicitated the Army Chief on successfully completing his service.