General Raheel Sharif was appointed Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in 2013. He has played an important role in the country’s fight against militants within Pakistan. He has changed the mindset of many who felt the danger posed by these groups was not significant, as well as leading the operations against the terrorist groups. He is due to retire at the end of 2016.
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