General Raheel Sharif was appointed Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in 2013 until he retired in 2016. He played an important role in the country’s fight against militants within Pakistan by changing the mind set of many who felt the danger posed by these groups was not significant, as well as leading operations against terrorist groups. In April 2017, Raheel was approved by the Pakistani government to serve as head of a Saudi-led 39-nation Islamic military alliance.
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