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Sharjeel stuns World Champion Asif in KC Challenge Snooker
KARACHI, Apr 23 (APP): Sharjeel Mehmood stunned former World Champion Muhammad Asif 4-1 to chalk out his third victory on the third day of 18th Karachi Club Open Challenge Snooker Tournament at KC’s Amir Bakhsh Billiards Hall on Wednesday.
 
A unique feat at KBA Bridge
KARACHI, Apr 23 (APP): A Dead Heat of three bridge players-Shakeel Chandna, Pak Day International Pairs Bridge winner, Shahab Khan and enthusiast Muhammad Rafique, all of them finished on top with a handsome score of 59.38 percent, Karachi Bridge Association (KBA) announced on Wednesday.
 
Three matches decided in Nishan-e-Haider hockey Tournament
LAHORE, Apr 23 (APP): Pakistan Railways, Wapda and National Bank of Pakistan marched ahead in the Ninth Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament after winning their respective matches on Wednesday at the Mutiullah hockey stadium Bahawalpur.
 
Sherwani, Jan optimistic about hockey revival
KARACHI, Apr 23 (APP): Former Olympian Salim Sherwani and international Jan Muhammad are optimistic about the revival of Pakistan hockey despite a bleak scenario.
 
Zaheer Abbas named principal advisor to Chairman PCB
LAHORE, Apr 21 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed, former test cricketer, Zaheer Abbas as the Principle Advisor to PCB Chairman and Moin Khan as Chief Selector and Manager of National Cricket Team.
 
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Newly appointed Chief of Army Staff’s Bio Data PDF Print E-mail
app47-27rawalpindi_copy.jpg RAWALPINDI, Nov 27 (APP): The newly appointed Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General, Raheel Sharif, Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) hails from a martial stock. He was born in Quetta on 16 June 1956 to Major and Mrs Muhammad Sharif. He is younger brother of Major Shabir Sharif, Nishan-e-Haider (NH), Sitara-e-Jurrat (SJ) and Capt Mumtaz Sharif, Sitara-e-Bisalat (Sbt). He is an alumnus of Govt College Lahore, and Pakistan Military Academy from where he passed out with 54th Course. According to Bio Data issued by ISPR here on Wednesday, Raheel Sharif was commissioned in October 1976 in the battle hardened and renowned Battalion the Frontier Force Regiment. As a Young Officer, he performed his duties in Gilgit in an Infantry Brigade and also served as Adjutant of Pakistan Military Academy. 
He did Company Commander’s Course from Germany and subsequently served in the prestigious School of Infantry and Tactics as an instructor.
He attended the Command and Staff College Canada, graduating with distinction.
The officer carries with him a vast experience of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments.
He served as the Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade and has commanded two infantry units i.e 6 Frontier Force Regiment at Kashmir along LOC and 26 Frontier Force Regiment along the Sialkot Border.
He remained on the faculty of the Command and Staff College, Quetta and attended Armed Forces War Course at National Defence University, Islamabad in 1998.
As a Brigadier, he has commanded two Infantry Brigades, including an Independent Infantry Brigade Group.
The General has had the honor of being the Chief of Staff of two Corps, i.e 30 Corps and 12 Corps.
He is also a graduate of the prestigious Royal College of Defence Studies, United Kingdom.
He has been the General Officer Commanding of an Infantry Division and the Commandant of prestigious Pakistan Military Academy.
As a Lieutenant General, he served as Corps Commander 30 Corps for two years before taking over as Inspector General Training and Evaluation in which capacity he oversaw the training of Pakistan Army.
His stewardship resulted in fructification of Pakistan Army’s operational thought and doctrinal response to the much vaunted Cold Start doctrine of Indian Army.
The General is married and has two sons and a daughter. He is an avid reader and enjoys hunting and swimming.
 

     

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