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Shaharyar chairs PCB’s board meeting
LAHORE, Aug 20 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar M Khan Wednesday said each department of the PCB would be strengthened based on professionalism, specialization and integrity.
 
Natural game helped me to excel in Test matches: Sarfraz
KARACHI, Aug. 20 (APP): Riding on the crest-waves, Pakistan wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed has said that he got personal success by playing his natural game in Test series against Sri Lanka.
 
Atta wins independence day marathon
LAHORE, Aug 20 (APP)-  Atta Mohammad won the Sports Board Punjab’s Independence Day marathon race organized in Rahimyar Khan on Wednesday.
 
SBP kabaddi team to depart for India
LAHORE, Aug 20 (APP)-  Sports Board Punjab’s Lahore Lions kabaddi team will begin the second leg matches of World Kabaddi League on August 23 in India.
 
Pakistan’s dream ends as Hamza crashes out in Asian 6-Reds semis
KARACHI, Aug. 20 (APP)- Pakistan’s dreams of retaining the Jubilee Asian 6-Reds Snooker Championship ended here on Wednesday when Amir Sarkosh defeated home team’s last surviving cueist Hamza Akbar when he went down in the semifinals.
 
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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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