APP28-25 BRAZIL: November 25 - General Eduardo Villas Bรดas, Commander of the Brazilian Army on behalf of his government awarding Order of Merit to Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. APP

RAWALPINDI, Nov 25 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif was awarded Brazil’s coveted Award “Order of Merit” at a special ceremony, in recognition of his
leadership for successful fight against multiple threats.
According to ISPR here, General Raheel Sharif is the first Asian to have won this coveted award.The Government of Brazil citation reads that order of merit being given to General Raheel Sharif for displaying remarkable courage to deal with the menace of
terrorism, successfully leading the army in the face of multiple threats, giving hope to his nation against dismay/despondency and above all for his great
efforts to promote peace and stability in the region.
General Raheel Sharif through his undaunting
resolve, unflinching sincerity and impeccable professional
commitment has become a leading figure in the world.
His contribution to promote exemplary ties between Pakistan
and Brazil in general and the two armies in particular are
enormous and unprecedented.