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General Raheel Sharif honoured with Brazil’s coveted award ‘Order of Merit’


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif was given Brazil’s coveted ‘Order of Merit’ award on Wednesday.


“COAS was awarded Brazil’s coveted Award ‘Order of Merit’ in a special ceremony in recognition of his leadership for successful fight against multiple threats,” DG ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa tweeted, adding that Gen Raheel is the first Asian to have been honoured with this coveted award.

“Order of Merit has been 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 and despondency and above all for his great efforts to promote peace and stability in the region,” Brazilian government said in a statement.   “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,” added the statement.  

Meanwhile, the Army chief is on a three-day visit to Brazil called on Brazil’s armed forces Chief of Joint Staff General Jose Carlos De Nardi on Tuesday. During this meeting, De Nardi commended Pakistan Army’s professional approach and operational attainments especially in ongoing operations to root out terrorism.


Moreover, as stated by ISPR, security assistance for Brazil Olympics 2016 was also discussed during the meeting.

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