Gen. Raheel Sharif has set a shining example of moral sagacity and leadership for his successor.
Will he or won’t he? Will Gen. Raheel Sharif accept an extension and become a Field Marshal?
Gen. Raheel Sharif is the first Pakistan army chief ever, to become a legend even during his tenure, with many spectacular achievements under his belt. The Zarbe-Azb operation is a shining example where he stepped in resolutely when the civil government was found dragging its feet on the issue of taking a firm action against the Taliban terrorists.
To have a proper idea of what the operation in North Waziristan involved, it should be recalled that even the British gave it a wide berth. The area was called Yaghistan and its inhabitants, Yaghis. It was held that an outsider going into the territory never returned alive and the high cliffs dotting the area were inaccessible.