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Pakistan’s army chief Raheel Sharif begins farewell visits

Nawaz Sharif and Gen Raheel Sharif in the port city of Gwandar

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan’s powerful army chief Raheel Sharif began a round of farewell visits on Monday (November 21), his spokesman said, damping speculation he might receive an extension when his three-year term ends this month. The general has been immensely popular among ordinary Pakistanis, who see him as having effectively tackled crime and corruption, besides carrying the fight against Islamist terrorism to unstable tribal areas. Sharif, who is due to retire on November 29, had never said he would seek an extension, but speculation of such a move has recently been rife in the media and among politicians. “Army chief kicks off…

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