Gen. Raheel becomes first Asian to receive Brazil’s top honor award


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has become the first Asian to get Brazil’s coveted award “Order of Merit” in recognition of his leadership for successful fight against multiple threats.
The army chief was honored with Brazil’s coveted award in a special ceremony, tweeted Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa, Director General (DG) of ISPR. “Gen Raheel is the first Asian to have won this coveted Award,” added Bajwa.
Government of Brazil citation reads that order of merit is 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.
The army chief met Brazil’s Defence Minister and discussed bilateral relations and common security challenges.