General Raheel Sharif took command of the Pakistan Army on November 29, 2013, at a time when the Pakistani militaries were hectic in massive offensives versus militants in Swat, Malakand Division and South Waziristan.
Gen Raheel, arguably the most popular military commander in country’s history, then had numerous difficulties facing him. Not just that he had to continue the ongoing military campaign against terrorists and miscreants in above-mentioned areas, however, he transforming it into a definitive success was likewise difficulty, which the general undertook.
After the failure of talks with Taliban insurgents and subsequent hike in horror attacks across the country, the outbound COAS decided to release operation Zarb-e-Azb. The intent was to not just put an end to the insurgency, however to clean out all kinds of terrorism from across the nation.