ISLAMABAD: Former chief of naval staff admiral Muhammad Sharif passed away on Tuesday and was laid to rest with full military honours in Islamabad.
According to a statement issued by Pakistan Navy spokesperson, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi including other retired and incumbent military officials attended the funeral prayer. The naval chief paid homage to the services of former admiral.
The Navy official said Sharif has the honor of being the first four-star admiral of the Pakistan Navy and he had also served as the chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff committee the post in theory is the highest military position since the CJCSC is technically head of the three armed forces.
The spokesperson further said floral wreaths were laid on behalf of CJCSC General Nadeem Raza and other army officials at the grave of former admiral.
Muhammad Sharif was born in the Bhurchh Basoha area of Kharian in Gujrat in 1920. He fought bravery in World War II as well as Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971. He was also decorated with Hilal-e-Jurat and other awards.
He was appointed as the Chief of Naval Staff on March 23, 1979 after the tragic death of his predecessor Hassan Hafeez.