ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif and Pakistan Army has been awarded with Istanbul Award for playing vital role against terrorism.
During Think Tank’s forum meeting held here, sacrifices of Pakistan Army were lauded. Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Defence, Mushahid Hussain Sayed, on behalf of Army Chief received the award.
The ‘Think Tanks Forum of the Islamic Countries’, is a biannual gathering of the representatives of think tanks found in Muslim countries the world over. It is hosted by TASAM, a think tank based in Istanbul.
The two day forum was organized under joint auspices of Pakistan-China Institute (PCI), the Turkish Asian Centre for Strategic Studies (TASAM), the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and Pakistan’s Senate Committee on Defence.
The Forum has a 9-member board of eminent persons from different Muslim countries. Beside Pakistan other represented countries include Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Malaysia and Sudan.