Former Army chief Raheel Sharif was made the chief of 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism. According to Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif Defense Minister Former Army chief Raheel Sharif was made the chief of 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to fight against terrorism.
Asif admitted that an agreement a few days back is signed however, the defense minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said he didn’t have much information at the moment about the details of the agreement.
Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that the decision to appointed Former Army chief Raheel Sharif, retired in November 2016, was taken after taking the incumbent government into confidence. He added “No, definitely our government’s consent must have been part of this,” he told anchor when asked if the decision was taken in Islamabad or Riyadh in a TV program.
The defense minister said that any such posting or assignment requires proper clearance from the Prime minister and General Headquarters (GHQ) both and confirmed that the due process was followed before finalizing the agreement.
However, exact details were unknown for him. He also appreciated the formation of the alliance, as the “Muslim Ummah is in a spot of bother right now and needs unity among its ranks”. The Saudi-led Coalition’s office is based in Riyadh.
This coalition came into existence to serve as a platform for security cooperation, including the provision of equipment, training and troops, and involvement of religious scholars to remove extremism from society. There were 34 countries in this alliance and now these are extended to 39.
Raheel Sharif,60 was 15th Army chief of Pakistan and appointed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on November 29 2013 and retired on November 29 2016.
Recently, Raheel Sharif has arrived in Saudi Arabia as a royal guest in a special plane. According to sources, a grand reception has been hosted in his honor in the capital of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. It was attended by the members of Saudi Royal family.