ISLAMABAD: The federal government of Pakistan has agreed to offer a No-Objection Certificates (NOC) to former Chief of Military Employees Basic (Retd) Raheel Sharif to steer a 39-nation alliance of Muslim states led by Saudi Arabia.
The revelation was made by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif in Geo Information programme Jirga which can be aired on Sunday at 10:00 PM.
The minister stated that official documentation on this regard had not been completed however the authorities had agreed in precept, including that the federal government had acquired a written request from the Saudi authorities.
Asif added that he had visited Saudi Arabia for Umrah earlier this yr, and had additionally met officers of the Saudi authorities.
He stated that in Might the advisory board of protection ministers of member nations will attend a gathering held on this regard, including that the construction of the alliance had not been determined thus far. “When Common (Retd) Raheel Sharif joins he’ll outline a construction,” he stated.
In January this yr the Defence Minister had knowledgeable the senate that the previous military chief had not requested for an NOC to steer a Saudi led army alliance.
Information of the alliance’s formation was first reported in December 2015, with stories of Center Japanese, African and Asian states together with Saudi Arabia, Gulf states, Pakistan, Egypt being a part of the then 34 nation coalition.
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Tunisia, Sudan, Malaysia, Egypt, Yemen and different Muslim nations are stated to be a part of the coalition. The Joint Command Centre, headquarters of the army alliance is situated in Riyadh.
The coalition would deal with “the Islamic world’s drawback with terrorism and will probably be a associate within the worldwide struggle towards this scourge” introduced Saudi defence minister and deputy crown prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud at a press convention in Riyadh in 2015.
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