In a video posted by Geo News on their web site Saturday, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif stated that the federal government had given its inexperienced sign for retired Gen Raheel Sharif to take cost as head of a 39-nation army alliance of Muslim states.
Within the video, Asif might be heard saying that the federal government had agreed “in precept” to the association after receiving a written request from the Saudi authorities.
Nevertheless, the minister stated official procedures haven’t but been accomplished on this regard.
The coalition was envisaged to function a platform for safety cooperation, together with a provision for coaching, gear and troops, and involvement of spiritual students for coping with extremism.
“I consider that when Gen Raheel Sharif joins, he’ll outline a construction [for the alliance]”, Asif additional stated.
The defence minister additionally stated that an advisory council of protection ministers of member nations is predicted to satisfy in Might to debate the alliance’s future.
Asif had on Jan eleven informed Senate that Sharif can be required to hunt a no-objection certificates from the federal government previous to accepting a place as chief of the 39-nation Islamic army coalition.
“The principles laid down by the Ministry of Defence for submit-retirement assignments of military officers will probably be relevant equally to Raheel Sharif,” Asif had stated within the Senate session.
In the identical session, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Overseas Affairs Sartaj Aziz had refused to talk on the difficulty “as no formal supply had been made by Saudi Arabia on this regard”.
The defence minister’s assertion can be aired in full on Sunday night at 10pm in a present aired by Geo Information.
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