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‘Raheel Sharif put three conditions before Saudi Arabia for heading Islamic military alliance’

ISLAMABAD: A Defence Analyst General (retired) Amjad Shoaib on Monday claimed that former army chief General (retired) Raheel Sharif put three conditions before Saudi Arabia for heading the 39-nation Islamic military alliance.

Speaking exclusively to ARY News,  Amjad Shoaib claimed that the three conditions Raheel Sharif put before the Saudi authorities were:

  1. He will not work under anyone else’s leadership

  2. Iran should be included in the military alliance 

  3. He will play the role of a mediator to resolve differences between Muslim countries.



It is pertinent to note here that Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday claimed that the former army chief was made chief of 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism.

The headquarters of the Saudi-led coalition would be based in Riyadh, the capital and most populous city of Saudi Arabia.

General Raheel Sharif, who started and led Operation Zarb-e-Azb in the country, retired from his post on November 29, 2016, and handed over the command of Pakistan army to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.



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