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Pakistan will soon emerge as world economic power: Raheel Sharif

RIYADH: Former army chief Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif says Pakistan will soon emerge as the economic power of the world. He was special guest of honor in a program at the Embassy of Pakistan here to celebrate independence day of Pakistan, reported the Saudi Gazette. Speaking on the occasion Gen Raheel Sharif said, "Pakistan is a peace loving country, it’s our beloved Pakistan and we have to work together as one nation for its progress.” He said that Pakistan is a great country with full of talented people. "Pakistan…

Former CJ not Raheel Sharif deserves credit for relief, says Musharraf

DUBAI/KARACHI: Taking back his earlier statement, former military dictator Pervez Musharraf on Thursday said that former army chief Raheel Sharif cannot be credited for helping him leave country for "medical treatment", ARY News reported.  Speaking exclusively to ARY News, the former president maintained that crediting Raheel Sharif for helping him get the relief from court was just a "slip of tongue". "I just said that by mistake, I have never spoken to Raheel Sharif directly, it was all indirect (communication), I…

Raheel Sharif donates Rs 2 million to GCU

LAHORE: Former chief of the army staff retired Gen Raheel Sharif donated Rs2 million to his alma mater Government College University Endowment Fund Trust that pays fees of the financially challenged students. He announced the donation while addressing the Old Ravians Union (ORU) annual dinner at the university’s Oval Ground on Saturday night. He was the chief guest at the ceremony. Gen (reted) Sharif said the visit to his alma mater had filled him with nostalgia of student life. “I strongly miss the maroon blazer, my…

Raheel Sharif says Islamic Military Alliance to assist member countries in anti-terrorism operations

RIYADH: Military Commander of The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) Raheel Sharif on Sunday said the IMCTC will assist member countries in their counter terrorism operations through intelligence sharing and capacity building, ARY News reported. “A number of our member countries are under tremendous pressure while fighting well established terrorist organizations due to capacity shortages of their armed forces and law enforcement agencies," he said during the first meeting of the defence ministers of the…

No ToRs finalized for Saudi-led alliance, says Sartaj

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has assured the Senate that Pakistan would adopt a balanced policy in line with the recommendations of the Parliament with regards its participation in Islamic Military Coalition. In response to a Calling Attention Notice, the advisor said the 34 members countries alliance was announced in December 2015 but later it was redefined as Islamic Military Coalition as clarified by the Saudi Foreign Minister. Sartaj Aziz said it was also clarified during…

Raheel Sharif dines with Trump’s son-in-law, Saudi Prince at Islamic Summit

RIYADH: Pakistan’s former army chief General Raheel Sharif’s latest picture made rounds in the social media, showing him flanking alongside top dignitaries of the Saudi Arabia and the United States. General Raheel Sharif, who is also head of Saudi-led Islamic military alliance, was at the US-Arab Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia where the heads of states including US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Pakistan expressed their views on terrorism and extremism. In a photo going rounds on twitter, former…

Nawaz restricts PML-N leaders from giving controversial statement about Raheel Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Taking notice of the recent statements against the former Army chief, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday prohibited all Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leaders from giving any controversial statement about General (retd) Raheel Sharif, state-run Radio Pakistan tweeted on Sunday. “PM Nawaz Sharif takes notice of the statements against Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif,” Radio Pakistan tweeted. “Nawaz Sharif prohibits PML-N leaders from giving any controversial statements about General (retd) Raheel Sharif,” read…

Saudi-led military alliance not against any country: Foreign Sec.

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said that Saudi Arabia-led Islamic Military Alliance is against terrorism and not against any particular country. The Foreign Secretary speaking during a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs assured that Pakistan remains committed to policy of non-interference in the conflicts of Muslim countries. She also discussed the clearance given to former Army Chief Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif to lead the Saudi Arabia-led military alliance. "The…

Iran concerned over Raheel’s role in Saudi-led military alliance

ISLAMABAD: Iran has expressed its concern over Pakistan’s ex-army chief Raheel Sharif’s appointment as the head of Saudi-led military alliance. According to Iran’s state-run news agency, IRNA, Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost has expressed reservations on issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the Pakistani government for appointing Gen (retd) Sharif as the head of Saudi-led military alliance. Honardoost, as quoted by the agency, said that it was correct that Pakistan had contacted Iranian…

Pakistan nods Raheel Sharif to lead Saudi military alliance

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has consented the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in writing that the country has no objection over General (retd) Raheel Sharif as being head of the Saudi led military alliance, ARY News reported on Saturday. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif in a statement said that General (retd) Raheel Sharif has been allowed to lead the 34-nation Islamic military alliance. The government of Saudi Arabia has been informed in writing that the country has no objection over the former army chief's leading the military…