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Raheel Sharif gets govt NOC to head Saudi-led military alliance

ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif was issued on Fridaya no-objection certification (NOC) from the government to join as Chief of Saudi-led Islamic military alliance of 39 countries, ARY News reported. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday confirmed that former Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has been granted NOC for his appointment after endorsement from the GHQ. Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif today left for Riyadh in a special Saudi plane, which had arrived to pick him up earlier today. On January…

Joining Saudi-led military alliance a ‘unilateral’ govt decision: PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) submitted a resolution today (Wednesday) in the National Assembly secretariat, expressing grave concern over the government’s decision to join Saudi-Arabia led 34-state Islamic military alliance, ARY News reported. The PTI leadership has also called for a joint parliamentary sitting to discuss the issue. The resolution stated that joining a military alliance and taking part in wars of others were not in the interest of the country keeping the consequences of past involvements…

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…

Ex-army chief Raheel Sharif didn’t seek NOC for new job: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khwaja Asif has said that former army chief General Raheel Sharif didn’t seek ‘no objection certificate’ (NOC) for any foreign vocation, ARY News reported. Issuing a statement in the Senate today, Asif said the Defence Ministry issues NOCs to retired army officers for any such jobs, but Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif didn’t seek any such clearance or certificate. He maintained that prior permission either from Defence Ministry or the Pakistan Army was a prerequisite for any retired army officer…