Pak Govt. permits ex-army chief to lead Saudi-led military


The Pakistan Government has given its endorsement to previous chief of army staff general (Retd) Raheel Sharif to lead a 39 nation alliance of Muslim states drove by Saudi Arabia by giving him a No-Objection Certificate (NOC).

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif affirmed the endorsement of the government.

Asif said a written request from the Saudi Government was gotten by the Pakistan Government in such manner.

He said a meeting will be attendant by advisory board of defence minister of member countries in such manner in May.

Prior in January, previous chief of army staff (COAS) General (retd.) Raheel Sharif was designated as the head of Islamic military organization together and posted in Saudi Arabia.

In 2015, Saudi Arabia had declared the arrangement of a 34-state Islamic military coalition to battle fear mongering and Pakistan was made an individual from the coalition.

Riyadh and its Gulf Arab neighbors have been secured months of fighting with Iran-associated revolts in neighboring Yemen, propelling many air strikes there.

This alliance was declared with the Islamic State pledging to oust the governments of the Gulf and mounting a progression of assaults on Shia Muslim mosques and security drives in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.