Ex-Army Chief Raheel Sharif ‘appointed’ Chief Of Islamic Military Alliance
PESHAWAR, 7 January: Former Chief of Army Staff General (Retd) Raheel Sharif has reportedly joined the 39-nation military alliance as its chief.
Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has confirmed these reports and said General (Retd) Raheel Sharif has joined the military alliance of Muslim countries with the approval of the government and clearance of the military’s General Headquarters.
The 39-nation military alliance led by Saudi Arabia was formed in 2015 to counter terrorism. Pakistan, Egypt, Qatar, Turkey, Malaysia and Arab countries are part of the alliance. The headquarters of the alliance will be in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.