KARACHI: Former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has put forth three conditions to assume the command of a 39-nation Islamic military alliance, a retired army officer claimed.
Former Pakistan army officer Lt-Gen (retd) Amjad Shoaib told Samaa that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had given approval after Saudi authorities expressed¬†their desire¬†to appoint General (retd) Raheel as the chief of the military alliance.
The prime minister, Lt-Gen Amjad said, told Saudi government that it would be an honour for the country.
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The former military officer revealed that General (retd) Raheel set three conditions for taking up the new job that are as followed:
- To include Iran in the military alliance so that the organization doesn‚Äôt look sectarian in nature.
- He'll not work under anyone‚Äôs command.
- He'll have the mandate to act as an arbitrator if there is a need to promote harmony among Muslim countries.
Story first published: 9th January 2017