Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif confirmed the recent news that former Army Chief of Pakistan General(retd) Raheel Sharif has been appointed as the head of 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to fight against terrorism, on Friday.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that the decision to appoint the former army chief, who introduced a program against terrorism in Pakistan, as head of the coalition was taken with the choice of both, the government of Pakistan and General Headquarters.
Khawaja Asif revealed this information while talking between a talk show on television. He said that an agreement in this regard was finalised a few days back. When asked bout the details, he said that he don’t have much information regarding said agreement.
According to the Defence minister, this alliance has been made in order to combat Islamic state militant group and other extremist groups as well. Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Tunisia, Sudan, Malaysia, Egypt, Yemen and other Muslim countries are part of the coalition. The Joint Command Centre, headquarters of the military alliance is located in Riyadh.
Rahil Sharif was extremely well known among common Pakistanis and transformed himself into a Hero by reestablishing peace in the nation.