No NOC requested by Raheel Sharif for appointment as chief of Islamic Military Alliance : Khawaja As

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  1. Doordie

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    Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday informed the Senate that former Army chief retired General Raheel Sharif would be required to seek a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the government prior to accepting a position as chief of the 39-nation Islamic military coalition.

    The minister was providing an explanation to the Senate on media reports that said the former general has been appointed as commander-in-chief of an Arab coalition force led by Saudi Arabia.

    The minister clarified that the government was as yet unaware of any development regarding Raheel Sharif's appointment as head of the coalition.

    Asif made it clear that under the rules, a retired army officer would have to seek an NOC from the Ministry of Defence before embarking on any new assignment outside the country.

    He said the former army chief had returned Pakistan after performing umrah in Saudi Arabia and claimed that his visit to the kingdom had been mistakenly highlighted by the media as an offer by Saudi Arabia for Raheel Sharif to lead the Islamic army.

    "The rules laid down by the Ministry of Defence for post-retirement assignments of army officers will be applicable equally to Raheel Sharif," Asif reiterated.

    Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani asked the minister whether Raheel Sharif had informed Pakistan Army in this regard.

    "No, he has not informed the Army," the minister replied.

    Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz informed the house that he will not speak on the issue as no formal offer had been made by Saudi Arabia in this regard.

    Senator Farhatullah Babar intervened in the debate and said that any possible move by the retired Pakistani general to head a Saudi-led army will be detrimental to a resolution passed by Parliament last year advising Pakistan not to become part of the Middle East conflict.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1307771/no...ief-of-islamic-military-alliance-khawaja-asif
     
  2. HAIDER

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    Something is not right. Saudi Embassy in Islamabad said, no final yet about RS per claim by Hamid Mir GeoTV. Then what's up with PMLn.
     
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    PMLN is trying to mud sling military as military has requested extension of military courts. Previous military courts have cleaned up Karachi and next tenure can cleanup Interior Sindh and Punjab which PMLN doesn't want. It was them who stated that Raheel Sharif has been appointed with the consent of government and now the same person Khuaja Asif is taking a U turn.

    By doing that, what benefit are they earning for the country?
     
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    In this vendetta , Nawaz Shareef is not alone, PPP, JI,JUI and Achakzai , Mili awami party all on board. I would say 75 percent of parliament already show reservation about RS appointment. Either ISPR or RS should come forward and clear the political smoke screen created against him.
     
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    Whatever happens, a brilliant political move by NS.
     
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    One correction for the thread title one "s" missing in the name of the minister.
    Hamid MIr .. He is an unofficial spokesperson for PML-n.. Just wait a few days when the danda will enter them, they will take a U-turn.
     
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  7. IceCold

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    Why did he lied on national tv and said that General did. Now he is back tacking and saying government is not aware. If only Asif focus more on his job and less on defending the Panama King, he might have been informed about the matters related to defense.
     
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    Since This KHAWAJa guy is not military related person may be this thread should be moved to Politics section as it has no purpose for military discussion
     
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    the entire saga is denting the image of Raheel Shareef.
     
  10. AZADPAKISTAN2009

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    Not really

    The appointment news has only raised Pakistan's profile positively

    Enjoy Indians
     
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