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Chairman Senate questions Raheel Sharif's appointment to Islamic coalition force

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    Chairman Senate questions Raheel Sharif's appointment to Islamic coalition force
    GNGEO NEWS
    January 09, 2017
    PAKISTAN


    ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani on Monday asked the defence minister to provide details of former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif's appointment as head of a Saudi-led 39-nation Islamic military alliance to fight terrorism.

    On Friday, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif confirmed that the former army chief's appointment to the 39-nation coalition force. The minister said the decision to appoint the retired general, who spearheaded a campaign against militants at home, was taken with the consent of both the Army's General Headquarters and the government of Pakistan.

    The Senate chairman today said the concerned officials should inform the House about the rules under which a retired officer had taken up such a job. He sought a briefing on the matter from the defense minister on Tuesday.

    "Whether Gen Sharif sought permission prior to taking up the job or was an NoC issued to him?" Rabbani asked. "And, if an NOC was issued, then who issued it?"

    He inquired whether the federal government was taken into confidence on the appointment of the former army chief.

    The Senate chairman also demanded the advisor on foreign affairs to brief on the possible implications of the appointment.

    Islamic coalition formed to combat terrorism
    News of the alliance's formation was first reported in December 2015, with reports of Middle Eastern, African and Asian states including Saudi Arabia, Gulf states, Pakistan, Egypt being part of the then 34 nation coalition.

    The objective of the Saudi-led alliance was "to coordinate and support military operations to fight terrorism".

    Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Tunisia, Sudan, Malaysia, Egypt, Yemen and other Muslim countries are said to be part of the coalition. The Joint Command Centre, headquarters of the military alliance is located in Riyadh.

    The coalition would tackle "the Islamic world's problem with terrorism and will be a partner in the worldwide fight against this scourge" announced Saudi defence minister and deputy crown prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud at a press conference in Riyadh in 2015.

    Arrangements would be made for "coordination with friendly peace-loving nations and international bodies for the sake of supporting international efforts to combat terrorism and to save international peace and security", he had said.

    Salman told reporters that the campaign would "coordinate" efforts to fight terrorism in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan, but offered few concrete indications of how military efforts might proceed.

    "There will be international coordination with major powers and international organisations ... in terms of operations in Syria and Iraq. We can't undertake these operations without coordinating with legitimacy in this place and the international community," bin Salman said without elaborating.

    Asked if the new alliance would focus just on Islamic State (Daesh), bin Salman said it would confront not only that group but "any terrorist organisation that appears in front of us".

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  2. Hassan Guy

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    Of course they would, its the most useless alliance of modern times.
     
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    hasn't the Charmian senate got anything better to do?
     
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    It has only been several months since it's creation and it is still under the process of formation and development. The fact that the command in chief was selected only a couple days ago, highlights the maturity of this organisation.

    Don't criticize things out of ignorance.
     
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    All the best RAHEEL SHARIF :tup:
     
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    This lot is hopeless... i don't find words to describe their lowlyness.
    Clearly they are upset at Rahil Sharif for exposing and defeating terrorists and their master minds, now they found opportunity to vent their inner filth.
     
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    Who the hell is he to ask to provide details of RS accepting the position. The man with a handle never asked State Bank and FBR to provide details how G for Zardari got $60 million in swiss banks, how Sajjada Nashin Gilani's wife stole diamond neclace of Erdogan's wife donated for flood victims, How PPP big shots have destryoed and looted Karachi amd turned "Bride of Cities" into a world's biggest garbage dump.

    As i said earlier, we have a fractured decision-making process and now every dick and john questioining RS appointment. From TV anchors to Ishaq Dar all spreading disinfrmation. GHQ should give a shutup call. His appointment will only hurt India and Iran interests. His appointment must go ahead.
     
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    The "question" addressed to the Defense Minister, asked by the Senator is well within his jurisdiction.


    RULES OF PROCEDURE AND CONDUCT OF BUSINESS IN THE SENATE
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    48. Subject matter of questions.—

    (1) Subject to the provisions of these rules, a question may be asked for the purpose of obtaining information on a matter of public concern within the special cognizance of the Minister to whom it is addressed.

    .(2) A question addressed to a Minister must relate to the public affairs with which he is officially connected or to a
    matter of administration for which he is responsible.

    .....

    http://www.senate.gov.pk/uploads/documents/updatedrpcb upto 23-12-2016..pdf
     
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    [QUTE="Azlan Haider, post: 9093997, member: 150591"]The "question" addressed to the Defense Minister, asked by the Senator is well within his jurisdiction.


    RULES OF PROCEDURE AND CONDUCT OF BUSINESS IN THE SENATE
    ..........
    ...........

    48. Subject matter of questions.—

    (1) Subject to the provisions of these rules, a question may be asked for the purpose of obtaining information on a matter of public concern within the special cognizance of the Minister to whom it is addressed.

    .(2) A question addressed to a Minister must relate to the public affairs with which he is officially connected or to a
    matter of administration for which he is responsible.

    .....

    http://www.senate.gov.pk/uploads/documents/updatedrpcb upto 23-12-2016..pdf[/QUOTE]
    ...but why law and jurisdiction only wake up when he his boss has an agenda. Have you ever seen him asking question abt surrey mahal. You also conveniently ignored these facts like man with a top handle.
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    Not a fan of PPP politicians intentions, but details need to be provided. An army chief of any country, especially a muslim nuclear power like Pakistan, cant just work for a foreign govt right after retirement. I think there is a 2 years limit, and anything before that requires an NOC. Its not that easy and I hope details had been worked out already, and relevant details are shared with public.

    Whats the point of defence minister if he cant even explain to the public how and for what purpose our recently retired COAS is going? If he doesn't know then what the hell is he doing there ... just enjoying protocol? Have some honor and resign as our country of 200mil+ with hostile neighbours such as India, Afghanistan, USA and to some extent Iran, seems to be surviving without a dedicated Foreign Minister already; it can do so without a lame duck Def. Minister as well.

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    Its such a shame and disgraceful situation when a supposed Muslim is afraid of Muslims unity. But who cares clock is ticking and events will unfold as HE wills not as what a petty human thinks or wishes........
     
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    Absolutely !
     
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    Never criticize the efforts!