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Raheel Sharif appointed chief of Islamic military alliance, confirms Khawaja Asif

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  1. HAIDER

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    Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Friday confirmed the recent development that former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif was made the chief of 39-nation Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism.

    Speaking during a talk show at Geo TV, Asif admitted that an agreement in this regard was finalised few days back; however, the defence minister said he didn’t have much information at the moment about the details of the said agreement.

    Asif said that the decision was taken after taking the incumbent government into confidence and “it was finalised here first”.

    The defence minister said that any such assignment or posting requires proper clearance from the government and General Headquarters (GHQ) both and confirmed that the due process was followed before finalising the agreement. He was, however, unaware of the exact details.

    “As you are aware that this thing was in the pipeline for quite some time and the prime minister was also part of the deliberations,” Asif said.

    He was of the opinion that formation of such an alliance is a good step, as the “Muslim Ummah is in a spot of bother right now and needs unity among its ranks”.

    Pakistan had initially found itself in the crosshairs of Middle Eastern politics as Saudi Arabia named it as part of its newly formed military alliance of Muslim countries meant to combat terrorism, without first getting its consent.

    However, after initial ambiguity, the government had confirmed its participation in the alliance, but had said that the scope of its participation would be defined after Riyadh shared the details of the coalition it was assembling.
     
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    I can't believe I would say this about Khawaja Asif... but finally some credible source.

    Thats the first official confirmation in that case

    Watch around 17 minutes of this video. Thats where he says

     
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    Another reason for the Islamist terrorists to start targeting Pak now..


    Better to keep out of other's mess ..
     
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    There are two Chiefs of staff that I have a lot of respect for - General Asif Nawaz and Raheel Shareef. If this is true then it is well deserved. Khwaja Asif is not the most reliable of people. That man can talk a bucket of crap without taking a breath.
     
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  5. HAIDER

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    When Gen Raheel retired , he said , he will work with Army welfare trust for the families of dead and injured soldiers during the war on terrorism. Seems like, he took decision very recently.
     
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    there is no Islamists terrorist but hired criminals who only prey on weak.
     
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    He can do that too. This decision was probably in the making for at least a year if not more. These things are not arrived at overnight. I think its a good things as long as it is not an alliance against Iran. We do not want to be caught in the middle of the Saudi-Iranian crap. Those two countries have done more damage to islam than even Israel could ever hope to do. Now if Saudi Arabia and Iran can be bridged by Pakistan-bring the 'brothers together'-- that would be a huge leap forward for the Muslim world.
     
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    I can now rest assured that the Ummah is in safe hands.
     
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    He does not Represent Pakistan or Pakistan Army now , its his personal Choice and this is no secret that many PA , PAF and PN officials are working in Arab Armies as Advisers and what not ..
    @Khafee brother what is your Opinion on this ?
     
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    It is amazing that the Western forces who broke up the Islamic empire in to 'tribal' countries have started to shape up in some sort of reunifications due to the fires started by the Western forces to divide them further.
     
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    Without the experience and fire power of PA what exactly will the Good General command? Bunch of rich spoiled brats playing soldiers? No offense
     
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    They are well trained they need better tactics to fight Guerrilla warfare. They are still mainly trained and train themselves for conventional war.
     
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    Well we have to wait and see what this allaince is gonna do and how
     
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    I hope you are correct in your assessment.
     
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    https://defence.pk/threads/general-...icers-for-saudi-alliance.470828/#post-9077693
     
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