Raheel Sharif ‘sets three conditions’ to become head of Islamic military alliance

Source:  Samaa Published in Current Affairs on Monday, January 09, 2017

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’t look sectarian in nature.

- He'll not work under anyone’s command.

- He'll have the mandate to act as an arbitrator if there is a need to promote harmony among Muslim countries.