Ex-Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Raheel Sharif has been appointed as the head of Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) led by the Saudi Arabia.
Defense Minister Khwaja Asif confirmed this news during his interview with a private channel. He said, “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.”
He further told that such appointments are made after getting clearance from the government and GHQ, and the decision was made after taking the government into confidence. Khwaja Asif also told that he didn’t have much information about the details of appointment at the moment.
Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance includes 39 countries. The coalition aims at combating the terrorists and extremist organization like ISIS in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Stil, the Iran, and Syria are not the part of this coalition.
According to media reports, General Raheel Sharif had told that he would accept the rank only if he would have to play a role of arbitrator and moderator between the two combating groups. Till now we don’t know about conditions on which he has been appointed to this rank and what role he would play in the alliance.