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Ex-Pak Army chief Sharif leaves for Saudi to lead Islamic military alliance

He will head a 41-nation Islamic military alliance after getting the government's approval

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's former army chief Gen Raheel Sharif left for Riyadh on Friday to head a 41-nation Islamic military alliance after getting the government's approval, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said amidst concerns in Islamabad about the Saudi-led grouping. Asif told Geo News that Sharif had been "given permission to head the military alliance after completion of all legal formalities and requirements" by the federal government. Media reports suggested that the 60-year-old former chief of army staff was granted approval to serve as head of the alliance for three ...

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 19:00 IST
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