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Pakistan's right wing Jamaat-e- Islami invites ex-army chief Raheel Sharif to join politics

Former army chief has retired only this week after a three-year tenure

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan Army General Raheel Sharif

Pakistan's right-wing Jamaat-e- Islami has invited former army chief General to join the party following his retirement.

Jamaat parliamentary in the Assembly, Waseem Akhtar, on Friday invited the former army chief who retired this week after a three-year tenure to join the party.

Akhtar asked the former army chief to help the party change the face of the same way he "altered the fate of the nation" through the Operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorism, the Express Tribune reported.

While speaking on a supplementary question during the question hour, he said after mandatory two years for every servant before joining politics, Sharif should join the Jamaat-e-Islami.

First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 15:22 IST