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Sharif leading military alliance will bring unity to Muslim World: Janjua

Islamabad: National Security Advisor of Pakistan Nasir Janjua said on Monday that former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General (Retd) Raheel Sharif leading the Saudi military alliance will bring unity to the Muslim world.

The government of Pakistan had agreed to give a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to former Chief of Army Staff General (Retd) Raheel Sharif to lead a 39-nation military alliance of Muslim world.

While speaking at the one-day conference on security challenges in Indian Ocean, Nasir had said that the leading qualities of Raheel would help to unite the Islamic world. Raheel would also remove the miss-understandings exists among Muslim states.

“Iran and other countries opposed of the alliance will also benefit from this,” he added.

National Security Adviser Nasir Janjua said that after the terror incident of World Trade Center in New York, the security of the sea routes had become essential. He also declared that United States and India had become the major alliance in the region and about 300,000 military personals of United States are currently stationed in Indian Ocean.

Defense minister Khwaja Asif had made revelations to this matter. The minister said that the official documentation had not been done in this regard but the government had agreed upon the principle.

The request was made by the Saudi government in a written letter. Khwaja added that he had performed ummrah this year but had not met Saudi officials in this regard.

He also clarified that the structure of the alliance had not been yet decided. “When General (Retd) Raheel Sharif joins he will define a structure,” he stated.