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Pakistan’s National Security Advisor, Nasser Khan Janjua, told press on Monday on the sideline after a conference held on Maritime Security in Islamabad, that General (Retd) Raheel Sharif could help provide unity of Muslim Ummah.

The comment was in response to reporter’s questions about comments made by Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for defense, in an interview that Government of Pakistan had granted permission to General Sharif to lead the 39-nations Islamic Military alliance.

Janjua maintained that General Sharif will use his experience – especially in counter-terrorism– and knowledge that could remove misunderstandings between Muslim countries. He went on to say that the former army chief’s appointment will even benefit “anti-alliance countries, including Iran”. BBC Urdu has quoted him as saying, Raheel Sharif would help bring Iran and Saudi Arabia closer.

Read more: Pakistan has approved Gen. Raheel’s new job: Are we digging a hole for ourselves?

Saudi Arabia, in December 2015, announced the formation of ‘Islamic Military Alliance’ primarily to halt the expansion of ISIS and to counter terrorism in the Muslim countries. This alliance is often termed as the ‘Muslm Nato’ and its command was offered to former Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen. Sharif after his retirement in November last year.

 

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  1. Correct. Gen Raheel will Inshallah bring credit to Pakistan & its Militarily. It was because of him that today World is appreciating Pakistan & Zarbe- Azab & Radal Fasaad have become part of vocabulary all over.

    Further, 39 Nation Alliance will provide a credible platform to converge and collate policies, and resources for resolution of issues facing , among others, Muslim lands.

    The West ( including Europe)is losing capacity to manage world order. Muslims who are 1.7 billion in 54 countries have a role in managing international order.

    This Alliance will help achieve this.

    The fears of Sectarian bias are misplaced.

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