Pakistan to join Saudi-led military alliance

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Thursday (March 30) announced its intention of joining a Saudi-led military alliance of Islamic states, Geo New reported.

Pakistan made its decision after considering the Islamic Military Alliance's terms and conditions, said Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria in Islamabad.

He did not answer a query on whether Gen. (ret.) Raheel Sharif, former chief of the Pakistani army, would command the alliance.

Pakistan has no objection if Sharif leads the 39-nation pact, said Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on TV earlier this week.

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