Saudi-led military coalition not against any country, nation or sect: Raheel
December 19, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former chief of army staff General (r) Raheel Sharif assured Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani that the Saudi-led military coalition was not aimed at any country, nation or sect. Senate delegation led by Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani visited to the Islamic Military Counterterrorism Coalition (IMCTC) headquarters in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh. The Senate chairman met with Raheel Sharif who is currently commander general of Saudi Arabia-led multi-nation Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC). During the meeting, the former army chief briefed the Senate delegation about the performance and aims and objectives of the military alliance. “The Islamic military coalition was not formed to take action against any country, nation or sect,” Raheel Sharif said. “The primary objective of this institution is to counter terrorism and eliminate it,” he added. The senators lauded the resolve and efforts of the Saudi king and government to end terrorism in the meeting. Earlier, the Senate delegation was welcomed to the IMCTC headquarters by Sharif, the coalition's commander, and General Abdul Rehman, the deputy commander. It is pertinent to mention here that Saudi Arabia had acquired the services of Gen (r) Raheel as head of the IMCTC cobbled together in December 2015.