Defence Minister Khawaja Asif told Geo that Sharif was allowed to lead the coalition at Saudi Arabia's request.
On January 11, Khwaja Asif had said that former army chief General Sharif didn't seek "no objection certificate" (NOC) for any foreign vocation.
The issue of General Raheel was a hard decision due to rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran but Pakistan chose to let him join the alliance as its first chief due to close ties with Riyadh.
He said that the two Muslim states have always stood by each other in testing times and the people of Pakistan have deep emotional attachment with Saudi Arabia being the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. It also said the coalition would be based in Riyadh to "coordinate and support military operations" against terrorism.
The prime minister said that our government has focused on improving Hajj facilities and expressed satisfaction over last year's Hajj arrangements.
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"When General Raheel Sharif (Retd.) joins he will define a structure", Janjua had said, speaking at a conference in Islamabad.
Recently, Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost met Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa during which the envoy was assured that ties with Iran would remain unaffected.
President Mamnoon Hussain has said Pakistan supported all regional and global efforts to combat the scourge of terrorism.
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