IRAN BATS FOR DISMISSAL OF RAHEEL SHARIF’S AS HEAD OF ISLAMIC MILITARY ALLIANCE

Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost on Monday said Tehran has raised issue of General (retd) Raheel Sharif’s appointment as head of Islamic Military Alliance with the Pakistani government, expressing the hope Islamabad Pakistan would soon make a good  decision in this regard.

When asked to comment whether Pakistan can play a role in resolving Gulf's diplomatic crisis involving Qatar, Saudi Arabia and its allies , he told Geo News Pakistan is a key member of “Islamic family” who could play an important role.

He said Pakistan can help resolve disputes among Muslim countries by acting as a mediator. He said the dispute in the region was not in the interest of any country, and all the counties should find a peaceful  resolution through talks .

“We will have to move towards peace and stability instead of new conflicts,” the ambassador said.

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GEN RAHEEL SHARIF, PAKISTANI COMMANDER OF SAUDI-LED ANTI-YEMEN COALITION RESIGNS

 According to Reliable Pak Media Sources, Raheel Sharif, Former army chief, Pak appointed to head the Saudi-led military coalition against Yemen has resigned from the post and planning to return home. As per the report, Raheel Sharif was dissatisfied with the US strong influence on Saudi Arabia and came to conclusion that the coalition cannot move in the direction he had planned. Further media reported that Riyadh was attempting to limit Sharif's role , but the Pakistani General could not accept such a situation and has tendered his resignation. However, the resignation is yet to be accepted by the King and official declaration is likely to take some time