Raheel Sharif did not seek government NOC for Islamic Military Alliance Command: Defence Minister


Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Wednesday former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif did not seek government’s permission before joining the Saudi-led military alliance.

“Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif did not submit any application for a no objection certificate (NOC). There’s nothing in our notice,” the defence minister said in response to Senate chairman Raza Rabbani’s request for for a clarification on the matter.

If the former COAS applies for the NOC, it will be decided according to the law, said Asif, adding Gen (retd) Raheel had returned to the country after performing Umrah.

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