Srinagar: Pak former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif has been appointed the chief of 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism.
Reports said that an agreement in this regard was finalised few days back; however.
Decision to appoint Gen (retd) Raheel, who retired in November 2016, was taken after taking the incumbent government into confidence, reports said.
The Pak defence minister has said that any such assignment or posting requires proper clearance from the government and General Headquarters (GHQ) both and confirmed that the due process was followed before finalising the agreement.
The headquarters of the Saudi-led coalition would be based in Riyadh.