Raheel Sharif briefs PM Khan on counter-terrorism measures

Raheel Sharif briefs PM Khan on counter-terrorism measures
Commander-in-Chief of Islamic Military Alliance against terrorism, General (retired) Raheel Sharif, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday. During the meeting, they exchanged views on regional peace and stability and discussed matters of mutual interest. (PID)
Updated 12 February 2019

Raheel Sharif briefs PM Khan on counter-terrorism measures

Raheel Sharif briefs PM Khan on counter-terrorism measures
  • Chief of Saudi-led coalition also discussed the regional security environment
  • Premier reiterates support for peace and stability

ISLAMABAD: Ex-army chief General (retired) Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday to discuss the regional security environment and counter-terrorism measures taken by a Saudi-led coalition.
Sharif currently serves as the top commander of the Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) which was formed in December 2015.
The prime minister, for his part, reiterated that his administration wanted to bring enduring peace and stability to the country by supporting various peace initiatives at the regional level. He also emphasized greater regional cooperation to eradicate violence and extremism.
Earlier in the day, Sharif met with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad. The minister applauded the IMCTC for making substantial contributions to the security of the region.
The coalition, which had 34 members initially, is comprised of 41 now. Sharif, who played a vital role in Pakistan’s war against religious militancy, was nominated as its first commander-in-chief after his retirement, and the coalition has since been striving to eradicate terrorism from the Muslim world under his guidance.