Islamic military alliance: NOC granted to Raheel Sharif after due process, says Khawaja Asif

09:35 PM | 7 Aug, 2018
Islamic military alliance: NOC granted to Raheel Sharif after due process, says Khawaja Asif
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ISLAMABAD - Former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif was granted a no-objection certificate (NOC) to head a Saudi-led military alliance after due process, said PML-N MNA Khawaja Asif on Tuesday.

“Gen Raheel applied for a NOC and it was approved by MOD (Ministry of Defence) after due process,” Khawaja Asif, who was the then federal defence minister, tweeted.

His response came shortly after the Supreme Court was told that Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif had not obtained a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the cabinet before going to Saudi Arabia to head the 41-nation military alliance.

Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan told the court as per the law, the NOC is issued by the federal government to government officers willing to join service in foreign lands.

The NOC is approved by the federal cabinet under government service rules, he said.