Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) filed a resolution in the National Assembly on Wednesday seeking an immediate holding of joint session of the parliament regarding Pakistan’s agreement to join a Saudi-led Islamic military alliance of 41 nations.

PTI legislators Shireen Mazari, Asad Umar and Arif Alvi submitted the resolution. PTI shows “grave concern” over becoming a member of the military alliance to fight terrorism without the consent of the parliament.

The resolution further states that it was not in favour of Pakistan getting involved in foreign wars as the people of the country are “still suffering the consequences of such involvements in the past”, Dawn reproted.

In a TV programme on March 25, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif had said that Pakistan government has formally permitted ex-army chief Gen Raheel Sharif to lead Saudi military alliance to fight militancy.