Pakistani Commander of Saudi-Led Anti-Yemen Coalition Mulling Resignation

Pakistani Commander of Saudi-Led Anti-Yemen Coalition Mulling Resignation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Pakistani army chief, Raheel Sharif, who was appointed to head the Saudi-led military coalition against Yemen is attempting to find a way for leaving and returning home.

According to the Pakistani newspaper Daily Osaf, Sharif is dissatisfied with the US strong influence on Saudi Arabia and thinks that the coalition cannot move in the direction he had planned.

According to the report, Riyadh is attempting to limit Sharif’s role and make him obedient, but the Pakistani General cannot accept such a situation and is thinking to tender his resignation.

The appointment of a popular Pakistani general to head the Saudi-led coalition against another Muslim state set off a furor in Pakistan, amid fears that the move could exacerbate sectarian tensions at home.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, led by Imran Khan, was at the forefront of opposing the decision, saying it could widen the Sunni-Shiite divide in Pakistan and upset Iran, its majority-Shiite neighbor to the West.

“We strongly advocate the policy of impartiality as far as conflicts in the Middle East and Muslim world are concerned,” Khan said. “We under no circumstances should fall into any conflict and hence be watchful of the impacts of every decision or choice we make.”

Saudi Arabia is a major donor to Pakistan and maintains close ties with its civil and military elite. It appealed to Pakistan for military help with its campaign in Yemen.

But Pakistan has so far stayed out of the operation, which is being conducted by Saudi Arabia and a smaller coalition of Arab countries. Egypt, too, has turned down requests for help in Yemen despite receiving considerable financial aid from Saudi Arabia.

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5 Responses to "Pakistani Commander of Saudi-Led Anti-Yemen Coalition Mulling Resignation"

  1. sarhan  May 30, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Something not right here. The so called israel threatend Pakistan with nuclear after Raheel Sharif took up this job. Pakistan’s response shut the Fake Entitt’s mouth for good. It seems the Yemen situation has little to do with this force. Nawaz is corrupt and liar agreed but Raheel Sharif is man of Honour he would never had taken the job if he was not clear what the job intails.

    What is really amazing is how come Daily Osaf, a secondrey paper in Urdu language be refered to the very same day it publishs this news in VT. Is it too financed by same foreign sources as most of the Pakistani media

  2. Jaffer Jamil  May 29, 2017 at 11:03 am

    The fact that Saudi Arabia does not condemn the Indian atrocities in a Kashmir seeking self-determination, should decide for Pakistan not to take the Saudi side. Ditto with Iran. In 1948 India pledged a plebiscite presided over by the UN; which it has not allowed to be conducted yet. Until Pakistani leadership starts talking in no uncertain terms, other leaders of Muslim countries will not take them seriously.

  3. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  May 29, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Eduardo: As per Peter Ford (UK ex-ambassador to Syria & Bahrain) and Jim W. Dean, the Saudi merc coalition is a sham & a scam. See “Arab NATO Reserve Force to Fight Terrorism Is Myth & Propaganda” at So, the Pak commander’s resignation could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

  4. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  May 28, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    To former Pakistani army chief, Raheel Sharif: Please Resign. Your resignation will prevent what is about to occur in Yemen — and in Iraq & Syria etc. Others will help you to do ‘all needed.’

    Please do not allow Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, Saudi ‘d-Ruler’ & KSA King Salman and U.S. President & ‘Kosher Mafia don’ Trump (together) further divide the Middle East — and the East (including India & Pakistan). Those 3 want World War 3 — wittingly, semi-wittingly, unwittingly or witlessly. Thank you.

    • Eduardo  May 28, 2017 at 11:01 pm

      It might prevent the crusade to go on further Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta but it will be definitely the first domino to fall. Lets hope a domino effect will and can take place at Saudi’s mercenary coalition.
      How I would love to see a similar situation at the US forces but one needs a lot more then hope there for similarities to occur. They rather get sacked then stand up for justice, peace and freedom in their own nation.

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