Pakistan confirms it’s part of Saudi-led Islamic military alliance

December 17, 2015 08:54 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 01:19 am IST - ISLAMABAD

Pakistan has confirmed it’s part of a Saudi-led “Islamic military alliance” against terrorism in the Muslim world but remained vague about when exactly it joined the new alliance.

Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah told reporters on Thursday in Islamabad that, “yes, we’re part of it”.

Mr. Khalilullah went on to say that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have been exchanging ideas on how to deal with terrorism.

The new coalition does not include Shia majority countries of Iran, Iraq and Syria, raising questions whether it can be a unified front against extremists.

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