ISLAMABAD – Pakistan government has decided to send the military contingent to Qatar after a similar decision was made by Turkey, Pakistani media outlets reported June 9.
Pakistan is expected to send more than 20,000 soldiers to Qatar.
This decision was made under the military agreements signed by Pakistan and Turkey.
Earlier, Turkey’s parliament ratified two deals on deploying troops in Qatar and training the nation’s gendarmerie force.
The decision would mean that Pakistan is officially backing down from the Saudi-led military alliance that was to be headed by the retired Chief of Army Staff Gen (retd.) Raheel Sharif.
Rumour had it that Raheel Sharif was unhappy with the alliance being wrongly used against Iran and other Muslim countries rather than serving its core purpose.
He is expected to resign from the post he took or is going to take, soon and would return to Pakistan.