Islamabad (Web Desk): Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has confirmed that former Army Chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif has been made the chief of 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism.

Speaking during a talk show at Geo TV program Naya Pakistan, Asif admitted that an agreement in this regard was finalised few days back; however, the defence minister said he didn’t have much information at the moment about the details of the said agreement.

Asif said that the decision to appoint Gen (retd) Raheel was taken with the consent of both the Army's General Headquarters and the government of Pakistan.