Pak confirms participation in Saudi-led military coalition

Karachi: Pakistan has confirmed that it is a part of the Saudi-led military coalition to fight terrorism, saying that the extent of the participation will be decided after further details are received.

According to the Dawn, Saudi Arabia had announced on Tuesday that it had forged the 34-nation alliance of Muslim countries for fighting terrorism and extremism, which included Pakistan.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir said that the participating countries would themselves decide about the extent of their participation.

The coalition will focus on security cooperation including provision of training, equipment and troops, and involvement of religious scholars for dealing with extremism. (ANI)