Former army chief General Raheel Sharif is finally back in Pakistan. According to a News Channel , the general arrived through a special aircraft on late Friday.
chief, who is head of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance, arrived with a companion, whose name was not mentioned.
of Raheel Sharif's visit was kept secret for reasons best known to everyone.
Raheel Sharif's appointment as head of the alliance stirred
a debate in the country while Iran, which is not a member of the coalition, has expressed concern.
However, last month
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz assured the Senate that Pakistan would adopt a balanced policy in line with the recommendations of the Parliament with regards to its participation in Islamic Military Coalition.
Raheel Sharif is supposed to have vast experience to fight against terrorism. "His appointment with the coalition will have no effect on
our foreign policy rather his presence there may ensure some sort of balance," Aziz had reportedly told the Senate.