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.

The ex-army chief, who is head of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance, arrived with a companion, whose name was not mentioned. 

Purpose 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.


PAK Generals on Saudi Arabia Payroll

DG ISPR reports; Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi King gave the Saudi Arabia's highest military award King (Abdul Aziz Award of Excellence) to Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat CJCSC, Pak in Riyadh. The Saudi King also appreciated Pak's role in the fight against terrorism and its efforts for peace in the region. Both also exchanged views on matters relating to regional security and mutual interests.