LAHORE – Former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif on Friday arrived in Lahore. According to Geo News, the general travelled through a special aircraft which would fly back to Saudi Arabia tonight.

The former army chief left for his residence soon after landing.

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

The purpose of Raheel Sharif’s visit was not known.

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.