Islamabad (Staff Report): Commander-In-Chief of Islamic Alliance against Terrorism, (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) General (retd) Raheel Sharif has called on Prime Minister Imran Khan.
During the meeting, national and international security situation as well as the counter-terrorism measures taken by the coalition were discussed.
Gen Sharif, who is considered to be close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, arrived in Islamabad on Sunday leading an IMCTC delegation ahead of the crown prince’s two-day trip.
Earlier the day, former army chief met Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani at the latter's chamber at the Parliament House.
Sharif also held meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
جنرل (ر) راحیل شریف نے وزیر خارجہ کو دہشت گردی کے خلاف اسلامی فوجی اتحاد کے اقدامات سے آگاہ کیا ۔February 12, 2019
Sharif apprised Qureshi of the measures that are being taken by the coalition in order to combat terrorism, said a statement by the Foreign Office. The foreign minister "lauded the efforts of the coalition force to establish peace and stability in the region".
The two also discussed the importance of regional peace and stability and other matters of mutual interest.
On Monday, General (retired) Raheel Sharif called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ).
According to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters related to regional stability and peace were discussed during the meeting.
COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa appreciated the efforts of Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) towards regional peace and security, the ISPR statement added.