Delegation of Saudi-led military alliance arrives Pakistan

Islamabad, Feb 11, IRNA - A delegation of Saudi led-military alliance headed by Pakistan’s former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif has arrived in Pakistan on its first-ever visit to the country, local media reported.

A special plane carrying the delegation arrived at Nur Khan air base in the federal capital.

Sources privy to the development told media that the two-day-long visit is considered to hold strategic importance under current circumstances.

Saudi-led military alliance launched an all-out offensive against the impoverished Arab country Yemen in 2015 to bring back the fugitive President Mansur Hadi and has commited horrible crimes against the people of that country since then.

The visiting delegation is likely to hold key meetings with the civil and military leadership of the country.

The military officials are expected to meet Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmoood Qureshi besides Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat.

The Saudi-led coalition which has failed to gain its goals in Yemen war is now in a crisis and some of its members including Morocco have left it. Germany has also announced that it will not sell arms to Saudi Arabia to be used for killing Yemeni people.

Pakistan’s former army chief, who is now the commander general of the Saudi-led military coalition, will also hold a special meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan. Key affairs pertaining to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s upcoming visit to Pakistan will be discussed at the meeting, said the sources.

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