MAKKAH: Former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif was due to arrive in Makkah to perform Umrah on Monday, according to reports.
Gen Sharif, who passed the baton of command to General Bajwa on November 26, also visited Prophet Mosque.
He is visiting Saudi Arabia on the invitation of King Shah Suleman.
Last week, reports claimed that Sharif is expected to be appointed defence advisor of Saudi Arabia-led military alliance of 39 Muslim countries to fight terrorism.
The Joint Command Centre, headquarters of the military alliance is located in Riyadh. The coalition was formed by the efforts of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef. More info