I had just finished Friday prayer at Prophet's Mosque in #Madinah
when there was commotion. Turned out #Pakistan
's former army chief and currently the commander of the ambitious Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition #IMCTC
, Gen. (R) Raheel Sharif, was here to pay his respects at the Prophet's Mausoleum, at the end of #Hajj2018
The incumbent Pakistan Army chief Gen. Qamar Bajwa also performed Hajj, and the two were among the top special guests of #SaudiArabia
from the Muslim World. Pakistani pilgrims this year were the second largest by number among more than two million pilgrims, and led the third largest delegation out of 1,300 guests of King Salman bin Abdelaziz Al Saud from select countries, including Senegal, Egypt, Turkey, Palestine, Yemen, Sudan, Russia, and the United States.
#AhmedQuraishi #RaheelSharif #QatarBajwa #religion #EidAlAdha #SaudiArabia