President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi (File Photo).

LAHORE: On Friday, President Dr Arif Alvi who reached Lahore on a two-day visit refused to step outside from the airport until the protocol given to him was sent away.

My continuous struggle to keep security but reduce protocol that inconveniences people. Am at Lahore airport and there are 32 cars to escort me waiting outside. Will wait until they are sent away before I move out, he tweeted.

However, later the president reached Governor House Lahore with just five cars where he met Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar.