Crown Prince's cars, essentials arrive in Pakistan ahead of his visit

Pakistan: Saudi crown prince to visit Islamabad this week

Pakistan: Saudi crown prince to visit Islamabad this week

Pakistan on Wednesday said that Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman will arrive in Islamabad on Saturday on a two-day visit during which a number of agreements worth billions of dollars investment in the country would be signed.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries and Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood and Board of Investment (BoI) Chairman Haroon Sharif joined the foreign minister for a comprehensive briefing on the visit of Saudi dignitary, with particular focus on its positive impact on economy.

He said Saudi Arabia is interested in setting up an oil refinery in Pakistan, whereas it would also invest in minerals resources here.

The Saudi prince, often referred to as MBS, will be accompanied by a high-powered delegation, including members of the royal family, key ministers and leading businessmen.

Flying accusations from sundry members of the global community aren't going to stop Saudi Arabia's next-in-line to the throne, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, from worldwide travel - and on February 17 and 18, he will be making a stop right here, in Malaysia to meet our Prime Minister.

He said Commander of the Islamic Coalition General Raheel Sharif during his meeting with him the other day made it clear that the force was not specific to any country or a particular sect and the suspicion in this regard was not well-counted.

Qureshi said when they took over the reins of the country, Pak-Saudi relations were strained.

The foreign minister said: "He is leaving for Germany tomorrow (Thursday) to attend Munich conference on Afghan issue". He mentioned that Saudi Arabia had recently transferred $3 billion to Pakistan and also promised oil on deferred payment.

He remarked that more investment is coming into Pakistan than it has in the last 10 years.

"This investment is bilateral and has nothing to with CPEC", the minister said.

Other planned stops on his Southeast Asian tour are said to include China and Indonesia, with India and Pakistan also expected.

He mentioned that Saudi Arabia was planning to develop two new cities in the Kingdom and the situation would encourage Pakistani workforce to be accommodated in diverse jobs.

While the current United States president, Donald Trump, said Riyadh's explanation was "credible", many others from the worldwide community condemned the killing with Germany, Norway and Denmark all ceasing the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia.

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