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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia sign $20b agreements as crown prince arrives in Islamabad

SAMAA | and - Posted: Feb 17, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Feb 17, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia sign $20b agreements as crown prince arrives in Islamabad

He has come to Pakistan for a two-day visit

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman meets Prime Minister Imran Khan after arriving in Pakistan. Photo: PTI/Twitter

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia signed agreements worth $20 billion after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman arrived in Islamabad on Sunday evening. 

He has come to Pakistan for a two-day visit and preparations for his visit have been completed.

The crown prince was received by Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Nur Khan Airbase. The premier drove the crown prince to PM House himself, like he did with the UAE crown prince.

PM Imran Khan drives Saudi crown prince to PM House. Photo: PID

Muhammad Bin Salman was presented with a guard of honour and a ceremony was held in his honour at PM House.

The crown prince and PM Khan signed memorandums of understanding worth $20 billion in different fields,  including mineral, chemicals, agriculture, food processing among others.

Related: We cannot say no to Pakistan, says Saudi crown prince

Prior to his arrival, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir arrived in Pakistan. He was received by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

“HRH Crown Prince starts his tour to Pakistan, a country that we have historic ties with,” said Adel al-Jubeir in a tweet. “This visit will expand the prospects for fruitful cooperation to achieve the aspirations of the two countries.”

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi receives Saudi counterpart at Noor Khan Airbase. Photo: PTI/Twitter

Eleven aeroplanes carrying Saudi dignitaries arrived at the airport. The teams who arrived before the prince includes an advance team who took care of the security arrangements at the airbase and a group of his personal doctors.

Related: It is now cheaper for Pakistanis to travel to Saudi Arabia

Banners featuring his picture have been hung across the capital and strict security arrangements have been made. The army, Rangers and police will all be handling security on Sunday and Monday. There will be strict checks at entry and exit points in the city and check posts have been set up on main roads. The Red Zone will be completely sealed and a separate traffic plan has been issued for the joint cities.

Pillion riding has been banned in Islamabad’s Red Zone, Murree Road (Faizabad to Bhara Kahu), Express Highway, Blue Area and Kashmir Highway (Zero Point to Dhokri Chowk) for two days (February 17 and 18).

A public holiday has also been declared on Monday in light of his visit.

The crown prince’s portraits have been hung on the Parliament building. The portraits measure 120 feet by 45 feet.

Saudi crown prince’s portraits have been put up across Islamabad. Photo: AFP

An actual red carpet has been prepared at the Noor Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi, where the prince’s plane is scheduled to arrive. The carpeted stairs were transported to the airbase from the Islamabad Airport.

Related: Government takes action against social media users for ‘maligning’ Saudi crown prince’s visit

Prince Salman will be meeting the president, prime minister, Senate chairperson and army chief during his visit. On Sunday a dinner party will be held in his honour at PM House and another will be held on Monday night at President House.

During the prince’s visit, it is expected that there will be an announcement of further Saudi investment in the country. The foreign office has confirmed that the two countries will be signing multiple memorandums of understanding during the prince’s visit.

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11 Comments

  1. Avatar
      Sarfaraz Khan  February 17, 2019 10:22 am/ Reply

    Saudi brothers are in our heart.
    Welcome HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Saudi Arabia is a real friend of Pakistan. Saudi Arab recognized Bangladesh after green signal from Pakistan and did not allow Bangladeshi labor for long time and similarly Indians were not allowed in Govt job for long time.
    Government should work hard for the prosperity of people of both countries so we can progress together.
    Pakistan and Saudi Arab Zinda Bad

  2. Avatar
      Tahira  February 17, 2019 12:55 pm/ Reply

    Well come prince

  3. Avatar
      Al  February 17, 2019 1:38 pm/ Reply

    JAMES BOND is in town visiting Imran

  4. Avatar
      Rizwan  February 17, 2019 1:42 pm/ Reply

    Well come to pakistan

  5. Avatar
      pakistani  February 17, 2019 3:32 pm/ Reply

    Well come to Pakistan .

  6. Avatar
      Muhammad Sharif  February 17, 2019 8:56 pm/ Reply

    WELCOME TO PAKISTAN

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      Abdulraman  February 17, 2019 10:33 pm/ Reply

    Most Well come to Pakistan…….Prince Muhammad bin Salman

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      Shahrukh  February 18, 2019 1:30 am/ Reply

    Is there holiday in Rawalpindi ?

  9. Avatar
      Muhammad Ziad  February 18, 2019 10:57 am/ Reply

    Really appreciate your visit to Pakistan and hope that you enjoy your time in Pakistan.

  10. Avatar
      Malik Usama  February 19, 2019 9:44 am/ Reply

    Saudi brothers are in our heart.
    Welcome HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Saudi Arabia is a real friend of Pakistan. Saudi Arab recognized Bangladesh after green signal from Pakistan and did not allow Bangladeshi labor for long time and similarly Indians were not allowed in Govt job for long time.
    Government should work hard for the prosperity of people of both countries so we can progress together.
    #Pakistan and Saudia Arab Zinda Bad

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      Tisrail  February 20, 2019 2:11 pm/ Reply

    What the heck! why people don’t see the other side of Salman. Salman Knows that the USA already threatens SA. United States (US) President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia’s king “might not be there for two weeks” without US military support. And now Princes runs back to pak for military support by throwing a bunch of billions. and as we all know we Pakistanis are hungry for money now than ever. SA is only a friend when they need help other than that they don’t consider Pakistan.

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