Pakistan's PM Imran Khan to receive highest civilian award from the King of Islamic country

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Pakistan's PM Imran Khan to receive highest civilian award from the King of Islamic country

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will receive Bahrain’s highest civil award, the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance, during an upcoming visit to the Kingdom, a senior aide said on Thursday.

“Prime Minister is going on an official visit to Bahrain in the mid of December where he will be conferred Bahrain’s highest civilian award,” Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis, Sayed Zulifkar Bukhari, told Arab News.

Zulfi adding that Khan would receive the award at a special ceremony to be held during his visit. On August 25, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also conferred the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance by Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa during a visit to the Kingdom.

The Pakistani premier is expected to leave on a three-country tour on December 15, starting with Bahrain, followed by Switzerland where he will address a global conference on refugees in Geneva, and finally Malaysia.

During this visit to Bahrain, Khan will meet his counterpart Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. He will also participate in Bahrain’s national day celebrations.

Earlier this year during a visit to Islamabad, the National Guard of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, extended an invitation to Khan to visit Bahrain on behalf of the prime minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.