Saudi Crown Prince MBS visit to Pakistan rescheduled: Report

Saudi Crown Prince MBS visit to Pakistan rescheduled: Report
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[image: billboards showing portraits of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (2R) and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan (R) displayed on a roadside ahead of the prince's arrival in Islamabad on February 15, 2019. PHOTO: AFP]

ISLAMABAD - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Pakistan has been postponed.

As per media report the visit has been delayed by a day and he will now arrive on Sunday, February 17, the Foreign Office said on Friday.

“The visit programme (itinerary) remains unchanged,” the FO statement added.

Preparations had been finalised to give an “unprecedented warm welcome” to the visiting dignitary, who will be received personally by Prime Minister Imran Khan and his cabinet members at the Nur Khan Airbase on Saturday evening.

Prince Mohammad, who is also the deputy prime minister and minister of defence of the kingdom, will be conferred with Nishan-e-Pakistan – the highest civilian award — during his visit to the country.

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