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PM Imran Khan leaves for Saudi Arabia for a day-long look up


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

14th Dec, 2019. 10:46 am
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Imran Khan visits Azad Kashmir

Prime Minister Imran Khan has departed for Saudi Arabia on a one-day official look up here on Saturday.

PM Imran Khan will meet Saudi King and crown prince.

During his visit, PM Imran Khan will discuss issues related to mutual interest between both brotherly Islamic countries.

During his last visit to the country in October, the premier met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is a bid to ease tensions between Tehran and Riyadh.

PM Imran also held delegation-level talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

They both talked about bilateral relations, regional peace and security, and global political situation.

The premier and the Saudi crown prince agreed to bolster Pakistan-Saudi relations as well as bilateral cooperation.

During PM’s previous visit, Riyadh leadership had agreed to remain engaged and consult closely to take forward the premier’s initiative to ensure peace and security in the region.

The PM had also apprised MbS about the latest conditions in Indian occupied Kashmir which has been under a military lockdown since August 5.

Speaking at a joint presser alongside the Iranian president, PM Khan had said Pakistan is willing to play its role towards strengthening peace and stability in the region.

“War between Saudi Arabia and Iran should never happen. The issue is complex but can be resolved through dialogue for which I am here”, he said.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the entire nation to actively take part in administration of polio vaccine to children in order to defeat the menace.

The prime minister addressed the launching ceremony of national anti-polio campaign, where he lauded the resilience and sacrifices given by polio workers across the country.

“Pakistan is among those two nations which still have polio virus,” said PM Imran Khan, urging mothers to ensure administration of polio drops to their children.

The PM made an open request to everyone regarding the administration of polio vaccine to children.

On the recently-launched national campaign, the prime minister said that under the campaign, 40 million children will be fed polio drops.

The prime minister also highlighted the threat to polio workers from extremists, adding that defeating polio is mandatory for the country.

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