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PM Imran Khan leaves for Saudi Arabia and UAE!

ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan, in his first foreign trip since he took charge as PM last month, has left on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates today. 

Those accompanying him include Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry and Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood.

Due to the presence of Fin. Minister in PM’s delegation, savants are insinuating that the principal objective of the visit is to seek economic bailout package in order to fill Pakistan’s empty coffers with petro/pilgrimage dollars. 

It is pertinent to mention here that the Pak PM was invited by King Salma Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.

According to details, a banquet will be hosted by the King for PM at Royal Court; OIC Secretary-General  Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen is also scheduled to call on the PM. 

After performing Umrah Imran Khan and his delegation will proceed to Dubai on Wednesday evening. He was invited by UAE Crown Prince Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince. 

He will be discussing bilateral issues with the Crown Prince but is unlikely to watch Indo-Pak Cricket Match. 

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.