Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s visit to Pakistan postponed

Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, delayed his travel to Pakistan on Saturday.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch acknowledged the visit’s rescheduling in a brief statement released in this respect.

“The new dates will be jointly determined by both parties,” she explained.

In September, Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister, invited the crown prince to a telephone discussion.

It would have been the first visit by the Saudi crown prince to Pakistan since April when Pakistan’s government changed.

During the visit of the Saudi crown prince, Islamabad planned to get a $4,2 billion bailout package from Riyadh, diplomatic sources stated.

The uncommon visit of the Saudi leader was provisionally planned for November 21.

In addition, it was anticipated that Saudi Arabia would make substantial investments in Pakistan. According to sources, several Pakistani-Saudi petroleum deals were being finalized for signature during his excellency’s visit.

In addition, the administration counted on a potential deal to assist secure financial support from Saudi Arabia for constructing a cutting-edge refinery in Gwadar.

The last time the crown prince visited Pakistan was in February 2019, during Imran Khan’s tenure as prime minister.