President Alvi confers Nishan-e-Pakistan on Saudi crown prince

Mohammad bin Salman also calls on COAS, Senate chairman

Our Correspondents February 18, 2019
President Arif Alvi confers the country's highest civilian award, the Nishan-e-Pakistan to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the President House in Islamabad. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has conferred upon Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Pakistan's highest civil award Nishat-e-Imtiaz.

The award was given at a ceremony at the President House in Islamabad on Monday.

On the second day of the royal visit, Prince Mohammad – flanked by Prime Minister Imran Khan – was escorted to the Aiwan-e-Sadr in a carriage to attend a luncheon hosted by the president.

A special contingent of Presidential security guards escorted the chariot.

The crown prince also held a one-on-one meeting with the president.

Earlier in the day, Prince Mohammad met army chief, and lauded professional capacities of the Pakistan armed forces. Both the leaders agreed on enhancing defence cooperation between the two countries.

The crown prince also called on a Senate delegation led by Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser.

In the meetings, the crown prince discussed issues pertaining to promote bilateral parliamentary contacts.


The Senate chairman, meanwhile, gifted  the heir to the Saudi prince a portrait and a gold-plated gun.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia signed contracts and Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) pertaining to investments in various projects on Sunday during the crown prince’s maiden visit to the country.

The MoUs were signed in diverse fields, including energy, power, petrochemical, mineral resources and sports, to give a fillip to the cooperation.



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