Saudi Arabia will always stand by Pakistan: King Abdullah

By APP
Published: July 25, 2014
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Saudi King Shah Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz. PHOTO: PID.GOV.PK

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Saudi King Shah Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz. PHOTO: PID.GOV.PK

JEDDAH: In a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, King Shah Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz  assured that Saudi Arabia would always stand by Pakistan.

During the meeting, held at the king’s palace on Friday, King Abdullah underlined the historic nature of the close bond between the two countries, which dates back to the days of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The king further conveyed his personal sentiments and prayers for a strong, prosperous and peaceful Pakistan under the leadership of Nawaz.

The premier expressed his sincere gratitude for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him during his visit to Saudi Arabia. He emphasised that his government wants to further strengthen ties with Saudi Arabia.

The two leaders also discussed the challenges being faced by the Islamic Ummah and called for unity and solidarity in these critical times.

Prime Minister Nawaz was accompanied by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Senior Saudi leadership and key aides of the Saudi King, including Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Crown Prince and Second Deputy Prime Minister Prince Muqran bin Abdul Aziz, Secretary General of National Security Council Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Intelligence Chief Prince Khalid bin Bandar, Minister for National Guards Prince Mitab bin Abdullah and Deputy Foreign Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah, were also present during the hour-long meeting.

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  • Chachoo
    Jul 25, 2014 - 6:53PM

    Saudia have provided more than 11 Billion US Dollars as a free Aid to Egypt recently. But i dont think so that such a gesture will be repeated in case of Pakistan. Saudia Arabia have the Forex reserves of more than 750 Billion US Dollars and if Saudia will start development projects of only 200 Billion US Dollars out of 750 Billion USD in developing Muslim countries then there will be a huge impetus in terms of growth. But alas they dont think like that.

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  • Jul 25, 2014 - 7:45PM

    @Chachoo:
    Build our country with our oiwn money, We do not need Saudi US money which will end up as acurse and mess for the country. Stop corruption in the country, controol population explosion Pakistan will develop better then those country who have petro dollars.

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  • Imad Shah
    Jul 25, 2014 - 8:05PM

    Two of the worst muslim leaders. One has been in power many times and shown himself to be utter incompetent and the other sheikh, well what does he do?? He says he will stand by us, why doesn’t he stand by his fellow Arabs in Gaza??

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  • Afghan Maihan
    Jul 25, 2014 - 8:19PM

    Arab monarchs are not called Shah, which is a Persian word for king. Arabs call their kings, Malik. ET, please get smarter editors and proofreaders.

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  • Timorlane
    Jul 25, 2014 - 8:35PM

    Correction: Will always stand by Pakistan’s corrupt ruling class

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  • Desi Spider
    Jul 25, 2014 - 8:45PM

    @Jahangir Chauhan:
    Well said. I second that 100%.

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  • Jul 25, 2014 - 9:56PM

    Stand by Pakistan – Establishing madrassas, financing Sunni terrorists, hunting rare birds, supporting Syria rebels, spoiling sanctity of Mecca.

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  • Usman
    Jul 25, 2014 - 10:55PM

    The family of Saud is one of the biggest traitors that muslims have produced. They did not bother to say a word on massacre in Gaza and on other hand they supported general sisi and his brutalities against muslim brotherhood with billions of dollars just to save their *. they are also involved in Syria dirty games, in fact all the mess that we see in Gulf (and in our Country as well), this family of Saud is directly or indirectly responsible. They games that they are playing in gulf will soon turn against themselves, its just a matter of time. Iran and Saudi Arabia are real liabilities of the Muslim World.

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  • Pakistan One
    Jul 25, 2014 - 11:32PM

    Strange I dont find this news in Saudi Media. The picture also looks ridiculously photoshopped.

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  • Jul 25, 2014 - 11:40PM

    @Afghan Maihan:
    Then why there was a title famous king of KSA, Shah Faisal. I think few words Arabs took from Persians and Persian took adopted from Arab when they conquered Iran Persia back then.Like the case with Persian Urdu, Hindi as well.

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  • chimgaadarr
    Jul 26, 2014 - 12:57AM

    Thanks, but No Thanks!

    You can’t even stand with the Palestinian Arabs … What to talk of anyone else! So, F off!Recommend

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