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Here is how government is planning to welcome Prince Mohammad bin Salman

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is visiting Pakistan on February 16, and the government has finalised the details of how the next-in-line of Saudi throne will be welcomed, ARY News reported on Tuesday.


According to details, Pakistan Airforce (PAF)’s Sherdil Squadron, comprising of the cutting-edge JF-17 Thunder aircraft will give an airborne salute to the dignitaries.

Vehicles for crown prince’s use will be brought from Saudi Arabia whereas the government has already booked 300 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado vehicles for the visiting delegation.

Sources informed ARY News that the crown prince will stay in the Prime Minister House during his visit.

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130 royal guards will accompany the crown prince for his security, whereas, as a precursor to his visit, a 235-strong delegation of Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), led by former army chief General (retd.) Raheel Sharif is already in the country to review security arrangements for the royal visit.

Sources informed ARY News that upon his arrival at the Prime Minister House, the Saudi crown prince will be given a guard-of-honour, after which a one-on-one meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman will be held.

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According to the details received so far, investment agreements of $15-20 billion will be signed during Saudi delegation’s visit, which include an oil refinery, construction of hotels for promoting tourism in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, and several energy projects.

It is expected that Saudi Arabia will announce investing in Haveli Bahadur Shah and Bhakki Power Plants.

Later, President Arif Alvi will give a dinner in the honour of the visiting prince. A cultural performance is also scheduled to be held in the presidency on this occasion.

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