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PM Khan felicitates Saudi Arabia on National Day

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday felicitated the Saudi leadership on the kingdom’s 88th National Day being celebrated today. In a message, the prime minister expressed his best wishes for custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and other royal family members. He said progress and development of Saudi Arabia was very close to the heart of every Pakistani and its stability was linked with the strength of the Muslim Ummah. “Saudi Arab has…

In a first, women throng Saudi stadium for national day

RIYADH: Hundreds of women thronged a sports stadium for the first time to mark Saudi Arabia's national day Saturday, celebrated across the conservative kingdom with a raucous display of concerts, folk dance and fireworks. The presence of women at the King Fahd stadium marks a departure from previous celebrations in the Gulf kingdom where they are effectively barred from sports arenas by strict rules on segregation of the sexes in public. Women were allowed to enter the stadium, a previously male-only venue used mostly…

Indian president greets Pakistanis on national day

NEW DELHI: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has greeted the Pakistani nation and the government in connection with national day celebrations. "Greetings to (the) government and people of Pakistan on their national day," tweeted Mukherjee. Greetings to Government and people of Pakistan on their National Day #PresidentMukherjee — President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) March 23, 2017 Moreover he wrote, "India is committed to building ties with Pakistan in an environment free from terror and violence." The…