Updated: 14 Nov 2022 23:25 IST
Islamabad [Pakistan]November 14 (API): Postponement of The visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) to Pakistan sparked a row between coalition government as well as main opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
The squabble has begun with statement of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader and defense minister Khawaja Asif on Sunday claims Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS)’s visit to Pakistan was postponed due to the ongoing long march of PTI towards Islamabad, according to The News International.
On Twitter, Asif said: “Imran Khan first sit-in seven years ago led to the abolition of Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Pakistan, and now the visit of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is scheduled. postponed due to announcement of November 21 meeting -in. This person works on agenda against country”.
Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Muhammad bin Salman made a long-awaited visit to Pakistan. postponedThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FO) confirmed on Saturday, said A. news report.
Meanwhile, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry took up in fight on twitter with Defense Minister Khoja Asif over in an issue reports The News International.
“Firstly, Khawaja Asif is a protection minister of Pakistan, but morally he is so low that he does not feel problem in telling a lie. Muhammad bin Salman postponed his visit to all of Asia, not just Pakistan,” he said. in tweet.
In another tweet, he said: “The second fact these are analysts in Another countries invite their rulers to engage with in current rulers in Pakistan will show their separation with in people of Pakistan. Therefore, any leader interested in long-term connections with Pakistan will keep its distance from the current rulers.
Prince Mohammad bin Salman was supposed to arrive in Islamabad. on November 21, on two-day visit, but the visit was not official announced either Riyadh or Islamabad.
However, the diplomats did not deny the reports. on Visit of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan in in media. Even Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif after a recent meeting with Prince Salman noticed that he was watching forward for the visit of the monarch, according to The News International.
When The News International contacted a Foreign Office spokeswoman, she confirmed that the visit was postponed while new date will be announced after.
after a lot of interaction between Riyadh and Islamabad, around 19:00 on On Saturday, according to The News, government official”We will issue coordinated announcement soon”.
However, no agreement was reached and no agreed statement was made. Sunday when the news reached out Besides official was said: “Not today”, in spite of fact that sunday is a working day in Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, PPP stalwart Senator Farhatullah Babar tweeted: “Delay of visit of The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is the moment of reflection. Are there parallels with postponement of President Xi plans visit to Pakistan in 2014?” (API)