If you’re living in the twin cities you’ll know what we are talking about. Yes, the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, finally arrived to the capital and landed on Sunday evening along with his protocol. Besides scrolling through the routes diversions and roads plan for today, it will also be a good idea to listen to this news and relax for a while because we do have something good waiting for you. So, sit back, relax and start reading.
The banners all around Islamabad say ‘welcome to your second home’. This is his first visit after being appointed an heir to the throne. Covered in posters besides the high alert security, Saudi Crown Prince Salman finally made his appearance in Pakistan and rumor has it that he has also signed $20 billion agreements.
It is estimated that there are around seven agreements that have been signed by the royalty and are being discussed with the PM of Pakistan Imran Khan. So, why all the hype? After all, he is just a Saudi Crown Prince who is visiting Pakistan right! Well, he is THE first Saudi leader visiting Pakistan after 15 (freaking) years. Now you’ll also agree with the fact that it is a big deal. Ranging from the minute details of his visit such as the placement of the red carpet and all the way to the high profile deals that are being signed by the leader, his entire visit is kept under scrutiny by the media personnel. This is how big of a deal it is! The situation will remain like this until his 20-hour visit finally comes to an end.
Throughout the visit, a high-security plan has been mapped out for the Saudi Crown Prince in the capital as well as in some areas of Rawalpindi such as the garrison area. The citizens have been given an alternate route to follow while they are driving for their daily routine activities. A number of luxurious hotels have also been emptied for the delegation in order for them to enjoy the Pakistani hospitality for the royal family. Now, let’s leave the visit details and come straight to the outcomes that Pakistan will achieve from his visit. I feel like the person who attacks the food tray as soon as the guests leave the house! I know you’re feeling the same.
It prospects that the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to Pakistan has opened a corridor for Pak-Saudi Arabia brotherly relations. Moreover, it is also expected that the King would invest an amount of $8 billion on a new oil refinery of the Gwadar’s seaport. So, people are hoping that the energy crisis besides the economic problems may be wrapped up with the King’s deal. At the dinner, Mohammed stated that this was only the ‘first phase’ of strengthening the connection among the two countries. He further added
“We cannot say no to Pakistan… we are creating a great future for Saudi Arabia and Pakistan”.
So, it’s all good till now and we’re hoping that no one from our neighbor is jealous of the things we are getting on our table. Even if they are, who cares? What are your thoughts about the Saudi Crown Prince visit?