Pakistan expects $50 billion from PM visits

Upon entry into Pakistan's airspace Mohammad bin Salman airplane was given a warm welcome

Upon entry into Pakistan's airspace Mohammad bin Salman airplane was given a warm welcome

Manchester United have received a whopping £3.8BILLION takeover bid from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Khan also hailed reforms initiated by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, stressing that Pakistan wants a "strong and reformed" Saudi Arabia.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan's army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa welcomed the crown prince on the red carpet of a military airport in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad.

Responding to a question about the Houthis aggression against Saudi Arabia, the Prime Minister said Saudi Arabia is very close to our heart in every respect and Pakistan will not allow anyone to attack Saudi Arabia.

However, cash-strapped and in search of allies, Pakistan is set to welcome the Saudi Crown Prince in a biggest visit by any foreign leader to the neighbour State since Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2015.

The US tech giant's cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services, had been in talks over opening data centres in the Gulf kingdom, with crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally courting Mr Bezos on a US trip previous year.

Earlier scheduled to start on February 16, the two-day visit of the crown prince was delayed on Friday owing to unknown reasons, however, the programme with regard to the prince's stay in Pakistan will remain unchanged. "We trade, we invest with each other, we do joint ventures and I think it will raise the standard of living in both countries", Imran said.

Durrani noted that the Saudi prince's visit has assumed extra importance due to the prevailing situation in the region, especially in the backdrop of Riyadh-Tehran Iran rift.

In an investiture ceremony, the president conferred the Nishan-e-Pakistan, the highest civilian award, on the Saudi prince.

Locally built JF-17 Thunder jets will escort the plane of the prince after it entered Pakistani airspace.

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are both involved in a months-long push led by Washington aimed at ending the conflict in Afghanistan. A five-tier VVIP security plan has been devised for the delegation.

The army, Rangers and police will together be handling security on Sunday and Monday.

Saudi Arabia is not the only Gulf state to pivot east, she added - for all of them, it is a "logical shift". Since assuming the role of Crown Prince, he has been working for the Kingdom's socioeconomic transformation.

It is a matter of proving that he still has "international access and he can function.as the most senior representative of Saudi Arabia beyond the king".

Moreover, MBS's history of philanthropic initiatives has earned him many accolades.

While United is publicly traded in NY, the Glazers still control the club by holding most of its B-shares, according to the Sun. He was also named as world's 8th most powerful person by Forbes in 2018.

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