It seems Pakistan is planning to throw a lavish welcome on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s (MBS) first-ever visit to Pakistan.
According to media reports, the government has ordered 300 Toyota Land Cruiser Prados for the royal visit that starts from Sunday, February 16.
Upon His Majesty’s arrival in the country, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aerobatics squad, Sherdil, will enthrall the Saudi dignitaries with the JF-17 Thunder jets.
Later on, an alert contingent of the armed forces will present guard of honor to the visiting dignitary at the Prime Minister House where he will stay during the visit. The renovation work there is almost completed.
There are reports that the Crown Prince will use his personal vehicle in Pakistan, which will be transported along with his other belongings. It is said that the royal delegation will bring 80 containers for a two-day visit.
Reports say that everything the prince will use during his first official visit to Pakistan, including the food, vehicles and other stuff, will be transported from the kingdom and that a special security squad comprising of 130 guards will escort the Crown Prince.
Days before the royal visit, a 235-member delegation of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) has arrived in the country to review security arrangements. Former Army Chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif is leading the delegation.
During the visit, he called on Prime Minister Imran Khan, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
During the much-anticipated visit, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are expected to sign a $20 billion investment deal including a multibillion-dollar oil refinery in Gwadar.