Pointless Holiday? UAE President Abruptly Cancels Trip to Islamabad

President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has reportedly canceled his official visit to Islamabad due to bad weather conditions in the federal capital.

According to preliminary reports, UAE President will return to his country today and has assured the Pakistani government of another visit soon. However, he hasn’t specified the time for his next trip.

It is interesting to note that Islamabad’s administration announced a public holiday for 30 January (today) because of the arrival of the UAE President. Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb, confirmed the reports and stated that UAE President’s visit to Pakistan, slated for today, has been postponed to a later date due to weather conditions.

President Nahyan had arrived in Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan, on 25 January, where he was welcomed by Prime Minister (PM), Shehbaz Sharif. Reportedly, UAE President had come to Rahim Yar Khan, located in South Punjab, for hunting.

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