Saudi Arabia Expresses Solidarity With India
The Islamabad-based Board of Investment, which works under the aegis of Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a statement to invitees, said the Pakistan-Saudi businesses conference scheduled on February 17 has been postponed. “Any inconvenience caused in this regard is highly regretted. The new dates of the meeting will be informed in due course of time,” it said.
The crown prince was due in Islamabad on Saturday but, according to the Pak Foreign Office, a slight change has been made in his schedule and now he is coming on Sunday.
The maiden visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to Pakistan has been delayed by a day for unknown reasons. It is being presumed that the step by Riyadh comes a day after it issued a strong statement condemning the Pulwama terror attack and expressed solidarity with India ahead of Prince Delhi trip on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Pakistan, however, did not give any explanation for the change.
The development comes at a time when India has appealed to the international community to put pressure on Pakistan to come clean on links with terror groups and stop providing shelter to them on its soil.