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Saudi Crown Prince Awarded Pakistan’s Highest Civilian Honor

Saudi Crown Prince Awarded Pakistan’s Highest Civilian Honor

Monday, 18 February, 2019 - 10:15
Saudi Crown Prince meets with the Speaker of the Pakistani Senate in Islamabad. SPA
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was awarded on Monday the Nishan-e-Pakistan, the country’s highest civilian honor, at the end of his two-day visit to Islamabad.

Ahead of the ceremony, the Crown Prince, who is also deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, met at his residence in Islamabad the Speaker of the Pakistani Senate, Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, they reviewed aspects of distinguished bilateral relations between the two countries in all fields, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The Senate Speaker expressed his appreciation for the support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince and the Pakistani leadership for the improvement of relations between Riyadh and Islamabad, SPA said.

The Crown Prince also held separate talks with Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa accompanied by Head of Intelligence Lieutenant General Asim Munir.

During the meeting, they discussed ongoing military cooperation between the two countries, opportunities to strengthen it and latest developments in the region, SPA said.

The state-run Saudi news agency also said that the Crown Prince directed for establishing a health center in the name of Pakistani Martyr Farman Ali Khan in his hometown of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

According to SPA, the martyr was awarded the Order of King Abdulaziz of the first class for his heroic act during the floods that swept the city of Jeddah in 2009 by saving 14 people and drowning afterwards while saving others.

A street in Jeddah was also named after him.

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