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Saudi Arabia’s new foreign minister on maiden Pakistan visit

  • Prince Faisal bin Farhan, who assumed charge of Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry recently, visited Islamabad on Thursday on his maiden visit to Pakistan. The kingdom and Pakistan enjoy a deep-rooted and longstanding fraternal relationship where the personal rapport between leaders is an essentia...
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New avenues of cooperation 

  • Bilateral relations need constant nurturing and renewal to maintain their resilience and strength. The bond between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan is a relationship that has evolved and gained greater strength over time. In the beginning, their interaction was mainly of a spiritual nature, symbolize...
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The Kingdom’s offers of mediation in South Asia

  • The Arabian peninsula and the South Asian sub-continent are located in each other’s vicinity. Muscat is located at a distance of 223 nautical miles from the port city of Gwadar and a flight from Mumbai to Salala takes less than an hour. All GCC countries have centuries’ old history of commercia...
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Peace overtures to Iran

  • Pakistan has welcomed recent peace overtures from Riyadh and Tehran following a round of back channel diplomacy in Baghdad. Heightened tensions in the Gulf, particularly since 2016, have been a source of anxiety for Islamabad. Pakistan has traditionally supported peace in the Gulf region as it ...
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A special bond: Pakistan PM’s first port of call is Saudi Arabia

  • Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is embarking upon his maiden official visit abroad on Thursday and as expected, he is visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia first. In Pakistan, ties with the Kingdom are seen as a most unique bilateral relationship. Pakistan was established as an independent state i...
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Safety, strategic wisdom and welcomes in Jeddah for Pakistanis escaping Sudan

  • As Sudan undergoes violent clashes between its army and paramilitary forces, innocent people are paying the price of the chaos with their lives. In these dark days, as terrible images and news stories come trickling out of the northeast African state, evacuations of thousands of foreigners and ...
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No easy task: Hajj season and Pakistanis at the pilgrimage

  • For Pakistan, the second largest Muslim country in terms of population, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah holds cardinal importance. Being mandatory for all Muslims who can afford it, the Hajj is a lifelong desire for even the poorest in society, who save for years to perform the pilgrimage. One ...
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Security in a disorderly world

  • The modern world is full of new possibilities and ironically also laden with new threats to national security. We live in a world where the multilateral order, devised at the end of the Second World War, has failed to ensure international peace and security. The concept of sovereign equality do...
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Speed is of the essence after one year of SIFC

  • The Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) was launched a year ago as a one window operation to boost foreign direct investment (FDI) in Pakistan. It was tailored to attract investments from the Gulf countries, Turkiye and China. The aim was to unlock Pakistan’s development potential wi...
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The Saudi-Pakistan relationship should take next steps from assistance to investment

  • Pakistan-Saudi relations are multi-dimensional and have evolved over time. In the past, security and defence cooperation was their hallmark. However, two leaderships were cognizant of the fact that while political relations were excellent, their economic side clearly had potential for further d...
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