Alvi raises Kashmiri cry to KSA

By Staff Reporter
Monday – December 9, 2019
ISLAMABAD: 124 days long curfew and total media blackout in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) at the hands of fascist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of India is a blatant violation of the fundamental rights of the people of Kashmir, said president Arif Alvi, while talking to Saudi parliamentary delegation led by chairman of the Shura council of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, on Friday.

According to an official statement, the president commended that Saudi Arabia has always played a proactive role in the challenges faced by Muslim Ummah and urged to highlight the conspiracy being hatched against Muslim citizens through Indian citizenship act.

He said that Pakistan greatly valued its relations with the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and both countries had a shared faith, commonality of culture, traditions, values and heritage as well as common position on regional and international issues.

President Alvi appreciated the progress and development of the Kingdom under the wise leadership of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and the vision of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

He underscored that the earlier visit of the Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman left a deep imprint on the hearts and minds of Pakistani people. The president expressed his satisfaction at ongoing economic and investment cooperation/negotiations on Saudi investment in oil refinery and mineral sectors.

Moreover he commended the expected flow of Saudi investments in Pakistan ($20 billion) following signing of memorandum of understandings (MoUs) in the fields of refinery, mining and renewable energy in the first phase and hoped it will invest more in the various sectors of the economy in future.

He further said that we took pride in our 2.3 million law-abiding Pakistani diaspora in KSA that had contributed to the socio-economic development of the Kingdom.

President Alvi added that our community considered Saudi Arabia as their second home and worked devotedly for the progress and prosperity of the Kingdom.

The chairman of the Shura council of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh informed the president that efforts are being made to further enhance parliamentary cooperation between the two countries. He also reiterated Saudi Arabia’s support to Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir.