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Saudi Monarch and Crown Prince Call Imran Khan to Congratulate him on Victory

Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman has called the Pakistani Prime Minister-to-be Imran Khan to congratulate him on the thumping victory in the General Elections 2018 which were conducted on July 25, 2018.

Mohammad Bin Salman, during a telephone conversation with Imran Khan, invited the majority winner to the Kingdom after taking oath as the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. With Pakistan in a financial crisis, the hopes of former cricketer rejuvenating the economy and help build a strong Pakistan are high. Saudi Arabia has always been an ally and the two countries have stood by each other through thick and thin.

Imran Khan’s victory has already helped strengthen the value of Rupee with Pakistan Stock Exchange recording great progress ever since the victory speech which seems to have earned the trust of the investors and traders. Imran Khan especially praised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to the close friendship with Pakistan and that he would like to further strengthen the bond. The statement has been received well by the Saudi Authorities due to which the Crown Prince himself has made a telephonic call to the PM-elect inviting him to the country to enhance the bilateral relationship on all fronts.

Not just MBS, but the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has also congratulated Khan and expressed the desire to see a prosperous Pakistan. The Monarch also expressed his happiness over the strong bilateral ties between the two Islamic countries. A number of world leaders have congratulated the prime minister-in-waiting with desires to work together on bilateral ties. Khan expressed his gratitude on getting a call from the King himself and stressed on further strengthening the relationship with mutual benefits. Khan would announce his international trips – Kingdom would be a top priority as the bond has huge significance in Pakistan due to the Holy nature of the Kingdom – after taking oath on August 18.

In recent years, the Pakistani General Raheel Sharif was called upon by Saudi Arabia to lead the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) which he accepted.

The cricketer turned politician’s political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), translating to the movement for justice, has won 158 seats in 342-member National Assembly while the former ruling party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz managed to claim 82 seats.

Chairman PTI is the favorite to be elected the 19th Prime Minister of Pakistan with the help of allied parties. The 65-year-old will take oath on 18 August 2018.

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