Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz meet Saudi Crown Prince MBS

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Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the party’s Chief Organizer Maryam Nawaz met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, according to Friday’s statement from the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb.

Nawaz Sharif met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Maryam Nawaz attended the event as well, Marriyum Aurangzeb tweeted.

“The leaders talked about ways to address Pakistan’s problems as well as ways to further strengthen ties between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Nawaz Sharif sent his best regards to the Saudi government, she continued.

The PML-N did not post any pictures from the meeting, and the Saudi side made no public note of it.

However, the remark released by Aurangzeb was also reposted on the party’s official Twitter account.

The conference takes place as Pakistan struggles with a serious financial crisis, among other things. Saudi Arabia helped Pakistan reach an agreement with the IMF earlier this month by assuring the lender of its support for Pakistan.

The Saudi crown prince confirmed Saudi Arabia’s stance on assisting Pakistan’s economy and its “sisterly people” in January when he ordered the Saudi Development Fund to investigate raising the deposit amount in the State Bank of Pakistan to $5 billion.

On April 11, Nawaz and his daughter arrived in Saudi Arabia to conduct Umrah with other family members. The PML-N top organizer had left Pakistan, while the former prime minister had left London.

Nawaz was surrounded by security in a video posted by the party’s official Twitter account on April 14 when he visited the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

Pictures of Nawaz visiting Masjid-i-Nabwi in Madina were also published by PML-N. He was observed being accompanied by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, while protection was being provided for them by Saudi officials.

According to some sources, Nawaz planned to extend his trip until mid-May in order to visit his son Hussain Nawaz, who has been in Saudi Arabia for the last year.