Imran Khan says government, public praying for King Salman’s health

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday his government and the Pakistani people were praying for the health of Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, after the monarch was admitted to a hospital in Riyadh for tests over gallbladder inflammation.

“Heard with concern about hospitalisation of His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques,” Khan said in a Twitter post. “The government and people of Pakistan, and I myself, join our Saudi brethren in prayers for His Majesty’s swift recovery, good health and long life.”

King Salman, the custodian of Islam’s holiest sites, spent more than two and a half years as the Saudi crown prince and deputy prime minister from June 2012 before becoming king. He has also served as governor of the Riyadh region for more than 50 years.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has been admitted to the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh for medical tests, the royal court said in statement early on Monday.

The king was admitted for inflammation of the gallbladder, said the announcement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).


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