PTI rejects speculations regarding the meeting between Saudi envoy and Imran Khan

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) categorically rejected all the speculations and fake media reports regarding the meeting between ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan and chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) at latter’s residence Bani Gala in Islamabad last week. After the meeting a section of media shamelessly started propaganda that Saudi envoy Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliky has offered $10Billion to Imran Khan for rescuing former prime minster of Pakistan Mian Nawaz Sharif.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry officially issued a statement on Twitter on Thursday regarding the meeting between Imran khan and  Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliky saying, ” the bilateral meeting only discussed to strengthen ties between the two countries, adding masses should refrain speculating other things”. Fawad Chaudry also  rejected any talks of NRO for Nawaz Sharif between Saudi Ambassador and coming PM Imran Khan, ” Any NRO did not come under discussion in the meeting between Imran Khan and Saudi ambassador”, said Fawad Chaudry.

Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Bin Saeed Al-Maliki called on the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, following his party’s victory in the 2018 general elections on last Monday. The Saudi envoy congratulated the ‘PM-designate’ Imran Khan over his win in  polls, and vowed to work closely with new government.

Soon after official results issued by Election Commission of Pakistan, PTI chairman Imran Khan spelt out his foreign policy contours in a live address on and vowed stronger bilateral ties with all countries. He specially mentioned ties with Saudi Arabia, China, the United States of America, Afghanistan and India.

The Nawaf Bin Saeed Al-Maliki on the occasion said that the Saudi Crown Prince Muhmmad bin Salman would visit Pakistan soon after the transition to the new government and put in place a new stronger bilateral relationship between the two countries. He said both the countries were tied in strong historical and religious bonds and said these would continue to grow stronger in the days ahead. He said the Saudi government would continue to stand with Pakistan in difficult times and desired wider and active ties with Pakistan.

Responding to the Saudi ambassador’s commitment Imran Khan vowed to breathe in a new life into their relationship and said the PTI attached special significance to Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations. Earlier Imran Khan, in his first address to the nation after the election victory, expressed his desire to forge closer ties with Saudi Arabia, saying “Saudi Arabia is a our close friend who has always stood by us in difficult times.

It is reminded a senior Journalist Shaheen Sehbai speculated through his twitter account that Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliky has offered $10Billion to Imran Khan for taking Nawaz and his family to Jeddah again.

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