Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud would soon be visiting Pakistan.
The prime minister made these remarks while addressing the passing out parade of the 48th batch of ASP at the National Police Academy in Islamabad.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif recently concluded a three-day trip to the kingdom during which the two leaders resolved to upgrade bilateral ties and fraternal bonds.
“Earlier this year, a team from the Saudi Development Fund visited Pakistan. During a meeting with me, they complained about delays in projects in Pakistan caused by the previous government,” he recalled.
“Trust me, it was very embarrassing. But I asked for some time and got approvals for all the delayed projects within 48 hours,” Premier Shehbaz said.
The prime minister said that during his meeting with Prince Salman, he apologized for these delays. “He (Prince Salman) said that the people of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were closely bound together in a relationship. ‘We are like one family and I am ready to do everything […] these were his words.
The prime minister said that in the last few years, Pakistan’s relations with friendly countries had suffered and promised that he was making all-out efforts to mend ties.
“I am visiting China soon and I will request them too. China has been an all-weather friend to us and always stood with Pakistan.”
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also briefly said that there was no reason to “ruin ties with the USA”. However, in the same breath, he promised that the government was trying to mend that relationship as well.
“I believe that we should learn from our past mistakes. I swear by God, Pakistan has been blessed, and had we taken advantage of all these blessings, Pakistan would have been the most going (sic) country in the world.”
“We have everything in the country. If there is something missing, it is the will to do,” he added.
While addressing the Prade, the prime minister also appreciated the sacrifices rendered by the police in protecting the country from terrorism and crime.