LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday returned to Pakistan after meeting the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
According to sources, the Sharif brothers had a 1.5 hour-long meeting with the Saudi crown prince late Monday night.
Earlier in a day, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had visited kidney center in Lahore.
Speaking to media, Shehbaz said Saudi Arabia was among the best friends of Pakistan. “During every crisis – storms, earthquakes, diplomatic, Saudi Arabia has supported Pakistan without any conditions.”
Shehbaz Sharif emphasised that both countries have blind faith in each other. He also clarified that he went to Saudi Arabia after being invited for Umrah when asked by reporters that there had been increasing criticism by opposition parties on the visit of the Sharif brothers.
Shehbaz Sharif termed a recent tweet by US President Donald Trump about Pakistan as irresponsible. He stressed that Trump had levelled serious allegations against Pakistan and the entire country needed to be united in its reply.
On a New Year’s Day tweet, President Trump said the “United States had foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”