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Saudi Crown Prince gives his private jet to Pakistan PM Imran Khan for U.S. travel

A file picture of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan his private jet as he left for the U.S. after his two-day visit to the Kingdom, media reports said on September 22.

The Saudi Crown Prince stopped Mr. Khan from embarking on a commercial flight to the U.S. on September 21 and asked him to fly onboard his private jet as he could not let his guest travel in a commercial plane, The News International reported.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Advisor on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari also accompanied the Prime Minister.

During his two days visit to Saudi Arabia, Mr. Khan held meetings with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince and other leaders.

Mr. Khan reached New York on September 21 where he will address the 74th session of the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, which would focus on Pakistan’s perspective and position on the Jammu and Kashmir issue and on its current human rights and related dimensions.

He will meet U.S. President Donald Trump on September 23.

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