FM says the newly established Saudi-Pakistan Supreme Coordination Council will provide the opportunity for both the countries to further strengthen their economic and security cooperation in an institutionalized manner
There always have been detractors to disturb Pak-Saudi relations, but they have failed in the past: Qureshi
The Prime Minister is accompanied by a delegation comprising senior ministers, and other members of his cabinet.
The two sides are expected to sign a number of bilateral agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs), mostly focused on the Saudi Green, the Middle East Initiative, and the Clean and Green Pakistan Movement.
On Thursday, the Foreign Office of Pakistan announced that it will be formally recalling the country's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Raja Ali Ejaz and six others with an inquiry to be conducted in the foreseeable future.
Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday that a high-powered investigation has been launched against against Pakistan's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia for "not taking care of the labourers".
While 2020 saw an overall decline in the number of global death penalties, some countries increased the number of executions they carried out.
China is believed to be "the world's most prolific executioner", with Chinese authorities classifying the total number of death sentences and executions as state secrets, making them difficult to verify.
Annual inflation was 3.4% in 2020, picking up in the second half of the year after the VAT hike. The first half had seen mild inflation, following a deflationary trend in 2019, when the annual rate was -2.1%.