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%.
On Sunday, the lender reported its first quarter net profit of 3.3 billion riyals ($906.22 million), down by 7% from a year earlier as it booked 1.4 billion riyals in "precautionary" loan-loss provisions.
As per PIF statement, “the Public Investment Fund is seeking to become a leading global impactful investor in line with the objective of Vision 2030 and to drive the economic transformation of Saudi Arabia, through active long- term investments.”
But Turkey's main opposition party has ramped up pressure for a tit-for-tat response and compensation for export losses. "If you put a ban on my goods, I will put a ban on yours," lawmaker Mahmut Tanal said in an interview.