Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince on Pakistan visit amid Indo-Pak tension

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is on his South Asia and China tour and is due to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday amid tensions in the region following one of the deadliest terror attacks in India that killed more than forty army men.

India is accusing Pakistan for the powerful suicide bomb attack in disputed Kashmir region and vowing to punish Islamabad.

According to analysts the crown prince is seeking to rebuild his reputation with countries following the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was a Saudi critic.

Many western countries are blaming Prince Mohammed to have been involved in the killing.

Meanwhile, cash-strapped Pakistan is looking for friends and is welcoming Salman with open arms. It is learned investment agreements worth at least $10 billion could be signed.

It is learned the Saudi visit is being treated as the biggest state visit since Chinese President Xi Jinping by Pakistan.

Airspace has been shut down and security has been stepped up in Pakistan. The crown prince will be the first guest to stay at PMs House.

Meanwhile, India has vowed to isolate Pakistan on international platform following the Kashmir attack with demands to Islamabad to act against Jaish-e-Mohammad terror outfit.

It is claimed JeM is backed by Pakistani state.

Pakistan has denied having hands in the attack.

Paul Linus