‘Pakistan, Saudi Arabia enjoying unique, durable ties’

ISLAMABAD: Former ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan and Rasanah Board Member, Dr Ali Awadh Asseri, on Friday termed Pak-Saudi relations as “unique, progressive and durable”.
Delivering a lecture at Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), he said Pakistani people are dear and near to Saudi Arabia, and the relationship spans economic, political, cultural and strategic affairs.
He underscored the strides that both countries have made in geopolitical coordination, and mentioned the special understanding that they enjoy at the regional and international levels.
Dr Ali Asseri talked at length about the economic ties, saying that Riyadh had been forthcoming in assisting Pakistan in bailing it out whenever it was in dire straits, and made a mention of loan facilities as well as oil on deferred payment facilities. The former ambassador highlighted how Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s Vision 2030 is changing Saudi Arabia and the region, and what positive impact it had on the social milieu of the Kingdom, as it transforms towards an open society. –Agencies

Search & Combing at PS Golra jurisdiction areas

By Uzma Zafar

Islamabad: Islamabad Capital police, Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) conducted a search and combing operation in the jurisdiction of Golra police station, a Police public relations officer said.
He said that, following the special directives to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, the search and combing operations are being conducted in different areas of the city, to ensure the safety and security of the Islamabad citizens.
Following these orders, a search and combing operation was conducted in different areas of Golra police station by CTD, quick response team and local police under the supervision of SP (Operations), DSP Counter terrorism department. During the search and combing operation 34 suspects, 07 Motorcycles and 40 houses were checked. While, 03 motorcycles were shifted to the police station for verification and 06 licensed weapons were recovered which were returned to their owners after complete verification.

IGP Islamabad said that, the purpose of the search and combing operations was to heighten the security in the federal capital. All zonal officers were directed to continue these operations in their respective areas. Citizens are also requested to cooperate with police during the checking.