Preparations are underway for welcoming the Saudi Crown Prince—Mohammad Bin Salman, who is expected to land in Pakistan on the 16th of February. Besides booking 300 luxury vehicles, the authorities have also taken the decision to release 3,500 pigeons in a gesture to welcome the Prince.
Prime Minister—Imran Khan on Thursday led a high-level preparatory meeting, before the visit of the crown prince.
As per the officials the security plan has been finalised. The security of the Saudi prince has been handed over to the Pakistan Army, with 12,000 military and other law-enforcement personnel would be positioned for the protection of the other royal guests who would be accompanying Prince Salman.
Authorities have given a task to the concerned departments to buy the needed number of pigeons from the bird market located in the federal capital and Rawalpindi.
Bird markets in other cities have also been contacted for buying the large number of birds.
Besides, pigeons, colourful balloons would also be released in the air to make the arrival of the Crown Prince colourful.
Although, pigeons have been set free before too in the past for state guests, such a huge number of birds had never been released before.
On the 12th of February, the government booked 300 super luxury Toyota Land Cruiser Prado vehicles for the royal visit.
Using the JF-17 Thunder jets the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aerobatics team Sherdil would be entertaining the visiting guests with a fly-past show.