According to the diplomatic sources, Imran Khan—the Prime Minister of Pakistan has canceled his scheduled visit to Malaysia under the influence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
As per the details of the development, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi will now represent Pakistan instead of Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Kuala Lumpur Summit.
PM Khan canceled his scheduled visit to Malaysia after a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Saturday. During the meeting between Khan and Saudi Crown Prince, several matters related to bilateral relations were discussed.
Dr. Muhammad Faisal—the spokesperson of the Foreign Office, during his weekly briefing, had confirmed the participation of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Kuala Lumpur Summit.
He said that PM Khan’s participation would provide Pakistan an opportunity to explain its views and find solutions to the challenges facing the Muslim world particularly, governance, development, terrorism, and Islamophobia.
It is pertinent to mention here that Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad had extended an invitation to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan in November.