ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Saudi Arabia next week to meet the new king.
A brief statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said that Mr Sharif would travel to Saudi Arabia on “a special invitation” from King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
The reason for the sudden invitation was unclear.
Mr Sharif travelled twice to the kingdom in January, once to inquire about the health of former King Abdullah and then to attend his funeral.
He held extensive talks with then Crown Prince Salman on bilateral relations, Middle East situation and issues facing the Muslim world. The issue of financing terror groups in Pakistan by some Saudi entities was also raised.
Saudi Arabia is recently facing intense criticism in Pakistan because of alleged terrorism funding from there.