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Pakistan PM Imran Khan said to make Saudi Arabia his first overseas visit

New Prime Minister Imran Khan will undertake an official visit to Saudi Arabia in September, according to media reports

Pakistan PM Imran Khan said to make Saudi Arabia his first overseas visit

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan will reportedly make Saudi Arabia his first official overseas visit.

According to media reports in Pakistan, he will undertake the visit in his role as PM in the first week on September.

Reports suggest that Khan and First Lady Bushra Bibi will also perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque in the holy city of Madinah.

Recently, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke to Khan over the phone, and congratulated him on his victory in the country’s parliamentary elections.

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad on Saturday, officially taking over the reins of power in the nuclear-armed country after his party won a July 25 election.

The ceremony at the President's House in the capital marked the end of decades of rotating leadership between the ousted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), punctuated by periods of army rule.

A tearful Khan, clad in a traditional black sherwani, smiled as he stumbled over some of the words of the oath administered to him by President Mamnoon Hussain.

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