Ambassador-designate Bilal Akbar to reach Riyadh on 25th

By: News Desk      Published: 01:56 AM, 23 Apr, 2021
Ambassador-designated Lt-Gen (r) Bilal Akbar.
Ambassador-designated Lt-Gen (r) Bilal Akbar.

Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate Lt-Gen (r) Bilal Akbar will reach Riyadh on April 25 while outgoing envoy Raja Ali Ejaz will leave for the homeland on April 28.

In a message, the outgoing envoy said he is going back after shifting the responsibilities to an experienced person. He expressed the hope that the new diplomate will continue cementing Saudi-Pak ties. 

Pinning hope on new envoy for cementing Saudi-Pak ties

Lt-Gen (r) Bilal met President Dr Arif Alvi at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Thursday. The president congratulated Bilal Akbar on his appointment as Pakistan’s envoy to Saudi Arabia. He expressed confidence that he would make concerted efforts to strengthen bilateral economic and investment cooperation.

The president asked the ambassador-designate to help address the issues being faced by the Pakistani community in Saudi Arabia. He shed light on the importance of the Saudi-Pak bond and stressed the need for facilitating Pakistanis residing in Saudi Arabia and asked  

Reporter: Khalid Cheema