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Imran Khan in Saudi Arabia on maiden foreign visit

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan (Photo by: AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday (18) on his first foreign visit since coming to power, with speculation swirling that he may be seeking economic assistance from the oil-rich ally. The two-day trip began exactly one month after Khan assumed office, with Pakistan possibly seeking billions of dollars in assistance from allies as it seeks to avert a balance-of-payments crisis. Khan, who was accompanied by finance minister Asad Umar and foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, was set to meet Saudi King Salman in the western city of Jeddah, local officials said. “A state banquet will be hosted by King Salman at…

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