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Imran Khan to attend controversial Saudi conference

Imran Khan

By: Sarwar Alam

Pakistan’s foreign ministry announced Friday that prime minister Imran Khan will attend a Saudi Arabian investment conference, despite a string of cancellations from leading policy-makers and corporate chiefs over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The decision comes a day after US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and senior ministers from Europe announced plans to skip the conference. The move by the White House intensified the kingdom’s mounting isolation amid an uproar over the mysterious disappearance of Khashoggi after he entered a Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. Khan’s visit comes as Pakistan continues to court “friendly” nations in search of billions…

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