Princess Beatrice, ex-EU leaders take to Pakistan’s snowy slopes

In this photo, Princess Beatrice is seen skiing in snowy mountains. (Photo courtesy: social media)
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Updated 17 February 2020

Princess Beatrice, ex-EU leaders take to Pakistan’s snowy slopes

  • PM Khan shared an Instagram post of the VIP group lounging on garden furniture over the weekend
  • Northern Pakistan has a number of popular skiing destinations

LAHORE: Princess Beatrice of York, a member of the extended British royal family, is undertaking a visit to Pakistan for a skiing trip alongside former EU leaders, according to a post on the Prime Minister’s Instagram account.

Princess Beatrice, daughter of Duke of York Prince Andrew, arrived in Pakistan four months after another pair of younger generation royals, her cousin Prince William and wife Kate Middleton toured the country in a highly anticipated and well documented royal visit.

The photo uploaded to the premier’s Instagram account on Saturday has been circulated widely on social media, and shows the high profile group lounging on garden furniture-- including Prime Minister Khan himself, Jose Maria Aznar (former Prime Minister of Spain) and Matteo Renzi (former Prime Minister of Italy).




Beatrice of York , Jose Maria Aznar(Former Prime Minister of Spain), Matteo Renzi (Former Prime Minister of Italy), Zia Chishti, Frederico Rigoni, SAPM Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari, Ali Jehangir Siddiqui met Prime Minister Imran Khan on February 15, 2020. (Prime minister Instagram account)

Sayed Zulfi Bukhari, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource, also posted about the VIP visit on his official Twitter account and wished the group a great stay in the country.

Details of the trip have not been widely shared, but northern Pakistan has a number of popular skiing destinations during the colder months like Naltar and Astore in Gilgit-Baltistan, Shimshal in Hunza Valley, and Fairy Meadows in Nanga Parbat. There are also popular resorts running a few hours outside of Islamabad, in places like Malaam Jaba in Swat.

 


Pakistani army chief, Saudi ambassador discuss regional security 

Updated 10 August 2020

Pakistani army chief, Saudi ambassador discuss regional security 

  • Saudi ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Al-Malkiy calls on General Qamar Javed Bajwa
  • The two leaders discuss matters of mutual interest, bilateral defense relations 

ISLAMABAD: Nawaf Saeed Al-Malkiy, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, called on Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday and discussed the security situation in the region, the military’s media wing said. 
“Matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and bilateral defense relations between the two brotherly countries were discussed during the meeting,” the Pakistani army said in a statement.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are longtime allies. Saudi Arabia remains the main source of Pakistan’s remittances despite global business shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic. The country has also loaned Pakistan billions of dollars in recent months to help stave off a balance of payments crisis, and offered oil on deferred payments.