LAHORE - Chairman Commission on Tourism, Saudi Arabia, Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz was extended a warm welcome by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at Lahore Airport on Saturday.

Saudi Ambassador in Pakistan, Provincial Ministers, Chief Secretary and senior officers were present at airport.  Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that Pakistan is a great friend of Saudi Arabia and the recent visit of Saudi Prince and his delegation to Pakistan will further strengthen relations between the two countries.

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Saudi Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and members of his delegation went to Badshahi Mosque and visited various sections of the mosque. Saudi Prince and his delegation also offered Nawafil at Badshahi Mosque. The Saudi delegation saw a manuscript of the Holy Quran written in gold also visited Lahore Museum and expressed keen interest in the historical artifacts and relics placed at the museum. Members of Saudi delegation also visited Gandhara Gallery and various sections of the museum. Saudi delegation was accorded a warm welcome by the Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar, Speaker Punjab Assembly and Provincial Ministers on their arrival at the Governor House.

Saudi Prince and his delegation saw a cultural show while a luncheon was also hosted in their honour by the CM. The Saudi Crown Prince and his delegation also witnessed a splendid display of tent-pegging. Afterwards Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Saudi delegation went to the polo ground and saw a polo match. Souvenirs were also presented to the Saudi Prince and Chief Minister on this occasion. Later, Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz was seen off by the CM at the airport.