The king of Bahrain, Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalida arrived in Islamabad on a three day official visit. It is the first official visit by a king of Bahrain in four decades. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warmly welcomed him and other visiting dignitaries. Bahrain is well-known for its rich culture and heritage. It has large resources of oil and Pakistan is an oil starved nation.

At present, both countries need to invest in different sectors especially oil and gas because Bahrain has surplus resources of oil and gas. Pakistan is keen to promote defense relation with Bahrain as well. According to an estimate more than 60,000 Pakistanis are working and living in the Kingdom as respected individuals. Bahrain’s business community can benefit from incentive based business investment packages and rich human resources which are available in Pakistan.

AIJAZ AHMED,

Karachi, March 18.