Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has categorically stated on Friday that Pakistan would stand shoulder to shoulder with Saudi Arabia if there was any threat to the security of brotherly Islamic country.

Talking to newsmen on his arrival in London on Friday, the PM said Pakistan enjoyed strong ties with Saudi Arabia and was keen to further improve and cement these relations. He said if there was any threat to borders and security of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan would stand shoulder to shoulder to defend it.

To a question, he said during his visit to Saudi Arabia he had an extensive talk with the Saudi leadership. However, he said that Saudi Arabia has not given any list of demands. To another question, he said that there would be an economic revolution with the multi-billion dollar Chinese investment in Pakistan. The premier said that investment of $46 billion was unprecedented in the history of Pakistan, adding that the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pakistan was delayed due to the sit-ins in the country.

Sharif elaborated a number of energy generating projects would be set up as a result of the Chinese investment, which would help to overcome the power crisis in the country. “A gas pipeline would be set up from Gwadar to Nawabshah,” he said, adding that power projects would also be set up at Port Qasim.  Detailed story on Back page