Musharraf off to Saudi Arabia, likely to meet SharifNovember 20th, 2007 - 2:30 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): Embattled Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf left for Saudi Arabia today.
Musharraf, on his two-day visit to the kingdom, will hold talks with King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on ways to boost bilateral relations, especially in terms of economic co-operation and to address common concerns of regional and national interest, The News reported.
This will be Musharrafs first visit to a foreign country after he imposed the state of emergency in the country.
According to media reports, Musharraf might meet former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in exile in the Kingdom.
Musharrafs confidantes have announced that he will go on pilgrimage to Mecca, a city very near to Jeddah where Sharif has been residing.
Caretaker Prime Minister Mohammadmian Soomro, Vice Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani and others saw Musharraf off at the airport. (ANI)
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