Islamabad, Sep 18 : Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to strongly condemn the drone attack in the gulf country's oil facility.
An official statement issued by PM Office said that Mr Khan made a telephone call to Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to strongly condemn the drone attacks on the Saudi oil processing facility and oil field that caused material damage and disruption in operation.
“Prime Minister conveyed deep concern on the attempts to disturb the existing peaceful environment in the region through such attacks,” the official statement said.
On Saturday, Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities were attacked the drones, leading to closure of five per cent of global crude output. The US has been blaming Iran for this attack, which was claimed by Yemen’s Houthis, while the Iranian government has denied its involvement.
In another development, the Pakistan premier will visit Saudi, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi confirmed.
Mr Khan will have a stopover in Saudi while travelling to the United States where he is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly next week. UNI