Jamal Khashoggi: The whole world is being questioned by the Crown Prince, but Pakistan is 'flattering'
The US released an intelligence report last week regarding the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This report clearly stated that behind this is the hand of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. The whole world is seeking answers from Saudi Arabia after this report. But under the burden of debt, the poor Pakistan is engaged in 'flattery'. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has issued a statement saying that it has complete confidence in the investigation of Saudi Arabia.
Journalist Jamal Khashogi, who wrote an article against the Saudi government for the Washington Post, was assassinated in 2018. He was killed in Saudi Arabia's embassy in Istanbul, Turkey. In this case, a Saudi court convicted and sentenced eight people in September 2020. But the US has been alleging that this entire conspiracy was created at the behest of the Crown Prince and he is behind the murder. A recent US intelligence report said that members of the team that killed Khashogi had used two private aircraft. These aircraft are registered in the name of Mohammed bin Salman.
Pakistan said this
A statement was released by Pakistan on Saturday. In this, showing solidarity towards Saudi Arabia, the journalist expressed full confidence in the ongoing investigation of Khashogi's murder. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhary said that we have read the US intelligence report after going public and have paid attention to it. In this, some facts related to the murder of Jamal Khashogi have been presented. The statement further said that we have also found that the Saudi government has considered it a disgusting crime. Also, in the eyes of the government, it is a violation of law.
Pakistan has full confidence in the government
On behalf of the Pakistani Foreign Ministry, it was said that the Saudi government is taking all possible steps. She is conducting a full investigation while staying within the purview of the law so that the culprits can be punished. Pakistan appreciates Saudi's efforts and expresses solidarity with it.
Pakistan is under pressure from Saudi's debt
Pakistan reached the brink of bankruptcy, Saudi Arabia is burdened with debt. In 2018, Saudi Arabia gave a loan of $ 300 million (about 22 thousand crore rupees) to Pakistan. Apart from this, oil credit facility of $ 320 million was also given. In December last year, Pakistan had returned $ 100 million to Saudi by seeking a loan from China.