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Opposition parties should have been allowed to meet crown prince: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Former premier and senior PPP leader Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Monday that opposition parties should have been given a chance to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman who is on a historic two-day trip to the country.Former PM Gilani appears before court in corruption reference.The PPP leader also expressed his pleasure at the royal visit while speaking to the media outside the court.
“I am very happy with the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to Pakistan as the two countries enjoy cordial relations,” said Gilani.Prince Salman arrived at Nur Khan Airbase in Islamabad on Sunday evening.He was warmly received by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other government officials.The government decided not to invite opposition leaders at the official banquet that was later hosted for the prince at the Prime Minister’s House.Opposition ‘not invited’ to banquet in honour of Saudi crown princeAccording to Gilani, “When PPP was in the government, it not only let the opposition meet foreign guests but they were even allowed to stay in their homes.”“Had I been the prime minister,” Gilani added, “I would have made the Saudi crown prince address the National Assembly.

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