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Pakistan President and PM condolence over Sultan Qaboos demise

11 January, 2020 06:24

Pakistan President and PM condolence over Sultan Qaboos demise reported by official media here. President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have issued condolence messages over the death of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman.

Both have expressed deep grief and sorrow.

Pakistan President and PM condolence

In his condolence message, the President said the services of Sultan Qaboos for the Omani nation and world peace will always be remembered.

Furthermore, he recalled Sultan Qaboos as a true brother who ensured Oman-Pakistan friendship.

The Prime Minister posted a tweet while extending his condolences to the people of Oman.

He said Sultan Qaboos was a visionary leader who transformed Oman into a vibrant and modern state.

Imran Khan said Oman has lost a beloved leader and Pakistan a close and trusted friend.

The President and the Prime Minister prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has also expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of Sultan Qaboos.

Qaboos, 79, had ruled since taking over in a bloodless coup in 1970 with the help of former colonial power Britain.

Sultan Qaboos of Oman

State news agency ONA did not give any cause of death, but Qaboos had been unwell for years.

However, he also had spent a week in Belgium undergoing medical treatment in early December.

Qaboos had no children and had not publicly appointed a successor.

A 1996 statute says the ruling family will choose a successor within three days of the throne becoming vacant.

The high military council issued a statement which state media carried on Saturday.

It called on Oman’s ruling family council to convene to choose a new ruler.

However, if the council fails to agree, a council of military and security officials, supreme court chiefs and heads of the two consultative assemblies will put in power the person whose name has been secretly written by the sultan in a sealed letter.



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