Islamabad (Agencies): Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir will visit Pakistan on Friday with an important message from Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
“Last night I also spoke to the Saudi foreign minister, and he expressed his desire to visit Pakistan, which I fully supported,” the foreign minister said.
Al Jubeir will discuss the rising Indo-Pak tensions with his Pakistani counterpart during his visit. He is also expected to meet the prime minister and the army chief during his visit.
Earlier, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Asif Ghafoor said that Pakistan’s armed forces are on high alert and ready for any eventuality.
"Pakistan Army troops are at high alert along the Line of Control (LoC) with all required safeguards along Eastern Border in place to thwart any Indian aggression," the military's media wing said in a statement. Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy are also fully alert, the ISPR conveyed in its statement.
"During the last 48 hours, Indian troops have resorted to increased ceasefire violations in Kotli, Khuiratta and Tatta Pani Sectors along LoC. Pakistan Army troops responding effectively," the statement added.
"Reports of casualties to Indian forces and damage to Indian posts. Indian deliberate firing on civilians has resulted in martyrdom of four citizens and two [citizens] injured."
"Pakistan's armed forces are in a state of readiness for all eventualities," the statement added.
"The public to stay mindful of rumour mills and stay responsible in the use of social media," it cautioned.