Dr Mahathir Mohamad arrived in Islamabad on Thursday evening for a 3-day visit to Pakistan.

Mahathir was accompanied by a high-level delegation, including several leading businessmen.

 

The Malaysian Prime Minister is visiting on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan, and will be the chief guest at the Pakistan Day parade on March 23.

 

He was received at Nur Khan airbase by the prime minister, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Khusro Bakhtiar and was given a 21-gun salute upon his arrival.

 

Pakistan is set to sign deals worth $900 million in Telecoms, information Technology during a three day visit by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

 

The MoU will cover deals in IT, Telecom, power generation, textile, agriculture, and halal food industries, according to Radio Pakistan.

 

The Malaysian prime minister’s bilateral engagements also include a call on President Arif Alvi, and a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, followed by delegation-level talks.

 

The two prime ministers are scheduled to speak at the round table meeting of the chief executive officers, who desire to invest in Pakistan’s automobile and telecommunication sectors.

Meanwhile, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal, in a statement said the visit of the Malaysian prime minister will further cement the existing brotherly and friendly relations between the two countries.