ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulifkar Bukhari has said that Bahrain will confer its highest civil award, the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance, on Prime Minister Imran Khan during his upcoming visit to the kingdom.
In an interview with the Arab News, Zulfikar Bukhari said the prime minister would be given the award at a ceremony during his visit to Bahrain in the mid of December.
PM Imran Khan is likely to start his three-day tour to Bahrain, Switzerland and Malaysia from December 15. He will meet Bahraini Prime Minister Salman Al Khalifa and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa before attending their national day celebrations.
In Kuala Lumpur Summit, he would highlight the issues faced by Muslims. Indonesia, Turkey, Pakistan and Qatar will also attend the summit in Malaysia. The event’s theme is ‘The Role of Development in Achieving National Sovereignty’.
On Aug 24, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had awarded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi its highest civilian honour upon his visit to the country on Saturday, despite the fact that the Muslim world was not happy with him for repealing the status of Kashmir.
The oil-rich nation’s this act showed how much importance India held for it. India is one of the biggest consumer markets in the world.
This, however, had made a large number of people furious as Modi has clamped down Kashmiris’ just struggle for liberation from illegal Indian occupation.
UK MP Naz Shah had expressed dismay with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nehyan over awarding the ‘Butcher of Gujarat’ the highest civilian award of the UAE.