Saudi prince gifts Imran Khan gold-plated Kalashnikov and bullets

Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk province, Prince Fahad bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz has gifted a ‘gold-plated Kalashnikov’ and bullets to Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan.

The gold-plated Russian gun was gifted in a meeting at PM Office on Monday, sources told The Express Tribune on Tuesday.

The premier thanked the Saudi prince for the expensive gift, they added.

Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua were also present during the meeting.

The Saudi prince also met President Dr Arif Alvi and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa during his official visit to the country.

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