Cash-strapped Pakistan on Saturday received Emir of Qatar in Islamabad, furthermore, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was seen chauffeuring him around.
To enhance bilateral ties between Qatar and Pakistan, the Emir of Qatar H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is on a two-day visit to Pakistan.
However, this is not the first time that the Prime Minister of Pakistan has gone out of his way to chauffeur Arab monarch, as a similar incident was recorded back in February when Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was on a bilateral visit to Pakistan, wherein he chauffeured the Saudi Crown Prince to his official residence on arrival.
Just like the first time, the photograph of Pakistan prime minister driving the Emir of Qatar around started doing the rounds of social media, and Twitter had a lot to say:
The Emir, who last toured Islamabad in March 2015, was received by Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Nur Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad.
Hamad Al Thani is accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising key ministers and senior officials.
The Qatari leader will hold talks with the Prime Minister and will also meet President Arif Alvi.
Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the Emir will announce investments deals worth USD 22 billion during his visit.
"This comes as a second major investment in the country after the Kingdom of Saudi had announced to invest USD 21 billion in Pakistan in three phases under its investment plan," he had said.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visit to Pakistan in February had pledged to invest USD 21 billion in the country.
In January, Khan visited Qatar to promote trade ties between the two nations. During his visit, the Pakistani premier met the Qatari leadership and the business and investment communities of Qatar.