Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, during his two-day visit of Pakistan, will be conferred on the country’s highest civil award Nishan-e-Pakistan. The award would be conferred on the crown prince at an investiture ceremony to be held at the Presidency on Monday, Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Faisal said in a tweet posted on his Twitter handle on Sunday. The Crown Prince reached Islamabad Sunday evening. Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa welcomed the crown prince on the red carpet of Nur Khan Air Base in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad. As part of a grandiose welcome for the Saudi delegation, Pakistan also sent fighter jets to escort the incoming plane of Prince Mohammed. The FO spokesman, in another tweet, said on the initiative of Prime Minister Imran Khan, suggesting reduction in Saudi visa fee for Pakistani workers, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman has generously lowered the fee. “This has come into effect from 15 Feb 2019,” he added. Published in Daily Times, February 18th 2019.