ISLAMABAD: Saudi Crown Price Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) is expected to arrive in Pakistan on February 16th for two-day visit, according to the Saudi ambassador. The crown prince is expected to stay at the Prime Minister House during his visit.
The Traffic Plan for Islamabad and Rawalpindi (Twin Cities)
According to the Reports: 1. Number of security checkpoints will be established on the roads. 2. All entry points of the federal capital will be scrutinized through special arrangements during the two days of his presence in the country. 3. Most areas in the immediate vicinity of the Red Zone will remain closed. 4. Metro Bus limited to Rawalpindi Only, normalcy scheduled for February, 18. 5. Likely LEA deployments all along the twin cities: 6. Traffic Plan Under Approval, will be issued by Police. 7. Entry of heavy traffic will not be allowed in specific times while small vehicles allowed to move on alternate routes due to the closure of some boulevards including Express Highway. 8. Heavy traffic coming from Lahore would not be allowed to use Expressway and they will have to use the alternate route from Rawat T-Cross for Rawalpindi Saddar, GT Road, and Peshawar. 9. Heavy traffic coming from Peshawar would not be allowed to enter Islamabad as well as IJP Road and they would have to use the route from Chungi no.26, Meharabad to go towards Rawalpindi and Lahore. 10. Heavy traffic coming from Murree would be stopped at ‘17 Meel Tool Plaza’ while those coming from Kahuta Road will be diverted towards Rawat T-Cross from ‘Kak Bridge’. 11. Expressway from Koral Chowk to Garden Chowk and Faisal Avenue till Rescue-15 U-Turn will remain closed in specific times. 12. Murree Road from Faizabad to Rawal Dam Chowk, Kashmir Chowk and Serena Hotel, Kashmir Highway from Peshawar More to Serena will remain closed. 13. Constitution Avenue from Radio Pakistan to Serena hotel and Soharwardi Road from Embassy Road to Serena hotel will remain closed. 14. Ataturk Road from Serena hotel to Nadra Chowk will also remain closed for routine traffic operations. 15. Recommend *Allocate additional travel time in schedules* due to disruptions throughout Islamabad & Rawalpindi for February 16th & 17th. 16. Minimize nonessential movement and maintain heightened vigilance. 17. Islamabad air space will be closed temporarily during MBS arrival and departure people planning to travel through Islamabad Airport on 16th & 17th February should reconfirm flight itineraries. You may also face temporary cellular network shutdown, during any move keep your Identification documents , passport and visa copies in possession .
The Crown Prince will be accompanied by a high-powered delegation including members of the Saudi Royal family, key ministers and leading businessmen. This will be the first state-level visit of the dignitary to Pakistan since his elevation to the position of the Crown Prince in April 2017.
During his visit, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman will call on the President. He will also meet the Prime Minister and the Chief of Army Staff. A delegation of Pakistan’s Senate will also call on the Crown Prince to discuss ways to enhance parliamentary cooperation between the two countries.
The Saudi Ministers accompanying the Crown Prince will meet their counterparts to discuss bilateral cooperation in their respective fields. The businessmen of the two countries will also meet to discuss opportunities of collaboration in private sector.
During his stay, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will be signing a number of agreements and MoUs in diverse sectors, including investment, finance, power, renewable energy, internal security, media, culture and sports.
Stay Safe Report By (Islamabad Traffic update Group)