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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sunday extended his condolence to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, on the sad demise of his son Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The Prime Minister accompanied by Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Special Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi, Special Envoy to the PM for Overseas Investment Javed Malik and Pakistan Ambassador in the United Arab Emirates Asif Durrani, arrived at the Za'abeel Palace Sunday evening to extend condolence on his and on behalf of the government and the people of Pakistan.

The Prime Minister expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the death of Dubai ruler's son and prayed for the departed soul.

A number of key figures of the ruling family including Sheikh Saif al Nahyan, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammad Al Maktoum were also present during the meeting.

Prime Minister Sharif's brief visit was an expression of solidarity and deep love of the leadership and people of Pakistan.

The two countries enjoy cordial relations which are rooted in common culture, history and brotherhood.

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, died at the age of 33 due to heart attack.

Later in the evening, the Prime Minister along with his delegation departed for Islamabad. UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs Sheikh Obaid Humaid Al Tayer saw them off at the airport.

Copyright Associated Press of Pakistan, 2015

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