Riyadh ends a loan and associated oil supply to Pakistan

Riyadh ends a loan and associated oil supply to Pakistan Riyadh backs New Delhi’s stand that Kashmir is its domestic matter. The UAE, Oman, and some North African and West Asian nations are among the other Muslim-majority countries backing India on this issue
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August 12, 2020 16:06
Riyadh ends a loan and associated oil supply to Pakistan

Saudi Arabia has ended a loan and associated oil supply to Pakistan due to Islamabad’s criticism that the Riyadh-dominated Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is not doing enough on the Kashmir issue, signaling further deterioration in relations between the two allies. Pakistan's foreign minister had even threatened to split OIC if the group fails to convene a stand-alone session on Kashmir, Report says, citing The Economic Times.

Pakistan had to repay a Saudi loan of $1 billion after Pakistan persisted that it should lead OIC on the Kashmir issue. The loan was part of a $6.2 billion package announced by Saudi Arabia in November 2018, which included a total of $3 billion in loans and an oil credit facility amounting to $3.2 billion. 

Riyadh backs New Delhi’s stand that Kashmir is its domestic matter. The UAE, Oman, and some North African and West Asian nations are among the other Muslim-majority countries backing India on this issue.

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