Rahim yar khan – President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Naihan will arrive here next week on a two week visit. High-level delegates will also accompany him.
The President of the UAE, in his visit, apart from hunting houbara, is also expected to meet with President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Commander General Qamar Javed Bajwa. In order to review the arrangements for the visit of the royal delegation to Cholistan, former parties from the UAE will arrive in Cholistan. Forest rangers have been deployed in five districts adjacent to Cholistan. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar has summoned three companies of Rangers from the federal interior ministry for the security of the UAE royal delegation.
UAE rulers came to Cholistan to hunt houbara for a long time but due to illness, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed has been unable to come to Cholistan for the past eight years. However, meanwhile, the Crown Prince of UAE Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed used to visit Cholistan every year with a high level delegation and during the last two years his personal visits to Cholistan were then granted official visiting status.
According to sources, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed and Deputy Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum will come to Cholistan for private visits next week with high-level royal delegations and during those visits they will visit Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur. He is also expected to visit the Bahawalnagar, Rajanpur and Cholistani areas adjacent to DG Khan. To ensure security, three Rangers companies will be deployed in these districts until March 31, 2021. According to sources, the personal visit of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed to Rahim Yar Khan may be more than two weeks.