Rawalpindi, 18 December, 2023 (GNP): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar embarked on a solemn one-day visit to Kuwait to pay respects and extend condolences on the demise of Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
The departure took place today from Noor Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi, where the Kuwait ambassador bid farewell to the premier.
The passing of Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who departed at the age of 86 on Saturday, as confirmed by the royal court, marks a moment of deep mourning for Kuwait. The cause of his demise has not been immediately disclosed.
Prime Minister of Pakistan @anwaar_kakar will undertake a one-day visit to #Kuwait tomorrow to convey to the Royal Family, government and the people of Kuwait the sympathies and condolences of the Government and people of #Pakistan on the sad demise of the Amir of Kuwait His…
— Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Pakistan (@ForeignOfficePk) December 17, 2023
Amidst condolences from the global community, Pakistan stands in solidarity with Kuwait during this period of bereavement.
The visit by Prime Minister Kakar is a gesture to convey heartfelt sympathies and condolences from the government and people of Pakistan to the royal family, government, and citizens of Kuwait on the loss of their esteemed leader.
The late Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who assumed leadership just over three years ago, was laid to rest in a private ceremony attended by close relatives on Sunday.
The funeral rites, marked by prayers at a Kuwaiti mosque and a burial ceremony, were broadcasted on state television, signifying a national moment of mourning and remembrance.
In respect for the departed Emir and in solidarity with the grieving nation of Kuwait, Pakistan has declared today, Monday, as a day of mourning.
The declaration aims to express fraternal solidarity and profound sympathies from the people and government of Pakistan to the royal family, government officials, and the people of Kuwait during this period of loss.
Furthermore, Kuwait has announced 40 days of mourning alongside a three-day closure of official departments, marking a period of reflection and tribute to the late Emir’s legacy.