Islamabad- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with his brother Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif left today for Saudi Arabia to attend the funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who died last night.

PM Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain sent his condolences too. The funeral will be held in Riyadh later this evening.

The government of Pakistan has also announced one-day mourning over King’s demise. Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz will officially takeover as Saudi King after the funeral. The late monarch's half-brother Moqren has been named as Crown Prince, according to the official statement released by the royal court.