Islamabad- President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia today.

In a message, the President paid rich tributes to the late King and said that he was held in high esteem by every Pakistani and was considered a good friend of Pakistan. The PM extended condolences to the Saudi royal family as well as to the people of the Kingdom and said the whole nation was with their Saudi brethren in this hour of grief. The PM had visited the ailing King last week to inquire about his health.