File photo of Bajwa meeting with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

Amid strained ties, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman refused to meet Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Pakistan's army chief visited Saudi Arabia on Monday amid strain in ties between the two countries over Kashmir. Saudi Arabia has forced Pakistan to pay back USD 1 billion and is demanding another USD 1 billion of the loan. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had criticised the Saudi government and threatened to call an OIC meeting by sidestepping the Gulf country

New Delhi: Looks like Saudi Arabia is in no hurry to mend ties with Imran Khan's Pakistan as Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa failed to secure a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Bajwa along with Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief had arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday.

The close bilateral ties between the two countries took a hit after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi issued a warning to Saudi Arabia after the latter refused to act against India over Kashmir issue.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi's Warning To Saudi Arabia

Speaking on the first anniversary of revocation of Article 370 by India, Qureshi publicly slammed Saudi Arabia for not backing Pakistan over the issue of ‘organising’ a meeting of the Council of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Foreign Ministers (CFM) on Kashmir in early February 2020.

He further said that unless the OIC convened CFM meeting on Kashmir, Pakistan would be “compelled to convene a meeting of Islamic countries that are ready to stand with it on the issue of Kashmir and support the oppressed Kashmiri Muslims”.