Parlour & the Prince

Though a fullfledged palace coup is unlikely, no other prince, albeit lower down the pecking order, can mobilise enough troops to depose a man with the coercive powers of the state at his disposal, and still more with the octogenarian King Salman fighting age and illness.

UAE Crown Prince to arrive in Pakistan on Thursday

The recent visit, which is part of growing exchanges between Pakistan and Arab countries, will take place less than a week after Emirati Minister for Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Maba­rak Al-Nahyan met the premier and President Arif Alvi in Islamabad.