Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday oversaw the signing of unprecedented investment deals with Pakistan worth $20 billion just a few hours after landing in Islamabad on his maiden state visit.
The US tech giant's cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services, had been in talks over opening data centres in the Gulf kingdom, with crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally courting Mr Bezos on a US trip past year.
There was relief among Pakistan officials when the Foreign Office announced on Friday night that the de-facto ruler of the Gulf kingdom will arrive on Sunday. Some have linked the killing to the Saudi crown prince, known as MBS.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to New Delhi Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saty has said that Mohammed bin Salman's visit to India presents a "historic opportunity" to expand collaboration in all sectors.
Earlier, Khan and the crown prince had a one-on-one meeting at the Prime Minister House, followed by the inaugural session of the Supreme Coordination Council, co-chaired by the two leaders.
Two senior Pakistani officials said the crown prince was likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives in Islamabad. During his visit, Muhammad bin Salman will also meet Pakistani Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
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Saudi Arabia has in recent months helped keep Pakistan's economy afloat by propping up its rapidly dwindling foreign exchange reserves with a $6bn loan, giving Islamabad breathing room as it negotiates the bailout with the International Monetary Fund.
When Saudi crown prince's plane reached Pakistani air space, Pakistan Air Force's JF-17 Thunder and F-16 jets took the plane into its protective circle.
Speaking about the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) of energy and infrastructure projects that forms a key node in Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative linking China with Asia, Europe and beyond, Khan expressed hope that Saudi Arabia will participate with Islamabad in what he considered an "exciting future".
This is the first official visit of the dignitary to Pakistan since his elevation to the position of Crown Prince in April 2017.
Muscat: Pakistan expects to receive $50 billion in foreign investment as a result of Prime Minister Imran Khan's visits overseas, the Government confirmed. Tehran has also accused Pakistan-based anti-Iran militants for orchestrating the attack that killed 27 personnel of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
The minister said a dinner will be hosted at the Prime Minister House which will be addressed by both Imran Khan and Mohammad bin Salman.