Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz was admitted to a hospital in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Saturday and underwent a medical examination, state media reported on Saturday. Saudi media It was reported on Sunday, citing a statement from the royal family.
He is being tested at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, with no other details released. The statement reads, “May God protect the custodians of the two sacred mosques and wish him health and well-being.
Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif tweeted his best wishes for the monarch’s “early recovery and full health”. “The whole of Pakistan is praying with me for an early recovery and full health of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the steward of the two holy mosques,” he said.
After spending more than two and a half years as Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister, King Salman, the custodian of the Islamic holy site, became the king of the world’s largest oil exporter in 2015.
He also served as governor of Riyadh region for over 50 years.
The 86-year-old Wang had gallbladder surgery in 2020 and replaced the pacemaker’s battery in March.
The de facto ruler and first in line to the throne is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, popularly known as MBS. He embarked on reforms to transform the kingdom’s economy and end the “addiction” to oil.