On his twitter account, the prime minister said late Qaboos was a visionary and transformed Oman into a vibrant, modern state.
I extend our deepest condolences to people of Oman on the passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. He was a visionary & transformed Oman into a vibrant, modern state.Oman has lost a beloved leader & Pakistan a close, trusted friend.May his soul rest in eternal peace
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 11, 2020
“Oman has lost a beloved leader & Pakistan a close, trusted friend.
May his soul rest in eternal peace,” he further posted.
According to Oman news agency, Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, 79 had ruled Oman for almost half a century, after assuming power in 1970.
Qaboos had been ill for some time. His funeral prayers were being held on Saturday. Late Qaboos would be remembered in history as a ruler who steered his small country in the middle East towards modernization and development.