Prime Minister Khaleda Zia received a red carpet reception in the Pakistani capital when she arrived at 4.00 pm (PST) at the Pakistan Air Force Base, Chaklala on a three-day official visit, report agencies.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and his spouse greeted the Bangladesh Prime Minister at the tarmac. A nineteen-gun salute heralded Khaleda's arrival as a tiny tot presented her with a floral bouquet. A static guard of honour was presented at the airbase.
Earlier, the Prime Minister left Dhaka for Islamabad Sunday afternoon on a three-day official visit to Pakistan. Trade and economic cooperation is on top of her agenda in talks with her Pakistani counterpart Shaukat Aziz.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the PM took off from Zia International Airport at about 2:02 pm for Islamabad.
Cabinet Ministers, including Finance Minister M Saifur Rahman and LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, PM's political secretary Harris Chowdhury, Mayor Sadeq Hossain Khoka MP, State Minister for Home Affairs Lutfozzaman Babar and Foreign Affairs Advisor Reaz Rahman saw the Prime Minister off at the VVIP tarmac.
Chiefs of the three services, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Abdullah Al-Obaid Al-Namlah, Pakistan's acting High Commissioner in Dhaka Shahid MG Kiani and high civil and military officials were also present on the occasion.