RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sent a cable of condolences and sympathy to Pakistani President Arif Alvi on death of former president Muhammad Rafiq Tarar, the Saudi Press agency reported on early Wednesday.

“We send to Your Excellency, the family of the deceased and the Pakistani people our deepest and sincere condolences,” the king said.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also sent a similar cable to the Pakistani president.

Rafiq Tarar, a former judge who served as the country’s president from 1997 to 2001, died on Monday in the eastern city of Lahore after a prolonged illness at the age of 92.