Islamabad, March 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today received Imam-e-Ka’aba Al-Sheikh Dr. Saleh bin Muhammad bin Talib at Prime Minister’s Office. Imam-e-Ka’aba was accompanied by Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Mr. Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliky and other Saudi dignitaries. Minister for Communications Hafiz Abdul Kareem, Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousuf, Senator Professor Sajid Mir and senior officials were also present during the meeting.
Welcoming Iman-e-Ka’aba Al-Sheikh Dr. Saleh bin Muhammad bin Talib to Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that the people of Pakistan have great respect for him and consider his visit as a matter of honour. The Prime Minister said that his visit would further strengthen the existing close and brotherly ties between the people of the two countries. The Prime Minister said that Pakistan greatly values its ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which draw its strength from religious affinities, historic bonds and mutual respect.
Imam-e-Ka’aba in his remarks thanked the Prime Minister and the government for the warm welcome and observed that the entire Muslim world considers Pakistan as its strength and takes pride in its accomplishments. Discussing the regional situation and the challenges faced by the Muslim Ummah, Imam-e-Ka’aba appreciated the efforts of Pakistan for promoting peace in the region. He appreciated the efforts and the steps taken by the government towards overcoming the menace of terrorism.
He expressed his best wishes for the government and the people of Pakistan. The Prime Minister conveyed warm wishes, on his own behalf and on behalf of the people of Pakistan, for Khadim Al-Haramain Al-Sharifain His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince His Royal Highness Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi government and the brotherly people of Saudi Arabia.
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