Abdul Khabeer Azad, Saudi envoy discuss matters of mutual interest
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Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad, Chairman of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, met Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki at the Saudi embassy in Islamabad to discuss the matters of mutual interest and Pak-Saudi relations, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad said that the Pak-Saudi friendship was higher than the Himalayas, adding that Saudi Arabia was the second home for Pakistanis.
“The Saudi government’s assistance to the flood-hit people of Pakistan is commendable. Saudi Arabia has generously supported Pakistan in its hard times,” he added.
“The protection of Haram Sharif is our collective duty and a fundamental tenet of our faith,” he continued, adding that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan were playing a significant role in the unity of the Islamic world.
He also stated that the stability and security of Saudi Arabia was the stability and security of Pakistan.
“Everyone should unite today to stand before the world as one Ummah,” he emphasised.
He also pointed out that the recitation of the Holy Quran on the FIFA World Cup opening in Qatar was a good message for the whole world.
Abdul Khabeer Azad also congratulated Saudi Arabia on its success in the football match with Argentina.
Nawaf bin Said al-Malki, the Saudi ambassador, then concluded by saying that Saudi Arabia stood by Pakistan in its time of trouble.