Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday performed Umrah and prayed for the solidarity, progress and prosperity of the people of Pakistan.
He also prayed Allah Almighty for his guidance and His benevolence to do his best for the bright future of the people and the country.
Prime Minister Sharif is on a private visit to Saudi Arabia and arrived in Jeddah on Thursday night.
He was received at Royal Terminal by Governor Makkah region Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, senior functionaries of Royal protocol, Governorate, Saudi Foreign Office and government functionaries. Saudi Ambassador in Pakistan Abdul Aziz Al-Ghadeer was also present.
Pakistan Ambassador in Saudi Arabia Mohammed Naeem Khan,Consul General Aftab Khokher and officers from the Consulate were also present.
The prime minister would also visit Madinah al-Munawarah.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2013.