President Mamnoon arrives in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj

As many as 142,000 Pakistani pilgrims will be performing Hajj this year


News Desk September 05, 2016
President Mamnoon Hussain offering prayers at The Prophet's Mosque in Madina, Saudi Arabia. PHOTO COURTESY: SAUDI PRESS AGENCY

President Mamnoon Hussain arrived in Saudi Arabia along with his family on Saturday evening to perform Hajj.

According to Arab News, the President offered prayers at Masjid al-Nabawi on Saturday and Sunday ahead of his travel to perform the annual ritual, said Pakistan ambassador Manzoorul Haq.

“President Mamnoon prayed for excellent bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia. He also prayed for the solidarity, progress and prosperity of the people of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, and for peace and prosperity of the Muslim Ummah,” he added.

Pakistan will stand by Saudi Arabia if territorial integrity threatened

The envoy also highlighted that the visit of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Asia began from Pakistan in January, showing the country’s significance in the region.

As many as 142,000 Pakistani pilgrims will be performing Hajj this year, with over 105,000 pilgrims from the country already reaching Makkah.

 

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