Qureshi pays respects at Imam Raza shrine in Iran

Foreign minister meets custodian of Astan Quds Razavi in Mashhad

APP April 22, 2021


Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday paid his respects at the shrine of Imam Raza (AS) in Mashhad and met the custodian of Astan Quds Razavi Ahmed Marvi.

The meeting focused on the need for unity among Muslim world and upholding the reverence of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

He said Muslim scholars must play their role in discouraging the growing trend of Islamophobia and expressed satisfaction that the Iranian leadership was committed to working with Pakistan at international level to protect the honour of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

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Qureshi thanked the Iranian leadership for its continued support to Pakistan’s position on the issue of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He expressed gratitude to the Iranian government for the special facilities being provided to Pakistani visitors as thousands come every year for the pilgrimage of shrines of Imams.

The custodian of Astan Quds Razavi thanked the foreign minister for launching a comprehensive policy for the convenience of the pilgrims.

Pakistan’s ambassador to Iran Rahim Hayat Qureshi and consul general in Mashhad were also present.

Earlier, the foreign minister was received by the Deputy Governor General Khorasan on his arrival at Mashhad airport from Tehran.



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