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.
Humbled to pay my respects at the Shrine of Hazrat Imam Raza (A.S), praying for peace & prosperity of 🇵🇰 & for unity of the Muslim Ummah. Pakistan is grateful to #Iran for the excellent arrangements for more than half a million Pakistani Zaireen who visit Mashhad every year. pic.twitter.com/Nbje2ENkBy— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) April 22, 2021
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).
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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