No sectarian tussle: ‘Saudis want to restore legitimate Yemen govt’

Imam-e-Ka’aba appreciates Pakistanis resolve to protect Haramain Sharifain

Our Correspondent April 27, 2015
Imam-e-Ka’aba appreciates Pakistanis resolve to protect Haramain Sharifain. PHOTO: MEDIA ZONE

LAHORE: Imam-e-Ka’aba Sheikh Khalid bin Ali al Ghamdi has reiterated that the Yemen conflict has no sectarian undertones and that the Saudi-led military coalition wants to restore the legitimate government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi toppled by Houthi rebels.

Addressing a Difa-e-Haramain Sharifain convention organised by Jamiat Ahle Hadith in Lahore, al Ghamdi, who is on a weeklong trip to Pakistan, said Saudi Arabia could not remain oblivious to the political chaos in its neighbourhood.

“The Houthis rebelled against the legitimate government of Yemen and targeted children and women and made them homeless,” he added. “The Saudi-led military coalition is trying to restore the government.”

While thanking Pakistan’s government and political parties for their resolve to protect Haramain Sharifain (the two Holy Mosques), the Imam-e-Ka’aba said it was the responsibility of every Muslim to defend Haramain Sharifain. “Today’s convention is a reflection of the love of Pakistanis for Saudi Arabia,” he added.

Al Ghamdi said Saudi Arabia enjoyed a special relation with Pakistan which is a powerful country. “The Saudis consider Pakistan as their second home,” he said. The Imam-e-Ka’aba also urged religious scholars to impart true Islamic teachings.

Jamiat Ahle Hadith Pakistan Ameer Dr Hafiz Abdul Karim thanked the Imam-e-Ka’aba for visiting Pakistan and assured him of all possible cooperation from the government and the people of Pakistan in defending Haramain Sharifain.

PML-N’s Abid Sher Ali, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Jamiat Ahle Hadith chief Sajid Mir and Pakistan Ulema Council’s Tahir Ashrafi also attended the convention.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2015. 


A Common Pakistani | 6 years ago | Reply It is a very strange logic of bombing the country and its people to support what the Saudis perceive as a "legitimate" ruler Honourable and Respected Imam Sahib. Very respectfully, the government of Saudi Arabia should support the people of Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Iraq and Pakistan. The people are the real owners of the country. Ordinary Pakistanis going to Saudi Arabia invariably receive bad treatment and abuse. The Saudi government's love seems to be reserved for rulers only from Tunisia to Pakistan.
pardesi | 6 years ago | Reply He means to say a Govt which supports the Kingdom. Would they support the legitimate govt of Syria ie Asad in Power.
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