ISLAMABAD: Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani, Imam at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, on Wednesday concluded his seven-day visit to Pakistan packed with official commitments and meetings with top civil and military leadership of the country. The highly revered cleric left for Saudi Arabia from Lahore this morning.
“It was a really productive visit,” Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, Chairman of Pakistan Ulema Council told Arab News.
After spending five days in Islamabad, Al-Juhani went to Lahore on Tuesday where he met with Punjab’s acting Governor, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, religious scholars and people from different walks of life.
During his stay in Pakistan, he addressed the fourth International Message of Islam Conference held in Islamabad where he underlined elements responsible for fanning terrorism, extremism and sectarian violence as enemies of Islam and Muslims.
“Imam Al-Juhani’s participation in the conference is a matter of pride for us, in which he underlined that teachings of Islam have nothing to do with terrorism, extremism and sectarian violence,” said Ashrafi.
The conference in Pakistani Capital also declared the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman “Person of the Year” for his invaluable services for peace in the world.
Al-Juhani also met with President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and military chief General Qamar Javed Bajawa during his visit and stressed the need for frequent exchange of delegations between the two countries in various fields.