Imam Al-Juhani wraps-up a busy visit to Pakistan

Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani, Imam at the Grand Mosque in Makkah (left) with the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, Nawaf Saeed Al Malkiy, at a reception dinner hosted by Ambassador Malkiy on April 15, 2019 – (Photo by Saudi Embassy in Islamabad)
Updated 17 April 2019
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Imam Al-Juhani wraps-up a busy visit to Pakistan

  • Met with the country's top civil and military leadership
  • Stressed the need for frequent exchange of delegations between the two countries in various fields

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.


Saudi envoy meets head of major Pakistani religious party

Updated 23 April 2019
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Saudi envoy meets head of major Pakistani religious party

  • Maulana Fazlur Rehman appreciates deep rooted bilateral ties
  • Saudi envoy says Kingdom values relationship with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The chief of one of Pakistan’s largest religious parties, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), met the Saudi ambassador to Islamabad on Tuesday, the embassy said, and discussed ways to boost bilateral ties between the two nations.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman met with Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan, at the ambassador’s office on Monday, the embassy said on Twitter.
According to the state Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Maulana Fazlur Rehman lauded deep-rooted brotherly rties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia while Ambassador Al-Malki said the Kingdom attached great importance to its relationship with Pakistan.
Earlier this month Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani, an imam at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, visited Pakistan and met with the country’s top political and military leaders as well as religious clerics.