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.


Pakistani naval chief, UAE counterpart discuss maritime cooperation in Dubai

Updated 22 July 2019
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Pakistani naval chief, UAE counterpart discuss maritime cooperation in Dubai

  • Pakistan’s navy chief also met with the UAE army chief for talks
  • Admiral Abbasi will visit UAE Navy Units

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, held a meeting with the United Arab Emirates Navy chief and discussed cooperation in maritime affairs at Dubai Naval Headquarters on an official visit to the UAE, Pakistan Navy media wing said on Monday.
On Sunday, Admiral Abbasi held talks with UAE army chief and under-secretary of the defence ministry.
“On the second leg of visit he (Admiral Abbasi) will visit different units of UAE Navy,” Pakistan Navy said and added that the visit would “improve bilateral ties specially in the file of maritime affairs.”
Pakistan and UAE navies have maintained close relations over the decades and Pakistan Navy collaborates with its UAE counterparts on various professional issues including training exercises, provision of trained manpower and port visits by fleet units in line with their long-standing collaboration.
In February, a Pakistan Navy flotilla comprising navy ships TARIQ and HIMMAT visited Abu Dhabi to participate in a leading trade show, the International Defence Exhibition/ Naval Defence Exhibition.
In the same month, both navies conducted bilateral exercises aimed at enhancing interoperability between them.
“During two days exercise, a number of evolutions pertaining to Maritime Security Operations, Search and Rescue, maneuvering drills, Maritime Infrastructure Protection, Communication, and Warfare related exercise were undertaken,” Pakistan Navy had said after the joint exercise.