ISLAMABAD: Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, the secretary general of the Muslim World League, called on Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif today, Thursday, with the latter expressing his appreciation for Saudi Arabia for supporting the South Asian nation in the wake of deadly floods that have killed at least 1,700 people and left 33 million scrambling to survive.
The Muslim World League is an International Islamic NGO based in Makkah that aims to spread the true message of Islam and advance moderate values that promote peace and tolerance.
Al-Issa will be in Pakistan until October 14.
“Highlighting the ongoing devastating impact of the floods in Pakistan which have affected more than 33 million people all across Pakistan, [PM] appreciated the support provided by Saudi Arabia to Pakistan during these hard times,” a statement from the PM’s Office said.
“Prime Minister also highlighted that the role played by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Muslim World League and His Excellency [Al-Issa] for important Muslim causes, especially on Palestine and Kashmir is commendable.”
The statement added: “The Prime Minister expressed that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relationship with Saudi Arabia which is rooted firmly in our common religion, shared values and culture.”
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are close allies, with over 2.5 million Pakistani expats living in the kingdom, which is also the largest source of remittances to Islamabad.