PAKISTAN AND KSA ARE TIED WITH THE MUTUAL BOND OF ISLAMIC BELIEVES AND VALUES: NA SPEAKER
Islamabad; (Asghar Ali Mubarik) Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Pakistan are like two bodies and one soul. Our sorrow, happiness and destination are the same. Both the countries are the symbol of peace, brotherhood, progress and prosperity.He expressed these views while talking to Imam-e- Ka’aba Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani who called on him at Parliament house on Monday.
Speaker said that both countries were tied in a strong religious, cultural and historic bonds as people of both nations are tied under the great values of Islam. He said that every Muslim in Pakistan has great respect and affection to the custodian of the Al Harmain Al Shareefen.
The Speaker said that the Muslim world was facing multiple challenges at present and we have to create unity among our ranks and shun our differences to overcome these challenges. While appreciating the role of KSA to unite the Muslim Ummah, he said that unity and close cooperation between Muslim countries is the need of the hour. He said that following the teachings of the Holy Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) is the only solution of all socio-economic issues being faced by the world. He added that Islam teaches peace and brotherhood and abhor all kinds and manifestation of terrorism and extremism. He said that KSA and Pakistan can defeat the forces of extremism and terrorism by enhancing cooperation and collaboration at all forums. He mentioned that the recent visit of the Crown Prince of KSA has strengthened the bilateral relations between both the nations.
The Speaker eulogized the efforts of Imam-e-Ka’aba in spreading peace and great values of Islam all across the world. He also applauded the positive role of KSA in international affairs. He said that KSA role in the world to resolve the conflict is exemplary. Stressing the need for enhancing bilateral Parliamentary relations between both the nations, the Speaker said that Parliament of Pakistan is committed to strengthen the relation between Pakistan and KSA.
Imam-e- Ka’aba Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani has said that the success in this world and hereafter would be possible by following the teachings of Islam. He mentioned that deviation from the golden principles of Islam and differences in the ranks of Muslim Ummah are the causes of the increasing terrorism, extremism and other challenges being faced by the Ummah. He said that Pakistan is always ranked high in the eyes of government of KSA.
Imam-e-Kaba also led the Zuhar prayer at Speaker House and prayed for the peace and progress of Ummah. Later on Speaker National Assembly hosted luncheon in the honour of Imam-e- Ka’aba Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani. The Minister for Foreign Affair Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry, Minister for Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Noor-ul-Haq Qadri Minister for Health Amir Kiyani, Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed, Minister for National Food Security & Research Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan, and Parliamentarians were also present on the occasion.