Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Dr. Noor-Ul-Haq Qadri has said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are enjoying shared religious and historical relations.
He was addressing a seminar in Islamabad on Monday titled Pak-Saudia Relations and Friendship organized by Tehrik-e-Difa-e- Harmain Sharifain.
The Minister said the Pakistani nation gives much importance to these relations and has a special religious devotion with Saudi Arabia due to holy places of Makkah Mukarramah and Madina Munawwarah. He said that these relations will be enhanced under leadership of newly elected government of Pakistan.
The Minister said Saudi Arabia has supported Pakistan at every critical time while Pakistan diaspora living in Saudi Arabia is also playing commendable role in the development process of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He specially thanked the Saudi King for providing financial support to Pakistan for meeting the balance of payment issue.
The Minister said both countries are same stance on several issues including Kashmir, Palestine and issues of Middle East. He said that Pakistan will play its due role for inter-faith harmony, unity and solidarity among Muslim Ummah.