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Global - October 24, 2021

Pakistan PM Imran Khan performs Umrah, prays for peace and prosperity

 

Pakitsan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday prayed for the peace and prosperity of Pakistan as he performed Umrah, along with first lady Bushra Bibi and other ministers, during his three-day trip to Saudi Arabia.

 

In a video shared by the Prime Minister Office (PMO), the premier was seen in an ihram (a cloth that Muslim pilgrims wear during Hajj and Umrah) at the Masjid Al Haram in Makkah.

 

Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI performed Umrah in Masjid Al Haram, Makkah last night. pic.twitter.com/rWFlOcNlqF

 

— Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) October 24, 2021

 

The state news agency, APP, reported that PM Imran prayed for peace and prosperity of Pakistan as well as the Muslim ummah.

The PM had arrived in Makkah via Jeddah.

 

Upon his arrival, PM Imran was received by Deputy Governor Makkah region Prince Badar bin Sultan Al Saud. the two also had a meeting at the Royal Terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah.

 

PM Imran had kicked off his three-day trip to Saudi Arabia by making his first stop at Madinah, said his office.

 

“Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Madinah on a three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia,” tweeted the PM Office.

Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI arrives in Madina on 3-day official visit to Saudi Arabia.

The PM was received by Deputy Govenor of Madinah Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal, and was given a warm reception.#PMIKinKSA pic.twitter.com/BSJWLaW8t8

 

 

— Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) October 23, 2021

 

Deputy Governor of Madinah Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal received the PM on his arrival and was “given a warm reception”, said the PMO.

 

After meeting the deputy governor, PM Imran visited Masjid Nabawi where he paid his respects at Roza-e-Rasool (Peace Be Upon Him),  .

وزیر اعظم عمران خان کی مسجد النبوی میں روضہ رسول ﷺ پر حاضری#PMIKinKSA pic.twitter.com/Q7j1Em4WE4

— Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) October 23, 2021

On Saturday, PM Imran had left for a three-day trip to Saudi Arabia to attend the launch ceremony of the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit.

 

The premier is visiting the kingdom at the invitation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Energy Minister Hamad Azhar, Special Assistant to PM Imran Khan on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and other cabinet members are also with him on the trip.

At the MGI Summit, PM Imran will share his perspective on the challenges faced by developing countries due to climate change.

 

The Foreign Office (FO), in a statement issued a day earlier, said PM Imran in his address to the summit, will share his perspective on the challenges faced by the developing countries due to climate change.

 

“The prime minister will also highlight Pakistan’s experience of launching nature-based solutions to address the environmental challenges.”

The MGI summit is a brainchild of Prince Mohammed bin Salman and is a first of its kind in the Middle East region.

“It may be recalled “Green Saudi Arabia” and “Green Middle East” initiatives were launched by the crown prince in March 2021, aimed at protecting the nature and planet. Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed these two initiatives and offered to share experiences and lessons from Pakistan’s clean and green Pakistan and Prime Minister’s 10 billion tree tsunami,” the FO had added.

During the trip, PM Imran is also scheduled to hold bilateral talks with the Saudi leadership focusing on “advancing economic and trade relations; creating more opportunities for Pakistani workforce; and welfare of Pakistani diaspora in the Kingdom”.

 

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