Pakistan, Saudi Arabia united in defending Islam: Saudi religious minister


NOWSHERA: Saudi Arabia’s Minister for Religious Affairs Saleh bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh on Friday said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were united to foil the nefarious designs of the enemy.

He was addressing the three-day centennial celebration of JUI-F at Azakhel Nowshera district, which was attended by Imam-e-Kaaba (Grand Holy Mosque of Makkah) Sheikh Saleh Bin Muhammad Ibrahim al Talib, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, Federal Minister for Housing Akram Khan Durani, Deputy Chairman Senate Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and delegates from JUI Hind Maulana Asad Madani, JUI-F central and provincial leaders and delegates from Pakistan, Middle East, and others countries.

In his address, the Saudi minister said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed cordial and an exemplary brotherly relationship since long that could not be explained in words.

He said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have deep-rooted and historical relations spanning decades, whether it was religious, historical, cultural and military.

"We are like two real brothers with commonality of views on regional and international issues,” he said.

Referring to defence relations, the Saudi minister said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would jointly foil evil designs and conspiracies of enemy with unity.

“Together we can counter any challenge,” he said, adding that people of both the countries have immense respect and love for each other and would continue to do so in future.

He said Islam is the religion of peace and there was no room for terrorism and anarchy.

The minister also paid rich tributes to JUI leadership for organising the congregation besides managing and protecting mosques in the sub-continent.