MAKKAH: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan performed Umrah in Makkah on Wednesday during his first foreign trip after taking office to Saudi Arabia.
The Pakistani PM was received warmly by a crowd of people gathered at the Grand Mosque. According to Geo.tv, the doors of the holy Kaaba were opened for Khan and his delegation who offered prayers inside the Kaaba. In a video posted on Instagram, Khan is seen exiting the holy Kaaba.
The doors of the Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH) were also opened for the Prime Minister and his delegation. They offered special prayers at the Riaz-ul-Janna at the Masjid-e-Nabvi (SAWW).
Khan will also visit UAE at the invitation of the leadership, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Khan is accompanied by the foreign minister, the finance minister, and his commerce adviser, the Foreign Ministry added.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Pakistani PM offered prayers at Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) mosque in Madinah.
Upon arrival at Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport, he was received by Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Region.
Former cricket great Khan, also met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and energy minister Khalid al-Falih as he concluded his two-day visit, the Saudi Press Agency said, amid speculation that he would seek economic assistance from the oil-rich ally.
In Abu Dhabi, Pakistan and UAE will discuss issues of bilateral interest, the statement added.
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وزیر اعظم پاکستان عمران خان سعودی عرب کے دو روزہ سرکاری دورہ کے پہلے مرحلے میں مدینہ منورہ پہنچ گئے۔ ائرپورٹ پر مدینہ کے گورنرشہزادہ فیصل بن سلمان اور سعودی عرب میں پاکستان کے سفیر خان ھشام بن صدیق، سعودی حکام اور قونصلیٹ کے افسران نے انکا استقبال کیا۔وزیر خارجہ شاہ محمود قریشی، وزیر خزانہ اسد عمر، وزیر اطلاعات چودھری فواد حسین اورمشیرتجارت عبد رزاق داؤد بھی وزیر اعظم کے ھمراہ ہیں۔عمران خان اپنے وفد کے ہمراہ روضئہ رسول ؐ پر حاضری دیں گئیں ، نوافل اور مغرب کی نماز ادا کریں گے۔
PM Imran Khan reaches Saudi Arabia on his first official foreign visit: he is accompanied by few cabinet members, including foreign minister @SMQureshiPTI and finance minister @Asad_Umar. #PMIK @ImranKhanPTI pic.twitter.com/1MTZ7k8dLC
— PTI (@PTIofficial) September 18, 2018